An estimated 61 million adults in the United States are at risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the last 12 months.
– Centers for Disease Control

Our Doctor Team

We’re passionate about our patients

From our board-certified optometrists, to our opticians, to our office staff, we are dedicated to delivering the very best patient care and experience possible. At 20/20 Image Eye Centers we take your eyes seriously and your care is our highest priority.

Dr. Terri A. Gieske

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Dr. Michelle Hammond

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Michelle Hammond, O.D. received her Doctor of Optometry from the College of Optometry at Western University of Health Sciences in 2020 and earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology at Auburn University. She completed her Ocular Disease and Surgery Co-Management Residency with an emphasis in geriatrics and small emphasis in low vision rehabilitation and specialty contact lens at Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Memorial Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA and Pacific Cataract & Laser Institute in Kennewick, WA in 2021. Dr. Hammond received her diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2021.

Her special fields of interest include geriatric and primary patient care, with a focus on pre- and post-operative care, retinal disease, ocular surface disease, and glaucoma management.

Dr. Hammond strongly believes that clear vision is one of our most precious senses and being able to manage vision-related conditions is a strong area of interest for her in the medical community. She particularly enjoys helping all patients, whether fully sighted or without sight, improve their quality of life with glasses, contacts, low vision devices, surgical co-management and medical management.

Dr. Hammond has volunteered at vision screenings with the Blind Center of Nevada and Care Harbor Los Angeles, and participated in a mission trip to St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, through SEE International and the Alliance of Jamaican and American Humanitarians. While there, she provided disease management, pre- and post-operative care for cataract surgeries, and eye exams to the community.

In her free time away from the office, Dr. Hammond enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, running, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Julienne Heene
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Dr. Julienne Heene completed her undergraduate schooling at the University of California San Diego.  She furthered her education by obtaining a Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2003.  Since then she has worked many internships in Seattle, Tyndall Air Force Base, and Honolulu.  She worked in an ophthalmology setting for the last eight years where she became skilled in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of corneal surface disease and ocular complications.  Dr. Heene has gone on several mission trips to provide eye exams and care to those who can neither afford or obtain it.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband Zack and their two boys.
Dr. Allissun Hoppert
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Dr. Alli Hoppert has been passionate about eye care ever since she began working at her first job in the optical industry in 1998. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree and graduated with distinction from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2011 after completing clinical internships with Indian Health Services, Luke Air Force Base, and the Ophthalmology Department at the Mayo Clinic here in Arizona. In 2012 she completed a Primary Care Residency in Hospital Based Medicine with Indian Health Services at the Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, New Mexico. Shortly after completing her residency, Dr. Hoppert accepted a full time faculty position at Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry. During her tenure there, she served as both clinical and didactic faculty and specialized in teaching Ophthalmic Optics, and prep courses in optics for the National Board Exam in Optometry Part I. 

 

Dr. Hoppert became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2014, an honor that less than 10% of practicing optometrists in the country hold. In June of 2015, she left academia to go into private practice and received a Service Award from the Dean of the College of Optometry for her dedication and contribution to the curriculum at the Arizona College of Optometry. She is a longtime member of the American Academy of Optometry and the Arizona Optometric Association. When it comes to caring for her patients, Dr. Hoppert believes that every person is a unique individual with distinct visual needs. Therefore, she tailors her exams to determine specific visual solutions to address each of her patient’s concerns, from prescribing specific lens designs and coatings, to discussing the visual ergonomics of each patient’s office setting. 

 

Her practice philosophy is to empower her patients as consumers by educating them about their eyes and vision. To her, there is nothing more satisfying than helping her patients to become more visually comfortable and functional so they can be more efficient and effective in their daily lives. In addition to comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Hoppert performs soft contact lens fits, problem focused medical eye exams, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma work ups, pediatric eye exams, InfantSee Vision Assessments, and comprehensive dry eye work ups. 

 

Because of Dr. Hoppert’s unique clinical background in the optical as well as in a hospital-based setting, she enjoys working the full scope of optometric care from troubleshooting difficult problems with progressive lenses and eyewear, to treating serious ocular diseases and injuries. Dr. Hoppert currently resides in Gilbert, AZ. She’s active in her church and the community, and enjoys, staying fit, travelling, exploring the southwest wilderness and Arizona’s live country music scene.

Dr. Charles Kesner
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Dr. Charles E. Kesner II is dedicated to providing the highest level of eye health care. Dr. Kesner obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and was awarded his optometry degree from the University of Missouri-School of Optometry. During his tenure at the University of Missouri, Dr. Kesner completed optometric externships in neuro-ophthalmic, retinal, corneal, glaucoma and cataract training. His
additional externships include training in specialty contact lenses and vision therapy. Dr. Kesner has been a resident of the East Valley for decades. He is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association, and he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and his five daughters. Dr. Kesner also enjoys skiing, surfing, biking, Disney and church activities with family and friends. Dr. Kesner has been in practice since 2003.
Dr. Michelle Nadeau
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Dr. Michelle Nadeau completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in Biomedical Sciences. She then completed her Optometry degree at The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. A Residency in Primary Care with a subspecialty in Ocular Disease at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL is where she gained extensive experience in therapeutic treatment and management of eye disease. Dr. Nadeau has been involved in many volunteer actions including working in a homeless shelter eye clinic, participating in a mission trip to an impoverished region of the Dominican Republic, and participating in Lion’s Club and Special Olympics vision screenings. Dr. Nadeau has a special interest in children’s eye exams, therapeutic treatment of red eye and other ocular conditions, management of ocular diseases, and contact lens fitting.

Dr. Doreen Ng

Gilbert

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Dr. Ng attended the University of California in San Diego for her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2009 and completed her Ocular Disease Residency at SUNY Optometry in New York City in 2010. She received her fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2011 and continues to be an active member in the organization.

Her specialties include primary and pediatric care with an emphasis on glaucoma, retina and ocular surface disease. She fits a multitude of contact lenses and loves working with patients of all ages.

She is also involved with OneSight, a charity organization that provides free eye examinations and glasses to children in underserved communities. She was born and raised in the Bay Area and supports the Golden State Warriors. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, yoga, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Dr. Marci Pieper
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Dr. Marci Pieper is from Akron, Colorado. She attended the University of Northern Colorado for her undergraduate studies and graduated with her doctorate from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1997. She completed her internship at the U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon graduation she moved to Sheridan, Wyoming and joined Sheridan Eyecare Center and worked part time at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center.

While in Sheridan, Dr. Pieper was very active in optometric and civic organizations including: Wyoming Optometric Association (WOA) Board member, Toronto Laser Center (TLC) Advisory Board member, American Optometric Association (AOA) member, Wellness Council of Sheridan County member, Sheridan County Health Fair eye care coordinator, and Sheridan Head Start Health Advisory Committee member. Dr. Pieper has given several eye health related lectures and presentations to community health-oriented groups on topics like diabetic eye disease and the importance of early detection and treatment of eye conditions in young children.

She is involved in the Arizona Optometric Association (AZOA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA). In October and November 2011, she was a sub-investigator in clinical research with two local ophthalmologists working on a project with Bausch & Lomb. Dr. Pieper has a broad range of patient care experience including, primary care optometry for children and adults, vision therapy, treatment of ocular disease, and co-management of refractive surgery. She truly enjoys her work and feels one of the best perks of the job is getting to know so many different individuals with different interests and loves swapping recipes, the names of good books or good restaurants.

Dr. John Peterson
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Dr. John Peterson grew up in Provo, Utah, which cultivated his love for the outdoors. After spending a few years in Berlin, Germany, learning about their culture, he returned to Utah to attend Southern Utah University, where he earned his B.A. degree.  He attended the University of St. Louis College of Optometry where he excelled in treatment and management of ocular disease, fitting of contact lenses, and custom eyewear for patients with various visual demands.   Dr. Peterson and his wife Lara moved to Tucson in 2011 to enjoy the weather and lifestyle it had to offer.  After careful consideration, Dr. Peterson decided to move to Fountain Hills in 2015 to experience the benefits of belonging to a close-knit community.  Dr. Peterson and his wife have two boys, and the family is thrilled to get to know all their Fountain Hills neighbors!

Dr. Gail Schechter

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Dr. Kyle Stott

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Dr. Stott was born and raised in the city of Lancaster, CA in northern Los Angeles County. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management he went on to receive his Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. His internship rotations in Memphis included The Eye Center (the largest clinic of its kind in North America), Family Vision Care, and the Memphis Veteran’s Association Medical Center.

Dr. Stott is a versatile practitioner who enjoys practicing to the fullest extent of his scope. On top of performing routine vision care, Dr. Stott is skilled in detection and treatment of various medical eye conditions including chronic ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Dry Eye, and Diabetic Retinopathy. Additionally, he enjoys providing treatment for acute eye problems such as foreign bodies, infections, injuries, and red eyes.

He is experienced in fitting a variety of contact lenses that range from standard soft lenses to specialty contact lens fits for irregular corneas. He is also certified in orthokeratology to reduce progression of nearsightedness in children and for allowing patients to be free of contact lenses or glasses during the day.

Prior to moving to Gilbert, AZ in 2018, Dr. Stott lived and practiced in his wife’s hometown of Coeur d’Alene, ID.  He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two children and likes to spend his spare time exercising, playing volleyball, and riding dirtbikes.

Dr. Benjamin Usleman

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Benjamin Usleman, O.D. received his Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University’s School of Optometry in 2007 and completed his undergraduate studies in Biology and Optometric Science at Indiana University and Purdue University.  In practice since 2007, Dr. Uselman’s special fields of interest include primary eyecare, contacts and intraocular lenses.

As a child, Dr. Usleman experienced some limitations in his activities due to poor vision which prevented him from fully participating. As a result, he knew that he wanted to help people with their vision so that they would never have to be told their vision problems would keep them from doing what they wanted to do in life.

Dr. Usleman especially enjoys his role in helping his patients find the best solutions for their vision needs and allowing them to experience their clearest vision possible for their hobbies, their work, and their everyday life.

In his spare time away from the office, Dr. Usleman enjoys cooking, traveling, and photography.

Dr. Thuy Yath
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Dr. Thuy Yath grew up in Orange County, California.  She received her B.S. in biochemistry and B.A. in chemistry from the California State University of Long Beach.  Dr. Yath attended the New England College of Optometry, where she was trained in ocular disease through stints at various community clinics and VA hospitals. In 2010, she participated in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to help serve those less
fortunate and supplied hundreds with eye exams and eyeglasses.  Dr. Yath has been practicing optometry in Arizona since 2012. Outside of the office, she enjoys lazy Sundays with her husband and children, trips to the Phoenix zoo, traveling, swimming, biking, and chocolate!  As dedicated as she is to her family, Dr. Yath is equally dedicated to her work and is looking forward to meeting you.