We are blessed to have some of the finest, friendliest, and caring staff members to be found. They love taking care of people, and it shows!


Carissa is our Office Supervisor at Jackman Optometry. She began her career working at a “big box” optometry facility, joining Dr. Jackman’s in 2012.

She trains our staff and oversees many office functions to keep things running smoothly. Carissa also enjoys working closely with patients. She enjoys quickly maneuvering patients through the test stations, giving them digestible little bits of information that make their visits more informative.

Carissa is a people person who likes to put patients at ease, particularly those who have strong fears of medical care. It’s not unusual for them to leave saying, “Wow, this was actually fun!”

When people come in with longstanding problems that have stumped the professionals, Carissa assures them it’s Dr. Jackman’s mission to work together until they get it right.

In her off hours, Carissa loves spending time with her family. She loves music and has to have it on all the time, especially those golden 70’s and 80’s tunes.

Carissa believes in listening carefully to patients to find out how to best help them with all their vision and eye health concerns.


Vanessa is our Optometric Assistant at Jackman Optometry. She helps our patients in many ways, including taking preliminary tests, training new contact lens wearers, and finding fabulous frames that fit and look great. Vanessa has been working in health care for over ten years. She loves her work because it gives her the opportunity to make people feel happy! Vanessa enjoys taking walks and playing with her three dogs.

We are thrilled to have Vanessa on our team. In addition to being competent, warm, and caring, Vanessa helps us provide excellent service to our non-English speaking patients, as she is fluent in Spanish.