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, OD


Dr. Chad Waggoner, OD


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

Administrative / Desk Support

Ariana Button

Patient Reception, Scheduling & Checkout

Bailie Christensen

Patient Reception, Scheduling & Checkout

Kami Emerson

Billing Manager

Melissa Mizer


Natasha Prisbrey

Administrative Support, Optical - Sunset

Jackson Pace

Chief Financial Officer

Jill Tonnensen

Patient Reception, Scheduling & Checkout

Vera Peterson


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 Flickinger

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Alix Frank

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Rebecca Gibson

Optical Team

Lisa Hepworth

Head Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Trevor Iverson

Southwest Surgery Center

Chris Kalan

Surgical Coordinator, COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant)

Makayla Leavitt

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Lorena Lemus

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Taylor White

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Nancy Leonard

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Brian McCann

Registered Nurse - 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

Medical Director - Southwest Surgery Center

Star Taylor

Optical Manager - Downtown

Justin Tibbs

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

Shelby Wirthlin

Registered Nurse - Southwest Surgery Center

Bonnie Wood

Medical Physician's Assistant

Bryan Gerritsen

Low-Vision Specialist

Nick Rabbitt

Ophthalmic Assistant / Technician

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Cosmetic facial surgeries available at Richens Eye Center

It is widely known that many patients want to avoid the natural signs of aging whenever possible. However, when imperfections occur in the eyes and face, there are a few options available to patients in the area. Dr. Sharon Richens is pleased to provide a range of cosmetic facial surgeries, as well as cosmetic injectables, …

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When glaucoma surgery may be right for you

Glaucoma is a condition that can impact one’s quality of life significantly, especially in the later stages. It is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve due to buildup of pressure within the eye. This damage to the optic nerve can result in permanent vision loss and blindness over time as it gradually develops. …

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