Araceli Paguaga, Optician was born in Nicaragua and has been working in the optometry and optical fields for over 17 years. Her passion is to give patients beautiful vision . . . helping them see and look their very best. Araceli believes that there is a perfect frame for every head shape, face shape, nose shape, complexion, hair color and eye color.
Sit down with Araceli for a "glasses fitting," and you will walk away with something you may not have expected, but with something you are very happy with.
Araceli is an avid baseball and volleyball spectator and participant. She lives in Castro Valley with her fiance and their 3 year old maltese puppy: Princess.
Whittney Lopez, Optician. Born and raised in Oakland, Whittney was meant to work at Oakland Vision Center. She has been working in private practice optometry since 2009 and loves to style your glasses so you feel comfortable – anytime and anywhere. For example, Hawaii, while sipping a pina colada. Wink-wink:)
She is currently obsessed with Anne et Valentin frames so be prepared to try some on. Because, mind blown. When she’s not styling glasses and picking out lenses, you’ll find Whittney cooking. Yep, she’s one of those people that can open a fridge and whip up something delicious in minutes.
Whittney is happily married and they firmly believe that couples that road trip together, stay together.
Amanda Kerr, Optician. Born and raised in the Shasta Lake area of California, Amanda has always loved nature and staying active. Ever happen to see a 75 pound lab/great dane mix hiking around? Well, that would happen to be Amanda and her dog, Ruby.
She started in optometry about 5 years ago as a receptionist and quickly found her calling with styling frames and fitting lenses. For Amanda, the best part of her day is getting to know the little tidbits of her patient's life.
Amanda recently got married, yay! And yes, this Disney-obsessed optician spent her honeymoon at a Disney-themed resort in Hawaii. Because, Minnie Mouse.
Anissa Laval Kiyemba, Optician Raised in Oakland California, she moved to New York to pursue frames, style and fashion. Her passion is finding a great frame that makes you feel extravagant or chic. With 8 years as an optician, frame stylist and buyer she knows her way around a great frame. Anissa's perfect outfit is a jean shirt, jean jacket, black skinnies, amazing boots, and of course – her extravagant l.a. Eyeworks glasses.
Like she says: “Who wants to be the same as everyone else, when it’s so much fun looking completely different?“ One conversation with Anissa and you will pick up a pair of glasses that's so different, you may need to get a whole new wardrobe;)
Anissa loves the afro-centric heart of Oakland. She loves staying hip and up to date with all the amazing events in this great town. And P.S., she can spot a great frame in a sea of the same. Call it a superhero power.