Gina Stafford, C.O.A., A.B.O.C., L.D.O.
Certified Optician / Optical Purchasing Coordinator
Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, Gina Stafford moved to Alaska nine years ago to be closer to her family. She joined Mountain View in 2011 and earned her certification as an ophthalmic assistant (COA) under Dr. Katherine Johnson, and at the opening of the Mountain View Optical Shoppe in 2013 she became the Optical purchasing coordinator and dedicated herself to the establishment and day-to-day care of the Optical Shoppe. Gina holds a certification with the American Board of Opticianry (ABOC) and is a Licensed Dispensing Optician (LDO) in the state of Alaska, and has an instinctive sense for choosing the perfect frames to suit any lens and any patient’s needs. Gina’s passion for well-fitting and attractive eyewear is evident in the care she takes in choosing each frame in the Optical Shoppe, and she is always available to help her patients find not only the best lens and frame for their vision, but also a pair of glasses they will love and enjoy wearing—and seeing themselves in! Gina is currently focusing most of her time and energy on the work she has come to love, but in her spare time she enjoys traveling, cross-country skiing, fishing, and walking her dog.