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Our Staff

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At VisionArts, our caring friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they strive to provide our patients with superior care and service.
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Cindy Vann

Practice Manager

Married to Dr. Vann since 1987 while he attended optometry school, Cindy first worked part-time for this practice, then owned by Dr. White. Dr. Vann and she purchased the practice in 1992. In 2005, Cindy became a Certified Optician of the American Board of Opticians after passing the Opticians’s Examination. Cindy has worked in all of the staffing positions at one time or another, however, the current focus of her attention is in human resource matters. Cindy enjoys spending time with her husband and two active sons, especially on the golf course.

To reach Cindy, please email her.

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Lori A. Test

Insurance Specialist

A lifelong resident of Mexico, MO, Lori has been with VisionArts since March 2007, bringing with her 13 years of previous optical and medical experience. Lori has held nearly every position in the office, including optician, contact lens specialist, receptionist, doctor’s assistant, and clinic tech, but the majority of the time, she can be found dealing with insurance companies. Lori enjoys providing excellent care to our patients and values the relationships she is has been able to develop with them over the years. Outside the office Lori focuses her time on her family and her church. She enjoys auto races, horses, and having fun with her daughter.

Lori may be reached by email.

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Jamie Barnes

Front Desk Manager

A lifelong resident of Fulton, Jamie joined VisionArts in August of 2011, bringing with her nine years of previous experience in the medical field. At VisionArts, Jamie can be found greeting patients, scheduling and confirming appointments, verifying patient insurance benefits, and ensuring that the patient check in and check out process runs smoothly. Jamie loves making a difference in the lives of our patients and strives to provide them with superior care and service. She appreciates the opportunity to build relationships with the patients and work in a fun environment with good friends. Away from the office, Jamie devotes her time to her family, especially her two sons. She also enjoys baking and is particularly skilled in cake decorating.

To reach Jamie, please email her

Cindy Ferguson Graham

Receptionist

With four years of experience as a medical receptionist, Cindy joined VisionArts in September of 2017. Warm and friendly by nature, Cindy is right at home at our front desk, where she welcomes patients and assists them in checking in and checking out for their appointments. When Cindy is not at work, she loves cuddling on the couch with her kids while reading or watching movies. She loves her life in the country, and some of her favorite times are those spent relaxing on her back porch with a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over her pond.

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Kelley Sides

Clinic Manager and Patient Technician

Originally joining the practice in 2001, Kelley serves as the clinic coordinator and a patient technician at VisionArts. In addition to performing the necessary testing for our patients and preparing them to see the doctor, Kelley also ensures that our patients’ visits are as thorough and efficient as possible. The definition of a “people person”, Kelley thrives in our close knit, relaxed environment and enjoys learning as much as she can about the latest advancements in eye care in order to provide our patients with exceptional care. Outside of work, Kelley is happiest spending time with family and friends, attending church, and taking care of her beloved dog, Snickers.

Kelly may be reached by email.

Vonnie Estes

Patient Technician

Joining the practice in September of 2016, Vonnie brought with her 11 years of experience in eye care. As a patient technician, she performs the testing needed in order to prepare our patients to see Dr. Vann. Vonnie is an outgoing and vibrant person who joyfully interacts with our patients. Her favorite part of working here is hearing our patients tell her how much fun they have coming to visit us for their exams. When Vonnie isn’t at work, she devotes her time to her husband Charlie. They love nature and enjoy being outdoors, especially fishing. Vonnie is also a creative and talented photographer.

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Lynsey Rawls

Doctor’s Assistant

Bringing with her nine years of experience in the medical field, Lynsey joined VisionArts as a doctor’s assistant in September of 2014. She fulfills her mission of providing quality care to our patients and making a difference in people’s lives as she assists the doctor in the exam room every day. After our patients’ testing is completed, Lynsey joins Dr. Vann in reviewing the results with them and educating them on ways to properly care for the health of their eyes. She also performs various follow up tests when they are required. Lynsey lists her Christian faith among her greatest passions. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places and spending time with her friends, her family, and her fur babies, Jay and Delilah.

To reach Lynsey, please email her.

Crystal Hinten

Doctor’s Assistant

Crystal joined VisionArts in the spring of 2017 as one of Dr. Vann’s assistants. During exams, she works with Dr. Vann to enter notes into patient records, review test results with patients, and to help them understand how to properly care for their eye health and vision. She enjoys meeting and working with patients in our fun and caring environment. In addition to assisting the doctor during exams, Crystal performs various follow up tests that may be necessary for certain eye conditions. Outside of the office, she devotes her free time to her family and especially enjoys being a grandma.

Christine Gunn

Contact Lens Specialist

Born and raised in Washington, MO, Chris joined the VisionArts family in November of 2015, having spent 17 years prior in eye care. Her official role is that of our contact lens specialist, but because of her extensive experience, Chris enjoys assisting in all areas of the office. On any given day, you may find her at the front desk welcoming patients, performing testing in the clinic, assisting Dr. Vann, helping patients choose their eyewear, or fitting them in contact lenses. She appreciates the advanced technology available at VisionArts, as it allows her to provide the best possible care to every patient. When not at the office, Chris enjoys watching movies, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her husband and children.

Chris may be reached by email.

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Christina Bonsall

Optical Manager and Marketing Coordinator

With over ten years of marketing and sales experience in the beauty industry, Christina joined VisionArts in September of 2013. When not assisting patients in selecting their lenses and frames, Christina can be found placing eyewear orders and filing insurance claims. She also handles the marketing, public relations, and event planning for the practice. Christina is proud to promote a practice that works diligently to provide superior care for their patients and that gives so much back to their community. A classically trained soprano, she spends some of her time outside the office singing, but Christina’s most treasured moments are those she shares with her young son and daughter.

To reach Christina, please email her.

Tamara Bevard

Optician

Tamara joined our optical team in September of 2017 with 15 years of customer service experience, mainly in the beauty industry. Tamara is a natural optimist who enjoys helping people look and feel better. At VisionArts, you will find her educating patients on which lenses will best optimize their vision and protect their eyes and which frames will best fit their lifestyle and personality. She also verifies orders as they arrive from our lab to ensure our patients are receiving only the highest quality products. When she’s not at work, Tamara enjoys spending time with her friend and family.