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 an Optometric Assistant at Jackman Optometry. She began her career working at a “big box” optometry facility, joining Dr. Jackman’s practice six years ago.

She performs pre-testing and general office duties and appreciates that the pre-testing at Jackman Optometry is in-depth. 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.


Mariel is an Optometric Assistant at Jackman Optometry. She performs pretesting, trains new contact lens wearers, and helps people find frames they will love. She also helps out with many other office tasks.

Mariel is a people person who prides herself on great customer service. She wants to make sure our patients are at ease, informed, and happy. She often surprises patients by recognizing them and recalling past interactions. This brightens their day!

When not in the office, Mariel enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves going to Disneyland, seeing movies, and finding new places and restaurants to explore.