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The Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do, and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients.

Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.


Kristen Gutierrez

Office Manager & Optician

Born: Fresno, CA where she lived until she moved to San Diego in 2007.

Experience: Kristen has been an optician since 2005 and received her certification from the American Board of Opticianry in 2009. She is fully trained in the fitting of all types of glasses frames and lenses. She joined Ackroyd and Van Hoose Optometry in 2007 and is the office manager.

Family: Kristen has a daughter, Kylee, who was born in 2012.

Activities/Interests: Spending time with her daughter, taking family trips to the beach and park and spending time outdoors with her dog, Pumpkin.


Ashley Meijerink


Born: San Diego, CA

Education: Ashley received her certification in Massage Therapy from UEI College in 2010.

Experience: Ashley joined our practice in 2014 and is preparing for certification from the American Board of Opticianry. Prior to joining us she was a practicing massage therapist.

Activities/Interests: Taking her dog, Tony Stark, for walks on the beach, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.