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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


Office Manager, Optician

Laura joined our team in July 2020 after working in the Eye Care industry for 5 years and was promoted to the role of Office Manager in May of 2022. She is a Licensed Optician as well as ABO, NCLE, and CPO Certified. She enjoys providing one on one eyewear consultation, exceptional care and customer service, and leads our staff to do the same.

She spent 5 years in the Kentucky National Guard, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, her pets, and attending her children’s sporting events.


Billing Specialist, Insurance Specialist

Michelle started with Dr. Garbig and Dr. Kerestan in February 2013 as our receptionist and technician. She has a long history in Healthcare, Medical Assisting, and Home Healthcare. She attended Northern Kentucky Health Technology Center (now referred to as Gateway) and received her billing certification in 1997, and has been our Insurance and Billing Specialist. Michelle has grown with our practice and has picked up many valuable skills along the way.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and their animals. 




Shylah joined our team in July of 2022 as our technician. She loves working with and seeing our patients every day, she treats each with kindness and compassion. She is currently working to obtain her CPO Certification. She has a sweet 6 year old cat, who means the world to her, and is an avid plant person.

Shylah recently got engaged and has been spent planning wedding festivities with her fiancé. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her younger sisters and spending time with her fiancé watching movies or going for a hike. 




Zachary joined our team September of 2022. He recently graduated from the Ivy Tech Bloomington Optician and Eye Care program. He finished his clinical rotation with us in December 2022 and has been working towards his Opticians License. Zach is ABO and NCLE Certified. He enjoys all aspects of the field and educating our patients. Zach is always very eager to learn new things and has brought a wealth of knowledge.

In his spare time Zach can be found outdoors in nature.




Sandy joined our team in October of 2022 as our Receptionist, after being a patient for many years. She was employed by the USPS for 35 years and had been retired 2 years when she came in for her annual exam and mentioned she was looking for something new to do. She is very welcoming, helpful, and friendly to our patients. Sandy is always willing to help out and take on new task.

Sandy is a huge Bengals fan. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, camping, and spending time with her daughter and 3 wonderful grand-children.