Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lakewood Ranch and Parrish.
Dr. Troy Bedinghaus, O.D.
Board Certified Optometric Physician
Dr. Troy Bedinghaus is the President, CEO and Medical Director of Vision Source – Lakewood Ranch. He completed his bachelor’s degree in biology at Texas A&M University and received his doctorate degree at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association and is past president of the Manasota Optometric Society. He has been practicing in Manatee county since 1997. Dr. Bedinghaus is also a member of the American Academy of Myopia Control & Orthokeratology and is certified by Paragon Vision Sciences to perform Corneal Refractive Therapy.
In 2004, Dr. Bedinghaus founded Vision Source – Lakewood Ranch, a private practice where he delivers personalized and professional eye and vision care to his patients. In 2019, Dr. Bedinghaus will open his second location, Vision Source – Parrish (North River) in Parrish, Florida.
Dr. Bedinghaus also writes for VERYWELL.com, an About.com brand and health care oriented web site, VERY WELL hired Dr. Bedinghaus as the Vision Expert. He continues to develop the vision web site by writing monthly articles about various eye and vision related topics.
Dr. Bedinghaus and his wife, Treva have six children, three boys and three girls. They are residents of Lakewood Ranch, Florida and active members of the community. They enjoy working on home improvement projects, playing guitar and watching their children participate in ballet and basketball activities.
Dr. Jordan Petrosky, O.D.
Board Certified Optometric Physician
Dr. Jordan Petrosky received his bachelor’s degree with Honors in Biomedical Sciences from the University of South Florida and earned his doctorate degree with Honors at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. He completed his residency in Primary Care, Ocular disease and Low Vision at the C.W. Bill Young “Bay Pines” VA Medical Center, one of the busiest VA Eye Clinics in the state of Florida. He is an active member of the AOA, FOA and Manasota Optometric Society.
Dr. Petrosky enjoys the treatment and management of ocular disease including the treatment of glaucoma, dry eye, progressive myopia, and specific corneal degenerations requiring specialty contact lenses.
He was born and raised in Port Charlotte, Florida and is the youngest of three children. He now lives in Bradenton with his fiancé who is also an optometrist. Together they enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with their family, most of whom live in Southwest Florida. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and golfing.
Meet Our Team
Our staff delivers first-class service from the minute you call or walk in our office. Please do not hesitate to contact us if any questions or problems arise.
Natalie Mungenast, C.P.O., Office Manager, Certified Paraoptometric
Natalie is our office manager. She grew up traveling with some of the world’s most prestigious circuses. She is a 7th generation circus performer. Performing acrobatics and aerial stunts around the world facilitated her love for all cultures. She is married to Davis and they have three children who attend a performing arts school. Natalie and her husband previously owned their own optical gallery in Punta Gorda, Florida before joining Vision Source at Lakewood Ranch. She enjoys all aspects of the industry but especially loves to ensure each and every patient receives an exceptional first class experience. In addition to her office manager duties, she keeps the office running smoothly by filling in at every position in the office.
Philomena Marchione, B.S., Administrative Assistant & Director of First Impressions
Philomena (also known as Mena) is a professional people person that graduated with a B.S. in Communication from Southern Connecticut State University. As a communications major, she specialized in interpersonal and organizational communication as well as advertising and promotion. She has over 15 years of customer service experience as well as years of management, sales and administrative experience. Mena has a passion for ensuring that our patients have the most rewarding experience when visiting our office from the moment patients call to schedule their appointment and throughout their journey to optimal vision. In her free time, Mena is a mother of an exceptional little boy. She also enjoys freelance photography
Cynthia Ramirez, Patient Care Coordinator
Cynthia is originally from Providence, Rhode Island but raised in Hopkins, South Carolina. However, over the years she and her family visited the Tampa Bay area for the past 15 years and she knew she would eventually live here. She has worked in almost every branch of healthcare and became fascinated with working with the community and helping others, especially in their time of need. She loves working at Vision Source at Lakewood Ranch because the entire staff works as a team to make sure the needs of our patients are met at all times. Cynthia also enjoys beach photography and enjoying music.
Stephanie McKenzie, Patient Care Coordinator
Stephanie grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She is married and has one daughter and two step daughters all of whom is especially proud. She has been married to her husband, Mark for twenty-seven years. She enjoys fishing, live shows and making jewelry. Stephanie seems to always be happy and believes God has put us here to take care of each other. Stephanie will work mainly at our new office in Parrish, Florida.
Sandra Barth, Optical Technician
Sandra is one of our optical technicians. She particularly enjoys working in our full-service optical laboratory. She grew up in a small German town in Bavaria. She learned in school that Florida had more than 300 days of sunshine every year and she knew that that is where she would end up. Her parents had a condo in Sarasota for years so she was able to experience a touch of the Florida sunshine on vacations. She never wanted to go back to gray, raining Germany. After completing an optician apprenticeship program in Germany, she relocated to New York City and then eventually to Sarasota. She loves the variety of people she comes in contact with and really enjoys hand crafting beautiful glasses for our patients. She loves spending time with family and friends and enjoys outdoor activities such as scuba diving, cook-outs and going to the beach.
Shawn Berry, Optical Technician
Shawn was born in Whittier, California and moved to Arkansas when he was five years old. Shawn was a star track athlete in High School. Soon after graduating Shawn joined our great men in women in the armed forces and spent four years in the Army. He was a qualified sniper and honorably discharged as a corporal. He soon entered the optical industry and became proficient fabricating ophthalmic lenses in the laboratory. He became a licensed optician in 2004. In 2012 he moved to Ireland with his wife, Elizabeth and now currently reside in the sunshine state! He enjoys photography and reading.
Darin Lynch, Optical Technician
Darin was born in Sonoma, California and his family ran the local newspaper from 1884 to 2012! He has enjoyed and worked in the advertising business. He also enjoys physical fitness and martial arts. Darin is fond of parrots and has volunteered in the past helping wildlife. Darin has a special gift of not just working in the eye care industry and making people see, but has the gift of putting 100% of himself into taking care of patients! He genuinely cares about making sure the patient understands every process of an eye health examination and makes sure patients absolutely love their custom eye wear.
Amy Francis-Bacon, Optical Technician (Apprentice Optician)
Bio coming soon!
Benita Tillett, L.D.O., Licensed Optician
Benita is a Licensed Dispensing Optician. She has lived in Florida since the age of seven and moved to the Bradenton/Sarasota area in 2004 after getting married. Benita enjoys shopping at the local outlet mall and her and her husband enjoy running at Disney events. They particularly enjoy learning every day how to live a healthier lifestyle. She became interested in becoming an optician when she received her first pair of eyeglasses at 13 years of age. Picking vision care as a trade was a natural choice after becoming so interested in how her eyes and eyeglasses worked. She received her associates degree in Opticianry at Hillsborough Community College and became a licensed optician in 2000. She enjoys working with technology so it was a natural fit for her to work as an optician at Vision Source of Lakewood Ranch since the practice is technology driven. After being fit with several styles of ill-fitting glasses as a teenager, she takes pride in assisting our patients to not only see better but also look fantastic in their new pair of eyeglasses.
Samantha Jones, Medical Technician & Scribe
Samantha was born and raised in Chicago. She graduated from cosmetology school and moved to Florida in 201. She soon fell in love with the optical field! She continually enjoys science and technology in the eye care profession absolutely loves meeting new patients. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, creating jewelry, going to the beach and spending time her husband and son at home.
Nicole Savage, B.A., Medical Technician & Scribe
Nicole was born and raised in Waco, Texas. She attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and double majored in Psychology and Music performance. After graduating from college and playing countless orchestra pit “gigs”, she decided to work towards a more stable career. She then worked in animal shelter management and rescue. After working as the director of community outreach, adoptions, and rescue, she became friends with a Vision Source doctor. Since 2014, I have been involved with eye care and absolutely love taking care of patients. Nicole’s primary focus has been performing contact lens evaluations. Her hobbies include hiking, nature trails, kayaking, and anything dog or animal related.
Devyn Tindell, Medical Technician & Scribe
Devyn is a Floridian and grew up in Bradenton. She enjoys spending quality time with her grandfather as he is more like her father. In her free time she enjoys taking her dog, Miley on long walks and hiking on nature trails. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and they like to travel to new places and experience different cultures. She became interested in the optical field after a family friend introduced her to the eye care profession. She is very excited to make it a wonderful career and continues to learn and grow and become highly educated in eye health.
Angela Woodall, Medical Technician & Scribe
Angela recently relocated to Florida from Hot Springs, Arkansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the medical field working in various specialties and really loves the eye care profession. She enjoys working with patients and helping them when it comes to their personal eye health care. She is married to Brian Woodall and they have two wonderful daughters. In her spare time, Angela likes to spend time with her family, friends and her sweet little Yorkie, Tate! They also enjoy going to the beach, riding motorcycles and exploring Florida!