Richard Ahrens, LDOOwner and Optician
A Short History:
I hung up my Shingle here in Monroe in 1995,and began Ahrens Valley Eyeworks.
I had been in the Optical field for several years, had my State License to practice, and decided it was time to Open my own place. I opened in the Spring of 95 bringing all the best experiences from those years in Optics, to the Sky Valley communities. Monroe had always intrigued me as to its location. A special place that sat at the base of the Cascades, close proximity to all seasonal activities, and which offered a relaxing community of wonderful folks, to which we began.
Dr. Ariel LenningOptometrist
Dr. Lenning graduated cum laude from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and is happy to return home to Snohomish county. Her undergraduate work took place at the UW, with graduation in 2011. Dr. Lenning was awarded a BA in anthropology and archaeology.
In addition to providing comprehensive and personalized primary eye care, Dr. Lenning has a passion for fitting contact lenses and treating dry eyes. She brings a wonderful and caring approach to our practice and to each Patient she sees. Dr. Lenning enjoys hiking and playing video games with her husband Michael, and cuddling with their black lab, Bastian.
Gina Mills, LDOOptician
Gina Mills is a licensed optician and has been in the optical industry for 40 years. She has lived in Monroe for 25 years and joined our team at Ahrens Valley Eyeworks in January, this year. She likes assisting patients in choosing the best eyewear for their lifestyle needs. When not in the office, she spends most of her time with all her grandkids and family. She loves to travel, going to concerts, and making memories.