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Renee

Renee
Renee has been with Bear Eye Associates for 28 years and is a "jack-of-all-trades" in the office. As the Practice Manager and licensed Optician, Renee is usually at the front desk or helping patients select eyewear in the Optical Boutique. Renee is a Certified Optometric Assistant and also is our HIPAA Compliance Officer. She assists the Doctor, helps patients with contact lenses and deals with insurance issues. Renee always "goes the extra mile" for our patients and her warm friendly personality consistently gets her the most gifts from patients during the holiday season. Renee enjoys spending time at the Beach, participating in Greek activities at her church and playing Pickleball. She also is a great cook.

Jamie

Jamie
Jamie is a dedicated single mom with 22 years of experience in the optical industry as an Optician and Ophthalmic Technician. She grew up on a farm in Townsend which explains her love of animals. Jamie enjoys crafts and traveling with her daughter, who is an all-star cheerleader. She likes to spend time with friends, cook Italian food and frequently attends cheerleadlng competitions around the country. You can’t miss her on gameday Fridays when she’s wearing her green Eagles Jersey.

Doug

Doug
Doug is a very experienced Optician and will assist you in our Optical Boutique. Originally from Bethlehem, PA., Doug graduated from Moravian College with a major in Biology. Doug is married and has three beautiful daughters and three grandchildren. He owned his own optical business in Pennsylvania for 25 years before moving to Delaware. His interests include antiques and colonial architecture. He plays tennis and tries to play golf when not taking care of his new mini-goldendoodle puppy.

Tracy

Tracy
Originally from Staten Island, Tracy moved to Delaware a year ago for the small town feel and to be closer to family. Tracy manages the front desk and usually is the first one to greet you upon arrival at Bear Eye. She previously worked for an Internist so she has lots of experience in the medical field. Tracy has a grown son and daughter, a dog and a blind cat (who was never a patient at Bear Eye). In her spare time Tracy likes to read and watch science fiction movies. Her conservative side enjoys growing house plants, but her wild side enjoys acid rock, including Metallica, AC/DC, Black Sabath and Iron Maiden.

Michele

Michele
Michele works behind the scenes at Bear Eye as the Billing Manager. Originally from Lumberton, NJ, she no longer has big hair and commutes all the way from Magnolia, DE, because she loves Bear Eye so much. She is married to her high school sweetheart, has 2 sons and 2 grandsons, who she visits frequently in Tennessee. She enjoys traveling and rock and roll from the ‘80s era. But her true love is making all types of crafts, attending craft shows and painting still life’s. You may run into her at the Kennet Square mushroom festival which she never misses. She also has a soft spot in her heart for pink flamingos.

Amy

Amy
Amy originally hails from Raleigh, “Nawth” Carolina and returns frequently to the Tar Heel state to visit family. Amy is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with 20 years of experience, even if she doesn’t look old enough. She previously was on staff at Walter Reed hospital for 5 years before joining Bear Eye. Amy has 2 dogs and likes to do everything outdoors, including biking, hiking, swimming, skiing and the Beach. She even likes to grill outdoors and makes great salmon burgers. She only goes indoors to cook Italian food.

Frani

Frani
Frani has been with Bear Eye for over a year but was a patient for many years before that. She was happy to announce that she just celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary. She has a grown daughter and son. Her spare time is often spent baking brownies, cupcakes and doughnuts. She also has a secret recipe for Frani’s German potato salad. When not restoring furniture, she enjoys listening to Oldies, Country Western music and attending NASCAR races. She also likes “muscle” cars and hopes to buy a Nova someday.

Barb

Barb
Barb has been with Bear Eye Associates for 19 years and travels all the way from Allentown a couple days each week to help us. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and has held several national offices in her Church. Barb assists patients in our Boutique and at the front desk. She enjoys skiing and the Jersey shore, literally. She also bears a strong resemblance to another employee in our office.
 

Jordanna

Jordanna
Jordanna is a sophomore at the University of Delaware majoring in English and plans to become a Screenwriter upon graduation. She enjoys musical theatre and creating lighting design for the theatre. In her free time, Jordanna enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and eating Italian food (especially Spaghetti). You may not notice her, because Jordanna only works part-time and usually helps in the business office or lab.

Cathy

Cathy
Cathy is a Licensed Practical Nurse with 99 years of experience in eye care. Cathy previously worked at the Nemours Clinic, and has been with Bear Eye Associates for the past 16 years. She drives all the way from her home in Seaford to help us. Cathy's warm and caring personality keeps many patients coming back just to see her. Cathy functions as an Ophthalmic Assistant for the Doctor and also as an Optician in the Optical Boutique. Unfortunately, you may miss her because she only works part-time. When at home, Cathy is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.