Our Vision Team
The opticians, technicians and staff at Bauer & Clausen Optometry are here to make every patient feel at ease and enjoy their appointment with us from start to finish.
One of the many things that sets us apart is our commitment to finding and retaining the best and most qualified staff anywhere. Each of our team members is dedicated to delivering outstanding care and service, and each receives ongoing training to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and abilities to do their job well. They’re ready to make every experience an outstanding one.
Krystin – ABO Certified Optician & Practice Manager
Krystin fills two roles at Bauer & Clausen Optometry. She is the Practice Manager and an ABO Certified optician. As Practice Manager, she works closely with the doctors to ensure that business runs smoothly. She also works closely with staff to ensure that they have the tools and training needed to perform their jobs at the highest level.
Krystin is a graduate of Montana State University, where she earned a degree in Anthropology. When she is not in the office, she enjoys trying new restaurants, being active and spending quality time with friends and family. She is also an avid adventurer: she’s been to five countries and has no plans to slow down soon.
Rylee – Patient Care Coordinator & Clinical Team Lead
Rylee is one of the first friendly faces you see when you walk into our offices. She does a great job making people feel welcome at Bauer & Clausen Optometry. Getting to know patients and socializing with them during their time with us is one of the things Rylee likes best about her work. She also enjoys working with the team to troubleshoot situations and find new ways to deliver outstanding patient care.
After hours, you’ll find Rylee spending time with friends, family and her favorite furry companion, a Corgi named Piper.
Savannah -ABO Certified Optician, Inventory Director & Optical Team Lead
A background in customer service has equipped Savannah with the communication skills necessary to help patients find the perfect pair of eyeglasses. From regular maintenance to latest in eyewear fashion, you’ll find Savannah in the middle of the action. She loves meeting new people and assisting with their eye care needs.
Savannah also has a creative side and enjoys getting crafty. She also has fun spending time with her kiddos and loves to watch—and play—football.
Devin – Optician
Devin comes to work every day excited to meet new people and provide the best possible patient care. She enjoys attention to detail, which includes customizing frames to meet each individual’s unique style and vision needs while also creating a fun environment for patients to shop. As an Optician, Devin notes that her role is at the intersection of health and fashion. We like her point of view!
When she’s not guiding patients through the eyewear gallery, Devin enjoys riding horses, rodeo and playing with her dogs.
Teianna – Optician
Teianna describes her role as an optician ‘to ensure that every person who walks through the door has the best care possible.’ We can’t argue with that! She enjoys making sure that each patient has a pair of glasses that look great, feel comfortable and function properly. Relating to a wide variety of people is her strength and she looks forward to making each interaction exceptional.
In her free time Teianna enjoys snuggling her three kitties or exploring Montana’s wide open spaces hiking, kayaking and camping.
Madison – Optician
Madison’s education and interest in health care combined with her experience in customer service makes her a perfect fit for the Bauer & Clausen team. She’s especially proud of our promise to provide a customized patient care experience to everyone we serve. As an Optician Madison’s goal is to make sure each patient gets the most out of their glasses. What does that mean? She enjoys helping you choose glasses that suit your unique lifestyle and tasking needs, then carefully customizing the fit to keep you comfortable, confident and seeing your best.
Away from the eyewear gallery, Madison loves to learn, watch scary movies, play with her dog and spend time in the sun by the water with friends and family.
Lacey – Technician, Contact Lens Director
When you visit us for an eye exam, Lacey is one of the technicians trained to administer several tests and take measurements before you see the doctor. She enjoys greeting patients and getting to know new people during the process. Her favorite technology in the office is the Optomap machine, cutting edge technology that allows many patients to avoid dilation. She also heads up all of our processes related to contact lenses. When you get a refill, whether online, over the phone or in person, Lacey is behind it all.
Away from the office, Lacey loves spending time with those closest to her, especially her dog, Daisy. She enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing in the great outdoors just as much as working with her plants or cuddling up with a good book.
Darian – Technician
For Darian, optometry is a lifesaving business. When she was just eight years old, her doctor discovered her brain tumor during a routine eye exam. She’s been interested in the field ever since. As a Technician, Darian is tasked with conducting preliminary eye measurements and ensuring a sterile environment for both patients and staff. Her position is key to getting both patient and doctor prepared for an exam while also keeping our schedule on target. Of all the things she does, patient care is her favorite.
Back in the day, Darian was an accomplished golfer. Lately she leans more toward reading, playing disc golf and bass fishing with her husband.
Kim – Technician, Insurance Specialist and Dry Eye Coordinator
Kim never tires of seeing our patients blown away by the customer service they receive at Bauer & Clausen. At present, Kim serves Bauer & Clausen patients in multiple roles. She is also a student pursuing her certificate in Medical Office Administration Assistance and ultimately plans to earn a Health Care Administration degree. Between her experience and her education interests, it’s clear that patient interactions are her top priority.
When she’s not caring for patients, you’ll find Kim at the gym watching her son play basketball or traveling. She and her husband have been to the top four biggest cities in the United States. Their most recent visit was to #1 – New York City!
Melissa – CPOC Certified Insurance & Billing Specialist, Patient Care Coordinator
Melissa has worked at Bauer & Clausen Optometry since 2014 as the insurance claims and billing specialist. She enjoys the teamwork required in her job, and loves the fact that business is always changing. Melissa also shares a deep appreciation for Bauer & Clausen Optometry’s focus on doing their best to make patients happy.
Melissa is always on the go and enjoys playing softball or hitting the dance floor. She also takes time to spend time with her family and take in the latest films.