Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Family EyeCare Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Omaha.
Dr. Michelle Meyer Strawhecker, Optometrist and Owner
Dr. Michelle Meyer Strawhecker is a second-generation eye doctor born and raised in Omaha, NE. She purchased Family Eyecare from her father, Dr. Dean Meyer in 2019 after his long dedicated 40-year career. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of NE Lincoln followed by her Doctor of Optometry from Arizona College of Optometry. Dr Meyer Strawhecker is a member of the Nebraska Optometric Association and Vision Source. Dr. Meyer Strawhecker takes pride in creating a unique and personalized experience when you come to the office! When she is not at the office, she is spending precious time with her family, husband, Mike, daughter (Mila age 3) and son, (Mikey age 1).
Dr. Meghan Guinotte, Associate Doctor
Introducing our newest Optometrist, Dr. Meghan Guinotte! Dr. Meghan is an Omaha native who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha before going on to receive her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri St. Louis in the Spring of 2022. She brings with her new knowledge and an excitement to better the health of every patient she encounters. Dr. Meghan enjoys reading, doing anything she can outside, and spending time with her family and friends including her two dogs, Daisy and Ruby. Welcome to Family EyeCare Dr. Meghan Guinotte! We are so excited to have you.
Kristina Lozano-Gomez, Office Manager and Lead Technician
Kristina joined the world of optical eight years ago. She has over 25 years of Customer Service and over 15 years of leadership and management. She is well versed in all things optical from, adjustments, frame styling she selects the perfect lens for your lifestyle, she assists the doctors with patient care and pretesting. She will also greet you at the front desk and help you get checked in for your appointment. People are her passion, along with training and development. She leads our team with high energy and positivity and creates an enthusiastic, patient-focused environment. Kristina and her husband, Efraen have five children together, Jaya, Vanessa, Erick, Tre’, and Christian, who keep them very busy with all their extra circular activities. Kristina is very involved with church where she helps with the youth ministry. She is dedicated to making an impact on her community.
Joy Van Gilder, Lead Optician and Billing Specialist
Joy has been a devoted member of the Family EyeCare team for seven years. She brings 28 years of optical expertise and 40 years of customer service. She is a wealth of knowledge and an amazing asset to the team! Joy specializes in finding you the perfect pair of lens and frame options to fit your lifestyle needs. As our billing specialist, her attention to detail and experience in accounting and claims lends her ready to address any billing concerns. Outside of the practice Joy loves spending quality time with her family, enjoying life with her three kids and nine grandchildren and extra circular activities, especially softball games.
Hayley O’Dell, Front Desk Administrator and Insurance Coordinator
Hayley is one of the first friendly faces that will greet you as you enter Family EyeCare. She strives to make every patient interaction exceptional. Hayley has three years of optical experience and 12 years of customer service background; she also has experience with both insurance billing and scheduling. Her 10 years plus in caregiving compliments her role. Outside of the practice, Hayley spends a lot of time outdoors -wildlife, hiking, and camping with her family, friends, and dog, Tasia. Hayley also enjoys painting, drawing, and cooking.
Xavier Carr, Optician and Optometric Technician
Xavier started his passion for the optical industry 4 years ago as an Ophthalmic/Refractive Surgery Technician. His 18 years in the Customer Service industry elevates his role at Family EyeCare. He is crossed trained as an optician and optometric technician. His wealth of knowledge and experience accents the Family EyeCare team! He has a degree in Music Marketing and is an actor where he has performed in various plays and musicals in the Metro area. On the weekends and evenings, he moonlights as a DJ and hosts special events. He has a heart for youth and is a leader at his church along with being on their worship team.