Optometric Associates was founded in May of 1981 by Dr. Wolfram Andrews and Dr. Jay Stoltzfus. The two optometrists met while studying in Philadelphia and always dreamed of having their own practice. They both agreed that a group practice would offer them more flexibility and more time with family, while being able to provide excellent primary eye care and being accessible to their patient clientele. After 32 years of practice, Dr. Stoltzfus retired in 2013. In 2014, the practice welcomed Dr. Jonathan Andrews and Dr. Maria Downey to their staff.
Meet Our Team
Diane | Patient Reception
Diane joined our team in 2016. She has been married for 25 years and is a mother of three children and two dogs. One of Diane’s favorite things about her job is interacting with patients on a daily basis and going above and beyond to help in any way she can. In her spare time, Diane enjoys family time and taking her dogs for walks.
Cindy | Patient Reception
Cindy has been our lead front desk receptionist since 2004. She likes the challenge of keeping the front desk running smoothly and does an excellent job. She enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Colleen | Optician
Colleen joined Optometric Associates in 1999 and has enjoyed meeting many different people here over the years. She has been an optician for 21 years. Colleen has been married for 37 years, a mother of two and the Grandmother of four. She loves spending time with her family! The best part of her job is helping people feel good about their "new" look!
Connie | Insurance/Medical Billing,
Connie has been in the optical field since 1995, serving our practice for the past 8 years primarily as a technician and insurance claims processor. In addition to being part of a dynamic team, one of the aspects she enjoys most about her job is interacting with and caring for patients. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running and spending time with her family.
Jennifer | Office Administrator
Jennifer is the Office Administrator and has been with Optometric Associates since December 2014. Originally from New York, she relocated to the Lancaster area nearly 20 years ago. She has over 20 years’ experience in the medical field, most of which are in medical billing and coding and customer service. Outside the office she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Leah | Optometric Technician
Leah is the newest member of our optometric team. She has a background in marketing and customer service, and enjoys establishing relationships with new patients she meets. In her free time, she enjoys hanging outside with friends, family, and watching sports like baseball and football.
Natalia | Optician
Natalia started her career as an optician in 2002 and has been with Optometric Associates since 2006. Taking care of the patients and making them happy is the part of her job she likes best. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and loves being a mom to her two boys.
Heather | Optometric Technician, Optician
Heather has been in the optical field since 2001. After joining Optometric Associates in January of 2017, Heather quickly dove into different responsibilities within the office. Heather loves her job and enjoys learning new things. Heather is married and has three growing boys. On the weekends she enjoys spending time with her family.
Lisa | Contact Lens Administration, Optometric Technician
Lisa came to us from the performing arts arena and is an excellent performer, singer, and musician. We took these skills and adapted them to become a strong patient advocate as an optometric technician. Lisa enjoys meeting new people in a fast paced environment and giving patients quality, affordable, and efficient care. She grew up in Paradise and loves to sing, knit and crochet in her spare time.
Kay | Optician
Kay has been in the optical field since 1995, and joined Optometric Associates in 2003. She has worked as an optometric assistant, special testing technician, and optician. Her favorite part of the job here is working as a team and providing our patients with a great experience. Her and her husband have one son and daughter who have blessed them with 6 grandchildren.