Our Staff

Dawn Rakich, O.D. 

A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Dr. Rakich graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.    Dr. Rakich moved to San Antonio immediately after passing her Texas Board exams.   It has been her home ever since.  

She began her private practice in 1986 and has been at the NW Military Highway in Castle Hills location since April 1987.   She has certifications as both a Therapeutic Optometrist and Glaucoma Specialist.

Dr. Rakich has a daughter, Tori, a college student and  two rescued dogs, Koko and Mutzi.

Special Acknowledgements:

  • Honored Member of Strathmore's Who's Who, 2002-2003
  • 1000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence, 2001
  • Notable American Women, 2000
  • Who's Who Among Outstanding Americans, 1995-1996
  • Who's Who in American Society and Business, 1993
  • International Youth in Achievement, 1983
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1983
  • Omega Delta Professional Fraternity Outstanding Omega Delt Award, 1983
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, International Treasurer, 1982, 1983
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1982

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Optometric Association
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • Bexar County District Optometric Society
  • Optometric Extension Program (OEP)
  • Zonta International Club of San Antonio

 

"Our staff adheres to the guidelines of the Vision Council of America, and takes it one step further; baby boomers want to make a statement, so we help them select multiple frames and create a personalized wardrobe for the eyes. Other than a wedding ring or a watch, what else do you wear everyday?" ~ Dr. Dawn Rakich, Therapeutic Optometrist

 

 

Jennifer is our Office Manager. She has over 10 years of experience in the optometry industry and ensures the smooth day to day operation of the office. Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in biology, is a certified biller and coder and is a certified ophthalmic surgical technician.

 

 

Michael and Amanda
Michael our optician is always ahead of the newest style trends. He loves to help patients choose their frames for the upcoming year. He has been in the eye care industry since 2007. He aspires to help the practice grow alongside Dr. Rakich for many years to come.

Amanda, our other optician, grew up in the optical industry working alongside family in the optical lab since she was a teenager. She has a knack for adjusting glasses and enjoys assisting in the choice of your future eyewear. Amanda is also a student at UTSA studying architecture.

 

Kristin is our optometric technician and has 3+ years of experience in the optical industry.

She assists in the initial gathering of important clinical data at the beginning of your exam.

 

James Bohenek is the man to help you with medical insurance claims. He files and inputs claims for all of our medical insurance plans. James understands the ins and outs of medical plans and stays current with all of the changes. You may not see him working quietly in his office in the back, but he is helping all of us.

 

 

Maddie assists Dr. Rakich in the initial gathering of clinical data at the beginning of your eye examination.

She also enjoys welcoming patients on the phone and at the front desk as well as training new contact lens wearers.