The Team

The Professionals

Dr. Sharon Richens

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Eye Physician, iLASIK, Cataract, Cornea & Glaucoma Surgeon

Dr. Shawno E. May

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Eye Physician, iLASIK & Cataract Surgeon

Dr. Brenda F. Jones

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Eye Physician – Mesquite

Dr. Rachael Jacoby

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Macular & Retinal Disease, Vitreoretinal Surgery

Akbar Shakoor, MD

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Macular & Retinal Disease, Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr. Kristin Tarbet

Board Certified Oculoplastic, Orbital & Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Reed Gibb


Chad Waggoner, OD

Optometrist - Sunset

Bonnie Wood

Medical PA (Physician Assistant)

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Administrative Support

Kelly Clayton

Practice Administrator, COE (Certified Ophthalmic Executive)

Jilleen Lukes

Office Manager - Downtown

Deniece Scholes

Office Manager – Sunset

Charlee Mageno

Office Manager – Mesquite

Dar Rutherford


Cheyenne Mahoney

Patient Reception, Scheduling & Checkout

Ariana Button

Administrative / Desk Support

Bailie Christensen

Administrative / Desk Support

Kami Emerson

Billing Manager

Trudie Manitz


Melissa Mizer


Natasha Prisbrey

Administrative Support, Optical - Sunset

Jackson Pace

Chief Financial Officer

Jill Tonnensen

Administrative / Desk Support

Medical Support

Karen Bielik

Head Technician – COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)

Steffanie Church

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Cheryl Cordner

Surgical Coordinator Assistant

Kendi Dunkley

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Kira Facer

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

April Flcikinger

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Alix Frank

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Rebecca Gibson

Optical Team

Lisa Hepworth

Head Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Valerie Hoskins

Southwest Surgery Center

Trevor Iverson

Southwest Surgery Center

Chris Kalan

Surgical Coordinator, COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)

Makayla Leavitt

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Lorena Lemus

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Nancy Leonard

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Kylie Llewellyn

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Brian McCann

Director of Nursing, Southwest Surgery Center

Candace Mortensen

Scrub Tech - Southwest Surgery Center

Ashley Necoechea

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Kenzie Nicholas

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Valerie Parkinson

Surgical Coordinator

Sierra Sundloff

Registered Nurse - Southwest Surgery Center

Star Taylor

Optical Manager - Downtown

Justin Tibbs

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Emma Van Rijswijk

Medical Physician's Assistant

Low-Vision Specialist

Shelby Wirthlin

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Bonnie Wood

Bryan Gerritsen

Registered Nurse - Southwest Surgery Center

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New FDA-Approved Treatment For Glaucoma Now Available At Richens Eye Center

New FDA-Approved Treatment for Glaucoma Now Available in Southern Utah Richens Eye Center Offers Sustained-Release Medication To Reduce Intraocular Pressure In Patients With Glaucoma Or Ocular Hypertension St. George, UT – Richens Eye Center is offering Southern Utah and Nevada a treatment option that is an alternative to eye drops for glaucoma. DURYSTA™ (bimatoprost implant) by Allergan is …

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What Is Strabismus And How Is It Treated?

Monitoring one’s eye and vision health is incredibly important to ensure that patients do not experience permanent vision loss, infection, and other conditions that can significantly impact one’s day-to-day activities. Many eye conditions that can develop are progressive, meaning that with early diagnosis and treatment, many conditions can be treated before permanent vision loss occurs. …

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