OUR Austin OPTOMETRIC TEAM
The eye doctor and staff at Parmer Eye Care have been providing Austin with quality eye care for many years. Our friendly staff is dedicated to providing this care in an atmosphere of compassion and respect. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of eye care through continuing education utilizing the latest state-of-the-art equipment, technology, contact lens, and eyewear products.
Meet The Team At Parmer Eye Care
Our eye doctor takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing, and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Lemanski is a central Texas native who grew up in Georgetown, TX. She did her undergraduate studies in San Marcos at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University) where she was on the Dean's List each semester. She then transferred to the University of Houston College of Optometry where she received her Bachelor of Science in Optometry in 1992 and her doctorate degree in 1995.
Dr. Lemanski lived in Austin for 13 years but has now moved back to Georgetown. She has been happily married to her husband Mike since 1994. They have one of those miraculous relationships that started when they were both in high school and never missed a beat through college and on to adulthood! They have two daughters who are now adults themselves and they love to spending time with them at home or traveling.
The Lemanski’s just have one dog named Spirit (who insists on being an “only dog”) now, but over the years Dr. Lemanski has shared her home with many animals, including parrots, horses, goats, a deer, fish, cats, a bearded dragon, a chinchilla and several sugar gliders. She has also had many hobbies including cycling and running, horseback riding, gardening, keeping her reef aquarium (full of live corals) reading, dog and horse training, hunting, hiking and camping. She loves to chat with her patients about all of their interests as well.
Her initial exposure to the field of Optometry was through her father, who is also an Optometrist, but she says she’d like to think she would have found it anyway because she truly loves her work. Her favorite thing about working at Parmer Eye Care is that she’s been given the opportunity to work with the best staff in the world! Her greatest skills relating to patient care are the ability to truly listen to and understand the needs of her patients and the perseverance to continue to work on a problem until it is resolved to the absolute best of her ability.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UCLA and her Doctorate of Optometry from Southern California College of Optometry. After graduation, she completed an ocular disease residency with the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System. During this time, she received additional training on the management of retinal disorders, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and ocular surface disease.
Following residency, Dr. Jones practiced in the Greater Boston area, focusing on primary eye care and contact lenses. She is excited to be in Texas now and to work with the wonderful team at Parmer Eye Care!
In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys cooking, doing yoga, and exploring new cultures through food. She is looking forward to experiencing all the music, restaurants, and nature that make Austin special.
Dr. Stefanie Taing was born and raised in Austin, Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Incarnate Word at Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio, Texas.
She completed her clinical rotations at Community Eye Care in Fort Worth, Texas and at the Amarillo Veterans Affair where she diagnosed and treated ocular diseases. She also volunteered in a mission trip to Guatemala where she provided eye care to the underserved population of Chichicastenango, Guatemala and to the orphans of the Village of Hope Guatemala.
When Dr. Taing is not in the office, she enjoys trying different chocolate cakes and balancing this out with long runs. She has completed several Austin Half-Marathons and plans to complete many more in the future. She is excited to be back in her home town as a therapeutic optometrist and certified glaucoma specialist.
Garin has been an Optician since 1995 and has worked for Dr. Lemanski since 1998. He went to college at Texas State University and got his Bachelor of Science focusing on chemistry, biology, and psychology.
Currently Garin is the office manager and has been since 2000. If you need the best eyeglass adjustment, have a question about lenses (eyeglasses or contacts), or simply have questions about why Parmer Eye Care is the best place for you..Garin is the one to talk to.
His favorite place to be is outside, or at the gym. He's traveled all over the US competing in Disc Golf, loves to hike/camp, has 3 dogs(mastiff, Coyote-mix, and a Lhasa Apso), 2 cats, and loves to garden, but self admitted...terrible at it.
Leigh Anne Crowell is the newest edition to the Parmer Eye Care family. She has a strong interest in eye care, working with patients, and learning new things which has propelled her to become a great optometric technician at Parmer Eye Care. She is always friendly, likes to help patients, and loves being part of a positive, cohesive team. Leigh Anne loves to read and game when she is not at work. Imagination is important to Leigh Anne as she is always conquering books and passing levels in her online games to keep her imagination fueled. Leigh Anne’s favorite quote is “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” -Dolly Parton
Tanya has been with Dr Lemanski for over 20 years and has grown to be an integral part of what Parmer Eye Care has become. Over her years of experience with Parmer Eye Care, she has specialized in everything at the office. She is now head of accounts receivable, a billing specialist, and manages our eyeglass labs.
Tanya has 4 kids that are grown up, living on their own, and very proud to have 3 grandchildren whom she spends lots of time with. Her favorite things to do are spend time outside near water, camping, hiking, and generally having fun outside. She’s an animal lover and loves being around all kinds of animals from her dogs, cats, and any other stray animals that sneak into her world.
Wendy has been with Parmer Eye Care almost 20 years and knows the practice inside and out. She currently is our insurance and contact lens specialist, but if she doesn't have the answer for you, she will find out.
Wendy loves to spend time cooking and meal prepping. Her cooking skills continue to impress all of us at Parmer Eye Care. She also is in school studying more about insurance coding and does volunteer work at Texas School for the Blind. Her and her husband of 31 years raised two boys who are 21 and 25 years old. She has a dog named Billy and a rescue cat named Dino.
You will find Celeste most often at the front desk, greeting you as you enter the office or helping you with your glasses selection and check-out after seeing one of our doctors. She is however, multi-talented so she may be the one who performs your prelim testing before seeing one of our doctors as well. Celeste will tell you her favorite thing about her work is “finding patients their perfect frame and seeing how happy they are after its arrived and they can see!” She has worked in customer service for over 10 years and has developed a great love for helping people. She also loves “the kiddos” and makes a special effort to make THEIR visits fun so they will look forward to coming back to the eye doc’s office.
Joslyn has been a very good addition to our Parmer Eye Care team. She's only been here a little over a year, but has quickly become an efficient tech, great with patients, and the staff loves her energy. She's now working more at front desk and learning about frame design and lens technology. Joslyn started as an intern and quickly turned into summer and fill in work as she is still in school.
Belen has been working at Parmer Eye Care for over 15 years. She's proved time and time again that she is really good at patient care and that she loves working in Optometry. She is responsible for the front office flow and does a great job keeping everyone on the same page. Her favorite part of the job is frame styling and she is actually in charge of our frame inventory. Her eye for style is on point. If you need another opinion be sure to ask Belen too.
She has 2 kids, a boy and a girl. Her and her husband recently bought a house just outside of Austin and have a family dog they all love. We are proud to have her at our front desk. If you have any questions, you can ask for her and she will get you an answer.
Jan has been working in optometry for 40 years. During her time in the Optometry field, she has been a certified optician, lab technician, accounting supervisor, and much much more. We are lucky to have her skill set and expertise. She has three son's and a grandson who she still spends a lot of time with. Jan's got 3 dogs and loves staying active.
Parmer Eye Care works very closely with a program called Ladders For Leaders. We have gotten several really great interns from them that have gone on to become awesome employees at Parmer Eye Care.
Zara is part of that program and is our newest addition to our office. She has been great with our staff and patients alike. She's eager to learn and excited to work with us this summer. Zara will be a senior this year and then headed off to college. She has a few hobbies she enjoys like playing the violin, listening to music, listening to True Crime podcasts, and spending time with family.