Drs. Kim and Todd Gunderson along with the entire Gunderson Eyecare staff take the sincerest pleasure in taking part in your family’s eye care needs. We are dedicated to providing the best care possible and helping our patients make the right decisions about their eyewear without pressuring them into purchasing unnecessary options.
We realize you have a choice in your eye care provider, and want to thank you for allowing us to meet your optical needs.
Dr. Todd Gunderson
Dr. Todd Gunderson hails from Northwestern Iowa (Lake Park, Iowa). He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Iowa State University in 1997 and his Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from the Indiana University School of Optometry. After practicing with an ophthalmology/optometry group practice in Marion, Illinois for five years, Dr. Todd relocated to Jasper, Indiana, and started Gunderson Eyecare with his wife, Dr. Kim, in July, 2006.
Dr. Todd practices full scope optometry and has a special interest in eye care for children, dry eye management, innovative contact lens care, and medical eye care. He is an active member of the Indiana Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association. He served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry grading the competency of optometry students as they become Doctors of Optometry. Dr. Todd is a Past-President of the Jasper Lions Club, sings in the church choir, and is currently a Destination Imagination coach. “I enjoy exploring the local area with my wife and family. When I’m not practicing optometry, I enjoy running, bowling, and activities with our three sons: Quinn, Cole and Graham.”
Dr. Kim Gunderson
Dr. Kim (Reckelhoff) Gunderson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Indiana University in 1997 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2001. She practiced for five years with a multi-specialty optometry/ophthalmology practice in Southern Illinois. In 2006 she moved from Marion, Illinois, to her home town of Jasper with her husband and business partner, Dr. Todd, and their children. It was then that they opened Gunderson Eyecare in Jasper.
Dr. Kim has served as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners of Optometry which grades the competence of those optometrists wishing to become certified to practice optometry in the United States. She feels “It both a privilege and a joy to serve and raise our family within the community, friends, and neighbors where I was raised.” Dr. Kim currently serves on the board of directors for the Dubois County Community Foundation, is a member of the Jasper Lions Club, is a coach for an elementary level Destination Imagination Team for the fourth year, is the Immediate Past President of Ireland Elementary PTO, and a past board member for the Jasper Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Office Manager and Chief Insurance Advocate
Mary has been with Gunderson Eyecare since February 2007. She is a specialist in patient and insurance accounts. She works hard using her knowledge and experience to help patients get the most of their vision and medical eye care insurance benefits. Although Office Manager and Chief Insurance Advocate is Mary’s job title, don’t be surprised to see her jumping in to help in any area of the office. Mary is very capable and trained to fulfill any role in the office.
“My husband, Jeff, and I live in Ferdinand. We have two daughters, Samantha and Jordan. I enjoy cooking, reading, doing crafts, and spending time with family and friends.”
Senior Optometric Technician
Bridget has been assisting the Doctors of Gunderson Eyecare since February of 2008. With an associate’s degree in science from Vincennes University, she is well trained in both preliminary and specialized eye health and vision tests. As a Senior Optometric Technician, she will likely begin your examination by identifying your visual needs and ocular health concerns and communicate these findings to the Doctors.
Bridget will greet you with a comforting smile and warm conversation to make you feel at ease. She also helps the practice with communication on our website and social media outlets by providing fresh up to date information.
Bridget and her husband Matt live in Jasper with their two daughters, Anna and Eve. They love being outdoors, gardening and spending time at the local parks. She also enjoys baking, canning and being with family and friends.
Patient Relations Specialist
Joining the practice in 2010, Stacy’s voice is most likely the first voice you will hear on the phone. She welcomes you to the office and will assist you with any questions or needs you may have. With a degree in education, Stacy excels in communicating with each patient on a personal level. She makes it her first priority to meet the individual needs of each patient.
“My husband, Phil, and I live in Ireland. We have 2 daughters, Jessica and Marissa. I enjoy spending time with family and friends as well as cooking, traveling, and doing volunteer work.”
Senior Eyewear Specialist and Inventory Control Manager
With an associate degree in Optometric Technology from Indiana University and years of experience in eye care, Sandy became an integral part of our team in 2011. She brings with her a vast knowledge of eyeglass lenses and frames. She looks forward to assisting patients with their eyewear selections to ensure they get optimal style and vision out of their glasses and contact lenses.
“My husband, Andy, and I live in Huntingburg. We have 3 children and one grandson. I enjoy putting together puzzles, watching movies, traveling and spending time with family.”
Senior Eyewear Specialist and Communications Liaison
A native of Tell City we welcome Patty “home” to Southern Indiana. She joined our practice in May of 2012 after living and working in optometry in Florida for a number of years. She uses her years of experience to assist Drs. Todd and Kim in delivering quality patient care. She also uses her comforting personality to ensure that our patient’s needs and concerns are addressed and understood. She works as a communication liaison between the Doctors and those whom we serve.
“My husband, Michael, and I live in Jasper. I enjoy boating, salt water fishing, cooking and frequent trips to Florida to spend time with our two daughters and six grandsons.”
Eyewear Specialist & Social Outreach Ambassador
It is with exuberance and dedication that Angie meets the role of Inventory Coordinator. Joining us in June of 2012, her sense of style and fashion bring a unique flair to the eyewear selection process.
It is easy to look to her to know the latest trends or colors. She is always happy to offer an opinion on style or just a friendly smile and welcoming words. She insists on trying most styles and lines herself to ensure the best quality and style for our patients.
“I am a lifelong resident of Jasper and Ireland. I am married to David and have two grown children, Chase (and wife, Kathryn)and Sagan (and her husband Mick). I previously worked for 23 years in OB/GYN. I so enjoy working with the doctors and staff at Gunderson Eyecare. I would love for you to stop by and let me show you our frame selection.”
Patient Services Specialist
Blakney will often be the first person you meet when you walk into the office at Gunderson Eyecare. She will welcome you and gather the necessary information to begin any appointment in our office. Her degree in Administrative Office Technology has given Blakney both the skill and knowledge to maintain accurate information and records as well as be a liaison with insurance companies for patients.
My husband, Jacob, and I live in Celestine. We enjoy spending our time with family and friends. I also enjoy taking long walks, reading, and look forward to starting a new hobby of gardening with our first garden.
Optical Manager and Eyewear Specialist
Joining the Gunderson Eyecare team in 2019, Lia uses her experience and knowledge in the industry to carefully recommend both a fun and fashionable frame as well as the best products to optimize vision. In addition, she works closely with representatives from our frame manufacturers to ensure that the newest fashions and styles can be found at Gunderson Eyecare.
Lia and her husband, Rob live in Ferdinand. They have four children: Evan, Nathan, Ava and Sara. Outside of work, Lia enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and volunteering.
Hailey joined the Gunderson Eyecare Team in 2020. Growing up in the eyecare industry, her knowledge and experience allow her to do preliminary and advanced testing to aid in both your vision testing and ocular health assessment.
As a graduate of Springs Valley High school, Hailey stays involved with the community and high school by helping with the girls’ softball program and supporting other athletic teams.
In her spare time, Hailey enjoys spending time with her beautiful Husky, Beau.
With a degree in Graphic Design, Allison uses both her logical and creative talents to help assist the doctors in patient care. You will often see Allison in all parts of the office. Her continual thirst for knowledge leads her to learn many areas of the practice.
Allison was raised in Ireland, Indiana. She has a love for family, the outdoors, exercise, sports, travel and thoroughly enjoys spending time spoiling her niece, Amiya.
Human Resources Director and Eyewear Stylist
A native of Ireland, Indiana, Heather has returned “home” ,and joins the Gunderson Eyecare team after living in Indianapolis. Her degree from the University of Indianapolis in Human Resource Management makes her the perfect fit to fill the role of HR Director and Empowerment Coach.
Her vast experience in customer service, retail, and vendor management allows her to successfully use her talents as an Eyewear Stylist.
In her spare time, Heather has a passion for the art of photography. She uses her creativity for family and wedding portraits sessions as well as photographs for community groups. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam and son, Liam.