Dr. Eric VanAusdal, or “Dr. V” as we like to call him, is thrilled to be able to call The Eye Shop home. Although he’s lived in Queen Creek for the past 11 years, he joined The Eye Shop in the summer of 2019. He brings with him expertise in speciality contact lenses (scleral and orthokeratology) from his days working in Ahwatukee. Dr. V earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Phoenix. After a life-changing experience with eye care, he decided to attend Midwestern University College of Optometry where he was awarded the Eschenbach Award for Excellence in Low Vision. He was also awarded the Minnie Flaura Turner Memorial Fund for Impaired Vision Research Award for his research presented at the American Academy of Optometry in 2017.
If optometry didn’t exist, you’d likely find Dr. V trying his hardest to still make a music career a reality. However, Dr. V is *not* a good singer so although he still writes, records, and plays live from time to time, it’s best he stays where he’s at here at The Eye Shop. Maybe if he asks really nicely he’ll get Dr. Shaver to sing on a few tracks.
Dr. V’s biggest passion is his family. His wife, Renee, his children Lennon and Harrison, and his cat, Penny (picking up on a theme?) are his entire world. Penny, most definitely, does not feel the same.
Dr. Shaver opened The Eye Shop in early 2014 wanting to bring his unique blend of high quality, on trend, family friendly eye care to his community here in Queen Creek, AZ. He provides comprehensive optometric care with an emphasis in primary eye care, myopia control and dry eye treatment. He recieved his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry where he recieved awards for outstanding professionalism and overall academic and clinical performance.
Dr. Shaver and his wife Rebecca have five active children who keep them very busy! Dr. Shaver enjoys watching his kids play sports or the piano and likes to sing really loud in the car.
Christa has called The Eye Shop her "home away from home" since 2015. She loves and cares about our patients and it shows in the care she gives them. When she's not exceeding expectations here, she loves going to escape rooms and concerts with her husband and doing anything at all with her three kids and other family members!
Darien is an amazing optician with an eye for style and a bold streak. She has the best computer skills in the office, so we also refer to her as "The IT department." She loves being a married "childless millennial" and is getting in all the travel she can with her husband while she can!
Camie is our perfectionist when it comes to working with patients to find them the perfect frame! She takes her time and goes the extra mile and we love her for it. Her pride and joy are her children and she loves being able to introduce them to new places and cultures!
Katie sought employment with us because she is interested in the science behind eye care. She is an asset to the practice as she is trained in both opticianry and as an optometric technician and she hopes to get certified soon! She is the "baby" of the office and all the other staff are protective of her and give her lots of dating advice, whether she wants it or not.
Julie is our model of efficiency! She keeps us on schedule all with a smile and usually a couple of laughs. When she's not keeping us on schedule, she's keeping her family on schedule and to all their sporting events or other activities!