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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Union Eye Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Union.


Dr. RyanRyan C. Hill, O.D.

Dr. Ryan Hill graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Ryan’s clinical training included rotations at the Kansas City VA Medical Center and the Center for Vision and Learning which provided experience in diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease as well as pediatric eye care. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Missouri Optometric Association. He joined the practice in 2010, and is excited to be a part of our team.

Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica and their four children, Katelyn, Carter, Anya, and Micah. He is an active member of First Christian Church of Washington and the Union Lion’s Club.


Dr. JustinJustin M. Crowe, O.D.

Dr. Justin Crowe graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry in 2010. He has worked for a large eye care practice in the St. Louis area for the past two years. Dr. Crowe enjoys all of primary eye care, but contact lenses are his passion. When he graduated from optometry school, he was awarded the faculty award for excellence in contact lenses. He is currently a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Missouri Optometric Association (MOA). Dr. Crowe joined Union Eye Associates in 2013.

Dr. Crowe is married to Sarah and they have two children, Julia and Samuel. They are active in their church and they enjoy playing board games and hiking as a family. In his spare time, Dr. Crowe enjoys reading, fishing and playing the guitar.


WandaWanda, Office Administrator

Wanda has over 20 years of experience in the medical industry, with over 5 years at Union Eye Associates. She graduated from East Central College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and has over 60 credit hours toward her Bachelor of Arts degree. Wanda is a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) and serves as office administrator.

Wanda and her husband, Bob, have lived in the Union area for over 31 years. They have two children, Jack and Anne, and five grandchildren. When not ensuring that everything in the office runs smoothly and pleasantly, Wanda enjoys gardening, sewing, playing the piano, reading, and serving in her church.


KatheyKathy, Technicians

Kathy has been a member of our team since 2000. She closely assists the doctors and is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA). Kathy is the lead technician and also assists in the proper fitting, insertion and removal of contact lenses.

Kathy has four children; Caleb and wife Jennifer, Kari and husband Shaun, Caitlin and Colton; and five grandchildren. Kathy looks forward to assisting you through the office, using her technical skills to maximize your eye exam!


KrisKris, Technicians

Kris has over eight years of experience in eye care. She was born and raised in northwest Iowa, and worked in a private optometric practice there. Kris and her husband, Phil, moved to Missouri, and she joined Union Eye Associates in 2009. Kris is involved in preliminary and special testing, contact lens fitting and insurance verification and processing.

Kris and Phil have two sons, Steve and Dustin, and four grandsons. In her leisure time, you might find Kris riding her bike along the Katy Trail or walking on the river front. She also enjoys gardening, reading, biking and Sudoku.


ShellyShelly, Front Desk

Shelly has been a member of our team since June of 2010. We appreciate the experience she brings to our office. She has spent several years working in the medical field and shares her knowledge of medical coding, insurance billing and EHR.

Shelly will be one of the first people you see when entering our office. She will handle the necessary details to get your exam off to a good start.

Shelly and her son, Dylan, live in Union. With family at the core of her life, Shelly spends her time away from work surrounded by family and friends.


MichelleMichelle, Front Desk

Michelle has been a member of our office team for over a year. She brings experience from Florida Eye Health where she worked as a medical receptionist. Michelle will answer any questions you may have regarding insurance and insurance billing and assist you in scheduling appointments. Before you leave our office, Michelle will make sure you have answers to any questions pertaining to your eye health, eyewear, insurance and future appointments.

Michelle grew up in Sullivan where she currently resides with her husband, Brent and two daughters, Alison and Taylor. When not at the office, Michelle spends time with her family and enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband. (Vroom! Vroom!)


NissaNissa, Optical

Nissa has many years of experience in the optical industry. She began working at an optometric office while in high school in Rockford, Illinois. After graduating, she began working in an optical lab. Because she missed working directly with patients, she returned to a private optometric practice in the Chicago area. In 2000, she moved to Union with her husband, Scott, and began working at Union Eye Associates. Nissa has her American Board of Opticianry Certification (ABOC), as well as being a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO). She has a great deal of experience in the selection of eyewear and lenses, and in the fitting, adjustment and repairing of eyeglasses. She also is experienced in assisting the doctors.

Nissa has three children; Emily, Dylan and Paige. She lives life to the fullest and looks forward to seeing you in our office!


SherrySherry, Optical

Sherry has worked in the optical industry since 1998. She is the lead optician and manager over the optical lab and dispensary. She is American Board of Opticianry Certified (ABOC) and also a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA). Sherry is happy to assist in the selection and fitting of your eyewear, and wants everyone to be happy and comfortable with all eyewear selections. Hearing “this is the best pair of glasses I’ve ever had” is the goal of our entire optical staff.

Sherry and her husband, J.D., live in the Union area. Away from the office, Sherry enjoys spending time with her dogs.


MandiMandi, Optical

Mandi joined our team in 2012. Her previous work in the medical field brings valuable knowledge and experience in patient care. When you come to our office, you may see Mandi in the optical area or assisting the doctors with preliminary or special testing.

Mandi has lived in Franklin County her entire life, and currently resides in Leslie with her son, Trevor. When not in the office, Mandi enjoys spending time with family and friends, and scrapbooking.