At Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance Center, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our San Jose patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.
Our San Jose Vision Therapy professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. Come in today to meet our San Jose staff and make an appointment.
Tamie is like the “little engine who could” in our office. As Front Office/Scheduling Coordinator, she is our “do it all person” and she does it with an energy and enthusiasm that is hard to believe. With a heart of gold and a passion to help people, Tamie is always there trying to meet the needs of patients and staff alike. From your first call to schedule an appointment, to trying to get insurance coverage, Tamie is the best! She is perfect for the position as she loves on people but can be a real bulldog when she needs to be with insurance companies!
Tamie is a mother of 4 great kids and has 1 adorable granddaughter. She is a lover of sports, especially girls’ softball. In recent years, she was a successful coach of a girls’ fast-pitch softball team in the Bay Area. She has great enthusiasm for what we do especially since our work with her youngest daughter made a huge difference in helping her get a college scholarship to play softball. Tamie is huge on family and is a great fit with our family here at Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance Center. You will agree the first time you speak with her on the phone!
With nearly 30 years of vision therapy experience, Deena is the seasoned veteran of our TEAM. She has trained extensively with Dr. Murray and has attended many educational classes over the years. She has helped extensively in not only training patients, but sharing her expertise in training our other therapists. One of the reasons our therapists are so good is they get to work with Deena. Deena has an infectious personality with a quick wit, and is lovingly known as the “Vision Torture Master,” as she makes patients work hard but they have fun doing it!
Deena has been happily married for over 25 years to her sweetheart Brian, and together they have raised 3 wonderful children. In recent years they have added Bailey to the family, a black lab rescue dog who works along side of Brian in rescue work. As empty nesters now, Brian and Deena love to travel and just have fun together! Deena has an incredible sweet heart to help people and has helped 100’s of children and adults over the years improve their lives! She is an invaluable member of our Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance TEAM!
Shirley has been a vision therapist now for over 10 years with the last 8 years being with Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance Center. Shirley grew up in Santa Clara and is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling. This education and experience in counseling combined with her calm mild mannered personality has made Shirley a very effective therapist.
Shirley is married with 3 daughters, two of which experienced learning difficulties in elementary school and both greatly improved with vision therapy training. This is what prompted Shirley to get involved in the area and gives her the unique perspective of experiencing vision therapy both as a therapist and a Mom! Because of her compassionate personality and personal belief, Shirley has enjoyed working with patients of all ages and has had great success in helping many achieve their goals! Shirley is a valuable part of our family at Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance Center.
Ryan Hansen has been a vision therapist for Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance Center for over 4 years now. Though the newest of our therapists, Ryan has been one of the fastest learners Dr. Murray has ever trained. The reason is that Ryan, like Dr. Murray, had many of the issues that we help kids with. At age 12, Ryan was diagnosed with ADD and visual tracking issues, and struggled in school. Therefore, Ryan is not only passionate to help kids and adults with the same issues, but can relate to them which makes him an even more effective therapist.
In addition, Ryan is a sports enthusiast both as a top level soccer player himself, but also has been certified in Sport’s Vision Therapy through our sister company, “SensorySpeed, Inc.” As such, he is invaluable in using these skills to incorporate sports vision into our traditional therapy which is wonderful motivation for the boys and girls who want to improve at sports, as well as school!
Ryan grew up in San Jose with 3 other brothers (including his identical twin). His father is a Pastor at a local church, so he grew up with a true love for God. Ryan is married and he and his wife Katie, love dogs and good wine! Having a great passion for God and helping others, Ryan has been an extremely valuable part of our TEAM at Lighthouse Optometric Vision Performance Center.