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Our Team

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Meet the Hillmoor Optical Team

Our skilled team of skilled eyewear professionals will guide you carefully through the entire eyewear fitting and exam process. We’ll ensure a perfect eyewear fit, perform a comprehensive eye exam by a board-certified doctor of optometry incorporating leading technology to accurately assess your vision, and then recommend the right high-quality lens to meet your needs. Our recommendations may include single-vision, bi-focal, progressive, Transitions®, UV or polarized eyeglass lenses, as well as several popular options for contact lenses.

Our Opticians

Dan Amyx

Dan Amyx
Owner/Board Certified Optician ABOC, NCLC, NAO

Dan Amyx is the owner of Hillmoor Optical and a Florida Licensed and Board Certified Optician. He is accredited by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) and National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), and holds a BA Degrees in Psychology & International Studies. Dan has practiced for over 40 years as an eyewear professional. His extensive teaching experience at the Hillsborough Community College Dispensing Optician Program early in his career, combined with excellent mechanical skills and a caring personality, has made Dan one of the area’s most popular opticians and eyeglass repair experts. Current and past interests outside of the office include jewelry making, juggling and riding a unicycle!

Joyce Furman
Florida Licensed Optician

Born and raised in Connecticut, Joyce is a third generation optician. She earned her optician’s degree from Middlesex Community College and is licensed in two states. She is also certified by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). Joyce has been a practicing optician for almost 30 years and has worked for several prestigious optical firms in Connecticut. She truly enjoys her chosen career, especially the process from the initial frame selection to the final delivery and adjustment of the completed eye wear.

Carin Simpson
Florida Licensed Optician

Carin recently moved to the Treasure Coast from Connecticut where she was born and raised. She has over 20 years of experience in the optical industry, graduating from Middlesex Community College with an AS in Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) and licensed in 2 states. Carin has extensive experience working in a high-end optical boutique as a well as a store manager for a well-known optical retailer. She has an outstanding gift for eyewear fashion, fit and design.

Andy Melo

Andy Melo
Apprentice Optician

Andy Melo has a true gift for crafting and fitting custom eyewear and is working diligently to learn every aspect of the business. We are proud to have him on our team as a he studies to earn his optician’s license. Andy enjoys interacting with customers and exceeding their expectations with every eyeglass order. His warm personality and great sense of humor is instantly contagious and brings a smile to everyone he meets. Outside of the office, Andy enjoys outdoor pursuits, including fishing, boating and spending time with friends and family.

Penny Tawse

Penny Tawse
Apprentice Optician

Penny is passionate about ensuring her patients feel good about their eyewear selection. She has a special talent for helping customers select eyewear that is fashionably confident with a sense of personal style. Penny’s warm personality immediately puts customers at ease. She is dedicated to keeping up with the latest trends in fashion and is a devoted reader of Vogue Magazine. When not helping customer select the perfect eyewear, Penny enjoys spending time with her three kids, amazingly supportive husband and two dogs, Zeus and Dexter.

Megan Mendez

Megan Mendez
Optometric Technician

Megan is a certified optometric technician and has worked in the medical field since 2016. She specializes in contact lens fittings, including scleral lenses, as well as retinal imaging scans and field perimetry tests to determine causes of vision loss. She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association and attends regular meetings to further her education and knowledge of the latest advances in optometric science. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Our Optometrists

Dr. Betty Zondag

Dr. Betty Zondag
Independent Board Certified Optometrist

Dr. Betty Zondag received her degree in optometry from Indiana University in Bloomington. She has extensive experience in general optometry, as well as medical optometry and advanced prism evaluation for those patients requiring peripheral prism glasses due to a condition called decompensating phorias (the loss of vision on the same side in each eye), which impairs the ability to navigate and walk safely. It brings Dr. Zondag great satisfaction to help patients effectively manage this vision impairment.

Dr. Jessica Lund

Dr. Jessica Lund
Independent Board Certified Optometrist

Dr. Jessica Lund is a Board Certified Optometrist who specializes in comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings. She is highly skilled in the operation of the retinal camera, measuring changes and the progression of eye conditions. Dr. Lund completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University, and graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association and regularly attends Treasure Coast Optometric Society meetings to stay current on the latest optometric research and therapeutic advancements. She is passionate about ocular health and providing the highest quality of eye care to each patient.

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Hillmoor Opticians
Treasure Coast Opticians
Dr. Betty Zondag

Dr. Betty Zondag
Independent Board Certified Optometrist

Dr. Betty Zondag received her degree in optometry from Indiana University in Bloomington. She has extensive experience in general optometry, as well as medical optometry and advanced prism evaluation for those patients requiring peripheral prism glasses due to a condition called decompensating phorias (the loss of vision on the same side in each eye), which impairs the ability to navigate and walk safely. It brings Dr. Zondag great satisfaction to help patients effectively manage this vision impairment.

Dr. Jessica Lund

Dr. Jessica Lund
Independent Board Certified Optometrist

Dr. Jessica Lund is a Board Certified Optometrist who specializes in comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings. She is highly skilled in the operation of the retinal camera, measuring changes and the progression of eye conditions. Dr. Lund completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida Atlantic University, and graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She is a member of the Florida Optometric Association and regularly attends Treasure Coast Optometric Society meetings to stay current on the latest optometric research and therapeutic advancements. She is passionate about ocular health and providing the highest quality of eye care to each patient.

Our Support Staff

Jennifer Cole
Customer Care Specialist

Born and raised on the Treasure Coast, Jennifer graduated from Kaiser University with a Degree in Medical Assisting. She has 14 years in the medical field and provides an exceptional level of customer care. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and outdoor activities, including hiking and snorkeling, and spending time with her family. An avid animal lover, her pets include a Leopard Hound named Maggie and a Beaded Dragon named Marley.

Jessica Lawrence
Billing Coordinator

Jessica Lawrence has worked in the medical field for over ten years. She has a solid understanding of the detailed medical billing required in the optical industry, particularly when it comes to the insurance reimbursement. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a minor in psychology from the University of Central Florida. She is fluent in Spanish and loves serving the optical needs of our community and providing the highest level of customer service possible.

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8958 U.S. 1, Port St Lucie, Florida 34952

Hillmoor Optical is committed to providing the finest quality eyewear and eye care to the residents of St. Lucie County and Martin County and the Treasure Coast, including the cities of Port St. Lucie, Stuart, St. Lucie West, Tradition, Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach and Palm City. Our  expert opticians and optometrists are committed to providing superior optical products and vision care, including prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, eyeglass and sunglass frames, progressive lenses, Transitions® lenses, bi-focal lenses, polarized lenses, contact lenses, eye glass repair and complete eye exams and contact lens fitting at affordable prices. We have a licensed optician and board certified optometrist on site daily offering the most comprehensive eye care and eye exam available at our local family owned business. If your looking for a trusted eye doctor, personal service and the finest in quality frames and lenses, look no further than Hillmoor Optical.

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