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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, Florida.

Dr. Troy Bedinghaus, O.D.

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Troy Bedinghaus is the President, CEO and Medical Director of Vision Source – Lakewood Ranch and Vision Source – Parrish.  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.  After the rapid growth of Parrish, Florida, which is in North Manatee county,  Dr. Bedinghaus constructed another 5400 square foot building and opened Vision Source – Parrish in January 2020.

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.

Dr. Olga Sokol, O.D.

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Olga Sokol completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Tampa in Tampa, FL and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry where she graduated with honors.  Her externship training was completed at the C.W. Bill Young “Bay Pines” VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fl  and CorrectVision Laser Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she received training in the diagnosis and management of anterior and posterior segment conditions such as dry eye disease, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration as well as co-management of LASIK and Cataract Surgery. Dr. Sokol is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society, American Optometric Society, Florida Optometric Society and the Manasota Optometric Society.

Dr. Sokol delivers excellent and compassionate eye care to patients of all ages and is known for her caring and professional demeanor. She will take the time to listen to you and determine how to best meet your visual needs.

Raised in New York City, Dr. Sokol loves living in southwest Florida where she enjoys spending her free time exploring the beautiful beaches, cooking and traveling with her fiancé Dr. Jordan Petrosky, who is also an optometric physician.

Danielle Marple, A.P.R.N

Aesthetic Advanced Nurse Practitioner





Danielle Marple is our aesthetic specialist that will conducting aesthetic treatments in our in-house med spa. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in Philosophy and Applied Ethics at Fairfield University in May of 2016 and then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner degree in May of 2020. Although her long term goal was to be in the field of aesthetics, she has extensive experience working in the internal care unit in the hospital. She resides in Venice with her husband.


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., Office Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

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

Carrie Metcalf, Patient Care Coordinator

Carrie was born and raised in Manatee county and grew up in Parrish, Florida. She lives in Palmetto with her boyfriend and five dogs.  They enjoy everything outdoors, especially boating and camping. Carrie also really enjoys photography and loves taking unique photos of the moon. She is very passionate about vision and eye care and is excited to learn more about the profession so she can successfully translate that information to our patients.

Shalease Stephan, Patient Care Coordinator

Shalease moved to Florida from Maine when she was only 10 years old.  She has one son and they both love the outdoors and dancing. Most weekends you will find her catching the beautiful Florida sunsets and traveling the state with her boyfriend, who is also a dance instructor. Shalease has a deep passion for helping others absolutely loves learning new things in the medical eye care profession.

Kristy Kirby, Patient Care Coordinator

Kristy recently moved from Massachusetts after living there for five years. She has two teenagers and enjoys roller skating and reading.  She enjoys working the eye care industry because all of the advanced technology is interesting.

Benita Tillett, L.D.O., Licensed Dispensing Optician, Office Coordinator

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.

Dawn Rosenfeld, Optical Technician

Dawn is originally from Michigan but moved to California in 1996. She finally made her way back to Sarasota, Florida. She has been married to her husband Greg for 18 years and they share a 10 year-old boy named Russell. She has been in the optical industry for 29 years and has great experience in both private practice and in the wholesale optical laboratory field. She absolutely loves working with patients and educating them on the best eye wear for them.  In her spare time she enjoys fishing golfing and walking her bulldog Diesel.

Tiffany Martinez, Optical Technician

Tiffany is the mother of two wonderful children and grew up in Evansville, Indiana. Tiffany dedicates 100% of her time and energy to her family and although her hobbies are few right while the children are young, she absolutely loves anything outdoors including outdoor walks, beach time and camping. She loves working in the optical field and providing visual solutions for our patients.  Giving patient’s the very best vision is not a job for Tiffany, but rather a gift…the gift of sight!

Elyse Kersting, Optical Technician

Elyse is originally from New Jersey but moved to Delaware when she was only three years old. She visited Florida frequently to see relatives over the years and finally was able to achieve her goal of making Florida her permanent home! She really enjoys spending time at the beach, boating and spending quality time with family. Elyse enjoys living a healthy lifestyle, setting personal goals and inspiring others to do the same. She has been a part of the eye care industry for over ten years and her greatest reward has been the relationships she has built over time her colleagues and the fulfillment she gets helping patients receive the gift of sight.

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.

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.

Lindsey Phillips, Medical Technician & Scribe

Lindsey is originally from Jackson, Tennessee.  She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.  She absolutely finds the human eye to be a fascinating organ and enjoy studying it every day. She has a very strong desire and drive to help others achieve their eye and vision care goals.

Adriana Santiago, Medical Technician & Scribe

Adriana graduated high school in 2018 as a junior and jumped right into working full time in the medical field. As a young person she has already acknowledge that while money is important, it is not the key to happiness and what is more important is growing, learning and being around people you love. She loves to spend time eating out and taking road trips.  She loves the beach and spending time with her puppies at home. Adriana exudes positivity and is excited about her career in the eye and vision care field.

Cameron Archer, Medical Technician & Scribe

Though he has roots all over the country, Cameron is a Florida native as he has spent the largest part of his life here.  He loves  a day out at a theme park, traveling around the world, gardening and just spending some quiet time at home with his sweet little fur baby, Sofia. Cameron is always wearing a smile and lives to inspire others to do the same. He has been sporting eyeglasses and contact lenses since middle school and sincerely believes the gift of sight to be exactly that, an incredible gift to be taken care of and cherished.

David Wolski, Medical Technician & Scribe

David is a Florida native who lives for everything outdoors!  Originally from Orlando, David could not be happier to call Manatee County his home.  When not working towards on his education, you can find him backpacking, rock climbing or even scuba diving in Florida’s beautiful waters.  David’s dedication to creating an inviting and memorable experience for our patients is his utmost priority.  He believes that it is through the genuine relationships we build with our patients is how we can better serve our community.

Felicia Fiallo, Medical Technician & Scribe

From the caruncle to the fovea, Felicia is fascinated with all of the parts of the eye.  She has worn contact lenses since the 1980’s, when only one pair was dispensed per year! She initially became interested in a career in eye care when she went to an appointment with her daughter. She thought the technician’s job was so cool that she wanted to purse that career.  Within two weeks of that appointment, she was working for an optometrist and have loved every moment since. She most recently spent a few years in retinal specialty practice so she is particularly excited by the digital retinal imaging we perform on every patient. She is very excited about learning about the front of the eye and finds it very exciting to be on the diagnosis side of eye health for a change. When she isn’t working Felicia enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking and camping with her partner in the winter.

Marie O’Meara, Optical Technician

Marie was born in New Jersey and moved to Florida at a young age so Florida feels like home. She is married to her wonderful husband for over 20 years and they have one son, who recently graduated with honors. Marie enjoys music, reading and watching movies.  She also really loves gardening. Marie and her sister loved gardening so much, they started their succulent side business. She has spent 20 years in the medical field and loves helping people.

Heather Thompson, Intake Patient Care Coordinator

Heather was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. She really enjoys sunsets, nights with full moons and the ocean.  She enjoys boating, fishing or just relaxing by the sea with her three children.  Heather earned her Medical Administrative Assistant degree first and then soon after entered world of eye and vision and absolutely loves it. She enjoys helping people get the gift of sight and also enjoys working with eye care technology. She is a valuable member of the Vision Source team as she is crossed trained in all areas.

Joanna Pinkowski, Optical Technician

Joanna was born and raised in Manatee county. Her husband had a career in the military and they lived in Ohio and in Alabama. He recently retired and that brought them home to Bradenton. They have two wonderful sons, Karson and Warren. In their free time, they love to visit zoos and go camping.

Kelly Harkinson, Medical Technician & Scribe

Kelly was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. She really enjoys spending time outside with her dogs, riding horses, eating fine foods and traveling whenever she can.  Kelly comes from a veterinary background where she spent six years improving pet health. While she loves animals, she wanted to elevate her heath care experience and decided to venture out into the wonderful field of medical eye care and joined Vision Source as a medical technician and scribe.

Valerie Holder, Medical Technician & Scribe

Bio coming soon.

Savanna Wheeler, Medical Technician & Scribe

Bio coming soon.