Perry Ayers A.B.O.C., General Manager
Perry has over 32 years of experience in the optical industry with 23 years at First Eye Care. Perry provides oversight and direction to ensure our patients receive the best possible care at our Weatherford and Fort Worth offices. He is available to assist and monitor our patients that require the use of advanced optics to solve difficult visual conditions. Perry enjoys spending time with his family and time in the outdoors.
Dr. Joli Shepard, Optometrist
Dr. Joli Shepard graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science and then attended the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry. Dr Shepard completed two externship rotations with two medically oriented practices. She joined the First Eye Care team in 2013 as a licensed Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. Dr Shepard is licensed in the states of Texas and Louisiana to diagnose and treat ocular disease as well as prescribe spectacle and contact lens prescriptions. Dr Shepard is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association
Darla Summers – Chief Financial Officer/Fort Worth Office Manager
Darla has over 30 years’ experience in finance and accounting which includes 20 years in the healthcare industry. Darla has been with First Eye Care for over 12 years. Darla loves spending time with her husband, children, and especially spoiling her seven grandchildren. She also is very active with her church, and enjoys cooking, traveling, antiquing, and home improvement projects.
Jennifer Carnes – Insurance Manager
Jennifer is the insurance manager for both locations with 22 years’ experience in the healthcare billing industry. She has been with First Eye Care for over 12 of those years. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, outdoor activities such as camping and is active in her church.
Niki Ray – Optician
Niki has 10 years’ experience in the optical business. She enjoys spending time outdoors and family activities with her husband and daughter, along with family and friends
Jennifer Dozier – Patient Specialist
Jennifer has 8 years’ experience in the optical industry, with 6 of those at First Eye Care. Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Destini Brand – Front Desk
Destini has 7 years’ experience in the optical field. She is outgoing and likes to make people laugh.Destini enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Raquel Gooden – Front Desk
Raquel was born in California, however she was raised in Texas and graduated from Crowley High School. She is our front desk check-in receptionist. She loves animals, especially her dogs Roman and Rufus. She enjoys participating in her volunteer ministry work and attending her weekly meetings of worship. Some of her hobbies include playing volleyball and board games with her family. In her spare time, Raquel takes delight in attending professional basketball games with her husband. She looks forward to learning to plan and instrument in the future.
Jessica Rodriguez – Optometric Technician
Jessica has 11 years’ experience in the optical field and enjoys helping patients solve their issues and keeping them happy. She likes attending drag racing events with her husband, going to the casinos, and making memories with family and friends. She loves watching her 15-month old son grow and learn new things, as well as shopping with her mother. In her spare time, she likes to watch football and is a big fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mark Queen – Optometric Technician
Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the Optical industry, which was spent mostly serving with the US Air Force. Mark has recently moved to Texas after retiring from the military and has recently joined our team. In his spare time, Mark is very active in his Motorcycle ministry outreach and attending bike rallies.