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Hope Ahrendt CPC, Team Leader/Insurance Specialist

Hope started her career at Opticology Eyecare in April, 2015. Hope is certified in physician coding and is our insurance specialist. She also serves as Opticology Eyecare’s Team Leader and manages our team. Hope is an avid reader, enjoys training at the gym, axe throwing, and spending time with her husband. Hope usually has a smile on her face and is willing to help our patients with any questions that may arise. 



Morgan Herder, Community Outreach/Optometric Technician/Contact Lens Specialist

Morgan started her career at Opticology Eyecare in July, 2012. She currently is one of optometric technicians and contact lens specialists.  Morgan also has been involved with community outreach and finding ways to better serve our community through volunteering. She is known around the office for her positive chair side manner and warm personality when it comes to our patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as crafting, spending time outdoors, cooking, and hosting. 



Amanda Peterson, Director of First Impressions/Doctor assistant

Amanda started her career at Opticology Eyecare in March, 2017. She currently is our Director of First Impressions and always has a smile on her face to greet our patients.  In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and dog as well as attending yoga classes, going for walks, and teaching Sunday school at church. 


Laura Doggett, Optician/Optometric Technician/Glasses Lab Fabricator

Laura started her career at Opticology Eyecare in June, 2018. She currently is one of our talented opticians and strives to help our patients see good and look fantastic in our many awesome eye glasses. Laura is known around the office for her fantastic sense of humor.  She currently is studying to be American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified. In her free time, Laura enjoys weight training, taking Zumba classes, doing outdoor activities, planning out DIY projects and getting crafty. 



Kristey Dodge ABO, Certified Optician/Glasses Lab Fabricator

Kristey started her career at Opticology Eyecare in October, 2018.  She is the other half of our amazing and talented opticians. Kristey is certified by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and has 18 years of opticianry experience. She is known for her wealth of knowledge when it involves our patient’s specific needs for they vision care. She is a mother of three and is a HUGE Disney fanatic.  In her free time, Kristey enjoys spending time with her family and loves getting out and exploring our wonderful downtown city of Wichita.



Lauren Lazell, Optometric Technician/Contact Lens Specialist

Lauren started her career at Opticology Eyecare in June, 2019.  She is one of our optometric technicians and contact lens specialists. Lauren is currently a college student majoring in elementary education and has a passion for teaching children. She is known for her willingness to help out her fellow colleague and is eager to assist in patient care.  She enjoys spending time outdoors and hanging out with her family and friends. You can usually catch Lauren hanging out in local coffee shops in Wichita.