Our Team

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Meet the Team



Meet our newest team member. She is a Patient Care Coordinator.

​​​​​​​Full Bio coming soon.



Shelley has been at Herkert Family Eye Care in some capacity since it opened in 1998. After a rewarding career in nursing, she now is our office manager and optician. Shelley enjoys the art of choosing frames, the science of lenses and optics, and the time spent meeting new patients and catching up with current patients. When not at the office, she enjoys running, camping, and hanging with her family. Her greatest accomplishment is being a mom.

“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.” – John Bingham



Alexis is an American Board of Opticianry certified optician at Herkert Family Eye Care. She has always loved getting to meet and know different people and working alongside passionate individuals. Alexis is an alum of the University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre and on occasion, you will find her working as a stage manager or costume designer in the theatre community. When not working, she spends her time reading, crafting, watching movies with her husband, and spending time with her cats, Chigger and Bilbo, and dog, Roddy.

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl



Lorna is originally from the Philippines and came to the United States in 1991. After coming to the U.S. she and her husband Tim, who she met in the Peace Corps, moved to Indianapolis. She was very happy to begin working as a patient care coordinator for HFEC in January of 2016. She loves being around people and enjoys working with patients to help meet their needs. She is very happy to help serve many local friends and people from her church community. She knows no strangers.

Her hobbies include cooking, baking and flower gardening. Orchids are blooming in her home year round. Lorna and her husband have worked diligently for many years to fund the college educations of many nieces and nephews in the Philippines.

"Like the branches of a tree we will grow in many different directions, but our roots remain firmly in the ground, provide us with strong foundations and will keep us together forever."
-Dave Hedges

Toni viles


Toni is the newest Optician at Herkert Family Eye Care, striving to learn as much as possible about the Optical field. Toni graduated in 2014 from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography and a Minor in Art History.

She intermittently worked in management at AMC Theatres for 8 years while pursuing photography as a rewarding hobby in her free time. Toni just happened to be looking for a career change due to health issues when Alexis alerted her to an open Optician position at the office in December 2018. The career change was a breath of fresh air for her and she has never had a more fulfilling profession!

When Toni isn’t at the office or behind her camera, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets.

Jayme Hambleton


​​​​​​​Jayme is an optometric technician at Herkert Family Eye Care. She is new to the eye care world but enthusiastic to learn all about it! As a recent graduate of the University of Indianapolis, Jayme is actively pursuing her academic dream of being a D.O. In her free time. Jayme enjoys writing, video games, as well as playing with her furry friend: Clyde the hamster. She loves the warm and loving environment that HFEC provides to both their patients and their employees.

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy. It’s all that matters.” –Audrey Hepburn



Daniela is an optometric technician at Herkert Family Eyecare. Daniela recently graduated from Marian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry. At Marian, she served as a presidential ambassador, speaking studio consultant, and student senator for the international club. As an aspiring ophthalmologist, she is eager to delve further into all aspects of the eyecare world. In her free time Daniela enjoys volunteering as an interpreter, singing in her church choir, listening to podcasts, and going on hikes. She appreciates the nurturing environment HFEC provides for its staff and patients.

"Life need not be easy, provided only that it is not empty."
- Lisa Meitner



Megan a senior in High School this coming school year. She is one of our part time patient care coordinators. She is involved in many different organizations and clubs at school such as Physics Club and a co-chair of Anna’s Celebration of Life Youth Board. Outside of school and work, she likes to spend time with friends and family. Her favorite activities are playing board games, working with kids, swimming, biking, and taking her dogs on walks. Megan is interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Then going to get a master’s degree to be a Nurse Practitioner.

Megan is a Thomas Rhett expert; She has been one of his biggest fans since he came out with his first album. If you need any information about him, Megan would be the person to ask. She has been to many concerts and knows every song word for word. Thomas Rhett has been one of Megan’s role models for years.

Megan enjoys the patient interaction and meeting new people each day. It has helped her improve her networking skills that she plans to use in her career in the future.

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things because we are curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

-Walt Disney

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