Quality Eye Care... for All Ages.
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Sandra: I've been the office manager since the beginning. I helped open the business that we opened in February 2008. My duties consist of filing insurance, helping patients pick out frames, order frames from venders, as well as the lab. I pretty much overlook everyone and make sure they're doing their jobs correct. In my spare time I love to play softball, landscaping, sewing, and of course spend time with my new little one.
Dr. Porter was born and raised in Indiana and lived most of her childhood on a farm with cattle and horses, in the out skirts of Bloomington. Growing up there, she couldn’t help but be a huge IU fan and a fond supporter of Bobby Knight. Her mother worked for the university, so they had season tickets to basketball and football games. She loves sports as a player and spectator, and her biggest crush now is the NFL and playing the fantasy. Like everyone, she had to endure many hurdles in her life, losing a brother in a tragic car accident when eleven, and also losing her Dad to Cancer in 1986. Both losses changed her life in that nothing lasts forever. Dr. Porter chose Indiana University because of her love for Bloomington and the campus. In 1984, she graduated with a Bachelors in Nursing. She did not enjoy this career choice, so returned to school searching for her calling. Many credit hours later, graduating from Optometry school in 1993 has been her true calling and is a career that she enjoys. Dr. Porter "I love my work, my employees and my patients. I believe I’m living the life I was directed to live." Her favorite hobbies are swimming, boating and camping with family and friends. In 2011, she was diagnosed with breast Cancer. What a crazy ride for survival, but she's currently Cancer free and feels blessed that she has so many wonderful people who supported, prayed and cared for her. Her Journey continues……
Dr. Lauren Gardner was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in Charleston, Illinois, home of EIU and the original Jimmy Johns. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and minored in Chemistry at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Gardner realized she wanted to pursue her dream as an Optometrist when she found that wearing glasses changed her life as a young child. Lucky for her dad, Lauren is one of three girls, falling in the middle. Her family all migrated back to Indiana over the past four years as Indiana is where her parents went to college, met, and lived for many years. In her spare time she loves fishing, slalom skiing, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with friends, family and her fiance (who is also an Optometrist). Gardner received her doctorate from Indiana University School of Optometry and is eager to start seeing patients at Superior Vision. She started her clinical training at Eye Surgeons of Indiana in Indianapolis, IN and LASIK Pro in Orlando, FL where she worked closely with several Optometrists and Ophthalmologists treating ocular diseases and co-managing refractive and cataract surgery patients. She continued her training at Indianapolis Eye Care Center where she worked in primary care, contact lens, and pediatric clinics. Gardner finished her training at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, IL where she worked mainly with the pediatric and geriatric population treating conditions such as amblyopia, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and corneal disorders. Gardner has performed mission work in Jamaica and Mexico during her schooling at Indiana University and hopes to continue this service throughout her career as an Optometrist. Dr. Gardner has been with us since 2017 and provides complete ocular health exams for adult and pediatric patients, contact lens fittings, surgery co-management, and treating ocular disease.