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Lorie1Lorie McBroom
Optical Manager, ABO&NCLE Certified Optician

Lorie started her optical career in 1988 and has been a licensed optician since 1990. In 1994, Lorie began her journey in optical retail management. Her focus since then has been to develop herself and the leaders around her to far surpass organizational expectations as well as those of their patients. Her goal is to create a memorable experience for you by ensuring you find the perfect eyewear. She wants you to see great and look amazing! Most importantly, she wants you to become our patient for life. In her free time, Lorie loves cycling, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband Brian and their furry children.





GeorgeErnest George Subia, III

Lab Supervisor, ABO Certified Optician

George began his optical experience in 2012 working as both a lab optician and frame stylist in a national optical chain.  As an optician, he appreciates getting to know a patient's needs and wants and being able to exceed those requests. In this way, he hopes to build a continuing relationship his patients can appreciate and come back to. He loves SALT. Optics eyewear for their California style and John Varvatos eyewear for their sturdy fit and finish. He is currently also a student, earning his Bachelors Degree in Psychology. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, working out, and enjoying the company of his friends and family.



Mario2Mario Rubalcado
Assistant Manager, ABO Certified Optician

Mario was born and grew up in Bakersfield. He has 13 years of optical experience starting his career in 2003. He is committed and strives in his belief in providing the best possible customer service to patients here at Bakersfield Eye Care. His goal is to help each patient find the perfect fit for all their eyewear needs. Mario on his spare time collects Marvel X-Men comic books, enjoys travelling to Las Vegas to shop and sight see, listening to music and spending time with his family, friends and dog. 






Steph1Stephanie Serrano
ABO Certified Optician


Stephanie began her optical experience in 2014 as a receptionist for a private Optometric practice in Hanford, CA. She was a quick learner and worked her way to becoming an optican. Stephanie enjoys keeping her knowledge up to date and thrives to provide her patients with the best quality service and products. She loves to assist patients in finding eyewear that best suits their specific needs. When Stephanie is not working she enjoys spending time with her son and together they enjoy hiking, traveling and fun times with their family!





Markie1Markie Hernandez
ABO Certified Optician

Markie has been working as an optician since 2015 and is certified by the American Board of Opticianry. His passion is to create joyful experiences with every person by honoring who they are along with their needs and desires, both inside and outside of work. He is proud to have been born and raised in the beautiful city of Bakersfield. In his spare time he composes music, hikes and shares life with both friends and family. 






Brandie bBrandie Smith
ABO&NCLE Certified Optician

Brandie joined Bakersfield Eye Care in 2012, when our practice was first established. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners. Brandie has 15 years experience fitting spectacles in Bakersfield. She loves her career and keeps her knowledge up-to-date by attending continuing education courses. Brandie is a scout mom and dance mom. Outside of work and children's activities she loves traveling with and spending time with her family.






GabyGabriela Medina

Gabby was born in Garden Grove, CA but grew up in Bakersfield. She started her optical experience in 2013 working for a national optical chain. She loves working with patients and getting to know them better.  She values creating long lasting relationships with patients and helping them find their perfect eyewear. On her spare time she enjoys travelling, working out, spending time with loved ones and creating new memories. 





MichelleMichelle Carter

Michelle was born in New York, but grew up in Bakersfield. Michelle is a frame fashionista! Creating the perfect look, which will work with your lifestyle is her area of expertise.  Michelle enjoys creating meaningful experiences where passion and purpose come together. Michelle loves SALT. Optics eyewear because of their silky and light weight feel. She also loves John Varvatos eyewear due to their style and rock solid feel. Michelle enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with her family. 






MelissaMelissa Rubio

Melissa has a sense of humor second to none with a brightness to fill the room. She has been in the optical industry for 5 years. She takes pride in finding the perfect product to not only accentuate your appearance, but most importantly to aid you in the gift of sight. She uses her analytical talent to determine which frames are most stylish and efficient in fitting your lifetyle. Outside of the office, Melissa is a baker extroadinaire. She can whip up a batch of cupcakes to blow your fungiform papillae, sweet sensors out of this world. If she is not hanging out with her son Noah and dogs Charlie and Belle, she can be found at the gym rocking out to some music on the treadmill. Let her take you on a tour through the office and from the moment you walk in, to the moment you decide on the best product, you will be dazzled by her knowledge and sincerity as she ushers you into a world of vibrant vision. 





FedFederico Rodriguez

Federico was born in the Los Angeles area and grew up in Tulare, CA. He recently relocated to Bakersfield to advance his career as an optician. He loves to help his patients find eyewear that best fits their everyday activities and needs. His reward is seeing his patients smile from ear to ear when they first see themselve in the mirror with their new eyewear. His favorite eyewear brands are Ray Ban because of their classic style and John Varvatos for their ease of fit.  Federico comes from a large family, being number five of ten children. He loves spending time with his son. Federico's future goals includes getting a college degree in Business and travelling more. He would love to travel to Paris, Miami and Hawaii in the future. 

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