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Expert Eye Care Staff in Wilder, KY

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.

Meet Our Optometry Staff


Candra has been in the eye care industry since 2005 and joined Garbig Family Eye Care as the office manager in September 2016. She began her journey in the field as front desk/technician and has been a Kentucky Licensed Optician since 2011. Candra has enjoyed learning all aspects of the industry including management. She loves helping the office build as a team, as well as offering the best patient experience possible.


Jan joined Garbig Family Eye Care in 2009 initially working in the optical department and as  a "floater" for the office performing various duties as needed. She enjoys working with patients and the great staff at Garbig Family Eye Care. She currently serves as our insurance and billing expert.

Jan is originally from Coshocton, Ohio and has lived in Alexandria, Kentucky since 1995. She, along with her husband, Dan, have three grown daughters, two son-in-laws and two grandsons. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, and cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes. O-H...I-O!!!


Michelle started with Dr. Garbig and Dr. Kerestan in February 2013 as a pre-tester. She has a long history in Healthcare, Medical Assisting and Home Healthcare and currently serves as front office receptionist and pre-tester. She enjoys getting to know all of the patients and providing the proper testing for them to have the best possible care and experience at Garbig Family Eye Care.


Ella is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee University and is excited to join our team. Her current role is that of a pre-tester where she displays attention to detail and a professional demeanor with patients. She is working to learn as much as possible so that she can expand to other areas of the office.


Alexa is one of our Certified Paraoptometric Assistants who started in Pretest and has expanded to Auxiliary testing, Optical, Front Desk, and Contact Lenses. Her favorite technology in the office is the Oculus Keratograph which assists in the diagnosis of Dry Eye, Ocular Surface Disease, and Corneal Disease.


Mandy is one of our certified paraoptometrics and has taken on many roles including pretesting, front office, and special testing for vision therapy. She brings joy and a wonderful sense of humor to our team. Outside of work, Mandy spends much of her spare time attending the sports and dance activities of her 3 kids.


Laura joined our team in July 2020 after working in the Eye Care industry for 5 years. She has extensive experience in the Optical and loves providing one on one eyewear consultation and exceptional customer service.