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The Staff

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.

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Cheri Vanderbye

Optical Sales Associate
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Sarah Brown

Optometric Technician
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Suzy Penton LDO

Optician/ Office Manager

Suzy Penton is our Licensed Dispensing Optician and our office greatly values her 31 years of optical experience. She has been licensed since 1991 so it is safe to say Suzy knows her job. Even better, Suzy loves her job because it proves to be an interesting combination of many fields like Medical, Customer Service, Technology, Sales and even Fashion. Best of all it truly helps her make a difference in people’s lives. Suzy smiles when she says “There is nothing more rewarding than helping improve someone’s vision!” When Suzy isn’t helping our patients see better and look great in their new glasses, she is probably outdoors. She loves watching sports and is a big fan of the Blue Wahoos, FSU Seminoles and her favorite Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Heather Kimmons

Optical Technician

Heather, our Optical Associate, has been an enthusiastic part of the team since 2017. She has been working in the optical business since 2007! She brings a decade’s worth of experience to the office and has a passion for designing lenses that give patients their best vision. When she’s not being a “nerd” (as she calls herself) over lens enhancements, Heather is spending time with her children. She loves taking them to the beach. She is an expert, not only in optical, but in homemade spaghetti sauce as well.

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Moira Leonard

Optometric Assistant, Receptionist

Moira has been working at Coastal Family Eyecare since the summer Dr. Leonard opened her first location. Moira is often found at the front desk helping you schedule an appointment or answering your questions about insurance. She also helps in assisting the doctors with pretesting and the optical with adjustments or dispensing your new glasses. Moira completed her undergraduate degree at FAU December of 2018 and followed up with a certification to teach Yoga. She stays very busy working full time at Coastal Family Eyecare and teaching any yoga class she can make the time for.

Shannon Haines

Receptionist, Optical Assistant

Shannon is most often found helping in Reception and Optical in Pensacola. Shannon has been working in optical since 2008 and she has a lot of knowledge that she brings to the table. She loves this practice because of how much it feels like a family, and she truly enjoys fitting patients in lens and frame designs that make them feel confident, and give them their best vision. When she is not laughing with the team and patients, she spends time with her family, taking trips to the beach. She also loves a good book.

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