Vicki Gold – Vicki has been my most important supporter and assistant ever since starting in the practice of Medicine. She has fulfilled the roles of Practice Administrator, Office Manager, Accountant, Book-keeper, Ophthalmic Assistant, Insurance Expert, and many others. You will now see her smiling face at the front desk when you check in. Vicki’s is the first voice you will hear, cheerfully greeting you when you call our practice and she will do everything she can to help you organize your visits and make your time with us as pleasant and productive as possible.
Sylvana Kent – Sylvana comes to us from South Africa. She has been in the US for over 15 years and plans on staying. She became a US citizen in 2014.
She has an extensive Customer Service and Support background and will be working with the vision correction patients, both LASIK and Epi-LASIK, to make sure all the details are attended to before, during and after surgery. She does valuable parts of the screening exams and performs the CustomVue Wave Scans, for your CustomVue Laser Vision Correction procedure. She has personally had CustomVue Epi-LASIK and MonoVision and she can explain the procedure from first hand experience as well as having assisted thousands of patients through the process.
She is an invaluable assistant on Laser Vision Correction days in the operating room, pre-op, and post-op areas. She utilizes her Ophthalmic Assisting skills to make every patient’s experience as comfortable and non-intimidating as possible. She has completed the JCAHPO Home Study Course with flying colors. In 2007 Sylvana completed the requirements to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. She is a computer whiz and whenever we need anything done on the computer, we turn to Sylvana.
Sylvana graduated from Joubert Park Technical College in South Africa in 1997 and is a welcome addition to our staff, enabling Dr. Gold to concentrate on the medical aspects of patient care.
Victoria Butkus – Victoria graduated from the Thompson School of Practical Nurses in Brattleboro, VT, in 1979 and has worked as an LPN since then.
She is a former patient at Laser Body Solutions and liked us so much she came here to work. She now holds down both jobs: with us and as a nurse at Masonicare Hospital in Wallingford, CT.
She is trained in Laser Hair removal, Titan, Genesis, IPL, HydraFacial, iGrow and more and just loves taking care of people. She is a Cutera Certified Laser Intervention Specialist as well as a Certified HydraFacial technician- and really loves utilizing the skills she has learned with all of our non-invasive laser technologies.
About Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Learn more about Dr. Jeffrey D. Gold, a board-certified Ophthalmologist with over 45 years of experience in eye medicine and surgery with special expertise in laser technology.
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