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OurStory

Our Story

For years, Dr. Michele Sonsino split her practice in two locations: a trendy downtown Chicago optical, learning the art of boutique-style eyecare, and in the south side of Chicago, working with disadvantaged patients in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases. Dr. Sonsino brought these varied experiences to Nashville and introduces a new concept in eyecare: Optique. 

The Optique Difference

At Optique we pride ourselves on thorough patient care. We take the time to help our patients understand the details of their condition, allowing them to see their best! The award winning eye care of Optique is matched with the largest selection of eyewear brands in Tennessee. 

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Randy Teller

Office Manager/Lead Tech

Randy Teller is a licensed master optician in Tennessee, which is the highest level in the field of opticianry. He has a special interest in anisokonia, glasses with very different strengths. His masters’ paper was on the challenges of designing isokonic glasses to solve the problems patients experience when the two eyes are seeing very different images.

He is also a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT), which is also the highest level in that field. Randy is only one of a few in the nation with both degrees. He spent 15 years at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute as the contact lens specialist and later the clinic coordinator. He and Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino worked closely together for 11 years building his complex contact lens practice there.

He has a passion for teaching and is a regular speaker at the PEARLS meetings. With his interest in complex contact lenses and his knowledge of glasses optics Randy is a valuable asset to the team here at Optique. He is married with 2 children and five grandchildren. His hobbies include woodworking and restoring cars. He plays golf and loves fishing. He is a DIY guy and is currently working on his home here in town.

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Randy Teller

Office Manager/Lead Tech

Randy Teller is a licensed master optician in Tennessee, which is the highest level in the field of opticianry. He has a special interest in anisokonia, glasses with very different strengths. His masters’ paper was on the challenges of designing isokonic glasses to solve the problems patients experience when the two eyes are seeing very different images.

He is also a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT), which is also the highest level in that field. Randy is only one of a few in the nation with both degrees. He spent 15 years at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute as the contact lens specialist and later the clinic coordinator. He and Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino worked closely together for 11 years building his complex contact lens practice there.

He has a passion for teaching and is a regular speaker at the PEARLS meetings. With his interest in complex contact lenses and his knowledge of glasses optics Randy is a valuable asset to the team here at Optique. He is married with 2 children and five grandchildren. His hobbies include woodworking and restoring cars. He plays golf and loves fishing. He is a DIY guy and is currently working on his home here in town.

Gina Dodson Beard

Optical Manager

Gina Dodson Beard was born and raised in Maury County Tennessee. After high school she attended Columbia State Community College. She is a Certified Paraoptometric and Certified Medical Assistant. In 2020 she will accomplish her LDO, Dispensing Opticians License.

She joined Optique in 2013. As a result of her strong work ethic, and leadership skills she was promoted to Optical Manager in 2015. Besides her passion for luxury eyewear she studies the latest trends and lens designs to make sure Optique’s patient’s vision is the best quality it can be. She believes you should treat everyone the way you would want your family to be treated.

She is married with a son and daughter. Enjoys refinishing furniture, etching glass, painting, Jeeping, Four Wheeling, Boating and hanging out with her labrador Drake.

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Gina Dodson Beard

Optical Manager

Gina Dodson Beard was born and raised in Maury County Tennessee. After high school she attended Columbia State Community College. She is a Certified Paraoptometric and Certified Medical Assistant. In 2020 she will accomplish her LDO, Dispensing Opticians License.

She joined Optique in 2013. As a result of her strong work ethic, and leadership skills she was promoted to Optical Manager in 2015. Besides her passion for luxury eyewear she studies the latest trends and lens designs to make sure Optique’s patient’s vision is the best quality it can be. She believes you should treat everyone the way you would want your family to be treated.

She is married with a son and daughter. Enjoys refinishing furniture, etching glass, painting, Jeeping, Four Wheeling, Boating and hanging out with her labrador Drake.

The Optique Team

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Front Desk

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Assistant

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Frame Stylist

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Andrea

Frame Stylist

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dennis

Ophthalmic Technician

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nerissa

Ophthalmic Technician

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cindy

Insurance Specialist

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