Meet Chris

ChrisChris Sowder, our office administrator, brings to our practice nearly 20 years of experience. Chris has an Associate of Science degree from Indiana School of Optometry’s optician/technician program. Following school she was an assistant retail manager at a large optical chain, providing her with customer service and optician/dispensing experience. Chris then made a career move to the medical side of optometry as a lead ophthalmic technician for Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers. This experience taught her the importance of early treatment for ocular disease. Most recently, Chris has worked for a busy private practice where she was cross-trained in every department. It has always been Chris’s goal to maximize her college degree and work as an office manager of a locally owned, state-of-the-art Optometry practice. The road she has taken to get here gives her every advantage helping her patients get the most out of their eye care needs. This born and raised Hoosier spent a few years in Bloomington and Indianapolis, but is now proud to call her hometown of Pekin, Indiana home once again. Chris is married and has three school-aged children to keep her busy in her time away from work.