MEET THE DOCTORS
Dr. Susan Reimbold is a board-certified optometrist. She provides personalized eye care with a special emphasis in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease along with a luxury optical experience to help you find the unique eyewear fashion that speaks to you. She also has extensive knowledge of reading disorders and learning differences to benefit parents of patients struggling in school.
She has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1997. She was determined to create an office that not only provided exceptional medical care but also luxury eyewear because it seemed to her that it was always either medical care or fashion eyewear and not both under one roof. She has found starting Reimbold Eye Group to be fascinating, having to master almost two completely different businesses (concierge type medical practice fused with luxury fashion eyewear). She never gives up on a challenge and this has definitely been a challenge!
After earning a genetics degree from the University of Georgia she went on to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. There, she earned her doctorate degree with honors and was selected as clinician of the year for her class and Beta Sigma Kappa. After graduatio,n she was honored by being selected to complete a rigorous ocular disease residency at the Baltimore VA Medical Center / Johns Hopkins University’s Wilmer Eye Institute. There, she specialized in the management of ocular disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma, retinopathy, and ocular effects of systemic disease. She has been published and has lectured at many conferences including the International American Academy of Optometry meeting in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Reimbold has conducted clinical research for dry eye and glaucoma studies at Coastal Research Center in Roswell, GA, and she is working hard to find the time to develop a dyslexia center to service all the therapies and needs of children with reading disorders including; parent education, occupational therapy, educational therapy, vision therapy, speech pathology and advocacy, all under one roof. Their goal will be to preserve self esteem, focusing on each child’s unique gifts while strengthening their weaknesses. She also developed and taught a science lab: S.T.E.M. Prepared Labs to promote a love for science in young children to be used in Dyslexia Therapy Centers of Atlanta,
She lives in Cumming with her husband and their two children, who she homeschooled. Her son, Harrison, has now graduated from the University of Alabama and will start a Master's in taxation and intern at PWC. Her daughter, Avery, will be attending NSU Optometry School in Ft Lauderdale, FL.
Fun fact! Dr. Susan played snare drum in the Redcoat Band at UGA and Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps and enjoys hiking, camping and being outdoors.
Dr. Alisha Rose Niswonger grew up near Chattanooga, TN. Upon graduating from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Chemistry, she moved to Chicago to attend the Illinois College of Optometry where she obtained her Doctorate of Optometry.
During her graduate studies she focused on a variety of specialties, including dry eye, specialty lenses, ocular disease, pediatrics, and primary care. She strives to keep current with all optometric advances in order to provide the best care for each of her patients. While in Chicago, she volunteered with the annual “Opening Eyes” screenings for the Special Olympics, instructed a blind adaptive climbing team, and participated in medical trips to Kenya and Haiti.
Dr. Niswonger joined Reimbold Eye Group in 2020 and feels blessed to be a part of such a special, patient-focused team. Newly married and settled in Atlanta, on the weekends, you’ll find her rock climbing, cycling the Greenway, and exploring the North Georgia mountains.
MEET OUR TEAM
Barbra is our Office Manager as well as our Clinic Director. She prides herself on being Dr. Susan’s right hand! She is responsible for all pretesting and contact lens fittings in our clinic and all aspects of customer satisfaction for our office.
She has been in the optical industry for 26 years as a Licensed Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Specialist. She received her Certified Technician degree last year. Connecting and making lifelong friendships with our patients and giving them the best possible vision outcome is her passion.
Barbra is a mother of 5 and a grandmother of 5. She enjoys running, football, and is a member of an award-winning BBQ Team.
Jon is an optician at Reimbold Eye Group, joining the practice in 2020. He supervises all matters of the optical department and the team. Jon got the optical bug in 1999, working under a licensed optician for Sunglass Hut and eventually moving into management. After 3 years, he went into Fashion Retail Management, working for United Colors of Benetton, French Connection, and BCBG. After several years, he finally got his break as a optician, mentoring under Dr. David Sweeney of Insight Eyecare in 2009. In 2014, he became certified by the American Board of Opticians and continues to grow his knowledge and education through continuing education and lectures, as well as developing an unhealthy love for independent, luxury eyewear. One of his most memorable moments was being part of a special edition of the industry magazine "INVISION," showcasing his love and skill for adjusting, repairing, and refurbishing eyewear. He has extensive knowledge of the eyewear industry, and prides himself on his attention to detail, patient education, and problem solving. He feels that making the move to Reimbold Eye Group to work with his friend, Dr. Susan Reimbold, and the amazing team here has been a dream come true.
Ashley Kendall is an optician and social media manager at Reimbold Eye Group. She’s responsible for everything from checking in patients to cutting their glasses and everything in between! Need help ordering contacts or glasses? She’s your girl! Want to schedule an appointment or check your insurance? Give us a call, and she can help you get an exam at our luxury eyewear boutique. Over the years, she has gained incredible customer rapport and satisfaction. One patient has been quoted saying, “Dr. Reimbold has the best staff in the business and no one's allowed to leave!”
In her time at home, she is raising her two young daughters with her husband. One of their favorite family traditions is “Sunday Funday,” where they go to the Buford Highway Farmers market for treats from around the world and goodies to cook at home. Ashley K. grew up overseas and has a passion for culture and languages. Before being an optician, she was a fashion anthropologist in Little Five Points. Ashley says that one of her favorite aspects of the career is the fashion associated with framing patients and finding them a style that they feel confident in. Check out Ashley’s social media work @reimboldeyegroup
Molly is an optician at Reimbold Eye Group. She started recently in the business and has fallen in love with all its aspects, from the fashion to the science to the people behind it. According to her, working at Reimbold Eye Group has been one of her best experiences. Dr. Reimbold and Dr. Niswonger are very knowledgeable about all the aspect of the eye, and she learns new things everyday from them. She feels it is great to work with such an amazing staff that truly care about everything that goes on at the clinic.
Molly studied at UCLA. She moved to Georgia with her husband about 5 years ago. They have a dog Rand who is the absolute best guy in town!
Ashley Melugin is an optician here at Reimbold Eye Group and has been part of the team for over 2 years. Ashley M. has developed our custom studio where we tint your lenses, put facets on lenses, do groove colors, laser etchings, and rhinestones embedded in your lenses; and we are always working on more! If you want a pair of glasses that absolutely no one else has, Ashley M. can guide you towards a pair of frames and lenses that will make your personality shine.
When Ashley M. is not experimenting in the studio at the office, she loves reading (if you want to get her on a tangent, ask about Shakespeare), movies, music, and Dungeons and Dragons with her friends. More than anything, she loves creative activities like writing, painting, needle arts, and anything else where she can experiment with her mind and her hands. Her favorite part of being an optician is the fashion aspect of fitting patients and helping them pick lenses that will help them express themselves.
Tanya Steckel is the financial lead at Reimbold Eye Group. Tanya is responsible for paying bills, getting refunds, and negotiating. She ships all returns and makes sure not a penny is lost at Reimbold Eye Group. Tanya has been with the practice since it opened in 2015 and has saved Reimbold Eye Group thousands of dollars.
Tanya is an entrepreneur as well and runs her own business of manufacturing and distributing gymnastics sports attire to children of all ages including adult girls on the National US Team. These talented women represent the US in international competitions. In her spare time, Tanya enjoys ballroom dancing and working out.
Tanya's high energy and enthusiasm in doing what she loves while serving others with top quality products perfectly matches the vision of Reimbold Eye Group.