Meet Our Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly staff who make Schoonover Eye Care P.C. the leading provider of vision care products and services in Peckville.
Hi, my name is Catherine. I started working at Schoonover Eye Care as an intern in January 2019. I am a graduate of Abington Heights High School. I earned my bachelor of science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Scranton. Currently, I am attending Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University to pursue my future career as a competent and compassionate Doctor of Optometry.
I believe in giving back to my community and volunteer for many organizations and events. I have several responsibilities at Schoonover Eye Care but some of my favorite tasks include pretesting, medical scribing, but most of all talking to our patients. I have learned how to perform visual fields, OCTs, icare tonometry, and taking full medical and ocular histories. I am grateful to have the opportunity to have Dr. Schoonover as a mentor and to learn from my fellow colleagues. I have fallen in love with the dynamic environment of optometry and enjoy learning and interacting with our patients.
I have a close relationship with my family and we are all in the healthcare field. My parents are Pharmacists. I am the middle child and have an older sister in medical school and younger brother studying physical therapy. During my free time I enjoy going to my family’s lake house and spending time with my friends and family.
I have been working part-time at Schoonover Eye Care since March of 2018, and it has been a wonderful learning experience. I perform a variety of tasks, including scanning important information into the patients record, filing paperwork so the office can run smoothly, answering the phones, and checking in glasses and contact lens orders. I have also been trained to pre-test patients and capture optical images of the retina.
I am a graduate of Valley View High School. While there, I participated in Leo Club, National Honor Society, student council, and was an active member of the tennis team. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The University of Scranton and a member of the women’s tennis team for the University of Scranton. Outside of school and work I enjoy spending time with family and friends and often volunteer at events in the community.
Hello! I am definitely a people person and love taking care of and getting to know all of our patients. I truly care about making our patients have the best experience in our office and exceeding their expectations. I worked in the optical field many years ago with Dr. Schoonover. I left the field for a few years to become a mom to my wonderful daughter Tressa. While being a stay at home mom, I worked in the IT field where I honed my skills at problem-solving and troubleshooting issues. I have found these skills paramount in returning to the optical field when my beautiful daughter started school. Currently, I am studying to be a certified paraoptometric in Pennsylvania and look forward to serving our patients even more with my new knowledge. I was a dog breeder and have shown them at the Westminster Dog Show. In my free time, I enjoy reading and listening to podcasts.