Our Team

Our Team

At Optics, our experienced medical team adheres to the highest professional standards and through utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, we provide our patients with the most complete eye care service. We maximize patient education so you become actively involved in your vision care, preventative eye health, and overall health decisions.

Dr. Jill Rago

Optometrist

Dr. Jill Rago grew up in Canada and received her Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing and Finance at the University of Alberta. She graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1997 where she was awarded membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, a recognition reserved only for optometry's top graduates. Dr. Rago also had the prestigious honor of receiving the President's Award given to the overall top graduate exemplifying excellence in academics and clinical skills. Since her internship at Kaiser Permanente in Maui, HI, Dr. Rago has been practicing in Arizona, serving the residents of the valley for the past 20 years. Areas of special interest to Dr. Rago include specialty contact lenses, laser vision correction, and the diagnosis and treatment of medical eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. 

Dr. Rago is highly skilled, and professionally certified by both the American Optometric Association and the Arizona Optometric Association. Jill's personable manner and dedication to patient satisfaction exemplify the Optics approach to eye care. "What I love most about my job is taking the time to get to know my patients and seeing the difference we can make in their lives. Vision impacts all facets of our daily lives."

 

Outside of the office, raising two very active daughters keeps Jill and her husband, Derek, very busy. In her spare time, she enjoys leading an active lifestyle, doing triathlons, marathons, and playing various sports.

Brad E. Whipple

Licensed Optician

Brad E. Whipple has been a professional Optician for 30 years where during this time he has earned his license from the American board of Opticians, National Contact Lens Examiners, is a licensed Dispensing Optician in the State of Arizona, and has his Masters of Business degree.

Brad has a remarkable talent for selecting the perfect eyewear and sun wear according to a patient's specific prescription needs, face shape, coloring, and personal style. To ensure he continually stays abreast of the latest trends in eyewear, Brad frequents many International Vision Expos including Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY and Milan, Italy.

Brad develops a special rapport with his customers that few can. "I love to see the transformation that people can make by a simple eyewear change, whether it is choosing a look that takes years off, or adding eyewear to your wardrobe for an intellectual look."

Brad is a fourth generation Native Arizonan and loves to enjoy all the facets that the state has to offer.

Dr. Sophie Robinson

Optometrist

Dr. Sophie Robinson grew up in Charlotte, NC. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, so she is naturally a Tar Heel fan. She attended optometry school at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. She received the VSP Practice Excellence Award as well as being the only one in her class awarded the Module Directors Award in clinical excellence in primary care. She completed externships in various areas of optometry including contact lenses, pediatrics with an emphasis on strabismus and amblyopia, and low vision services. Her final externship before making the move to Scottsdale was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. This experience allowed her to become comfortable diagnosing and treating various ocular manifestations and diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes, and dry eye. Dr. Robinson has also enjoyed volunteering her time participating in vision screenings for Special Olympic athletes.

 

The most important aspect of her job is developing personal relationships with her patients and tailoring eye care to their individual needs. “I value the primary care role of optometry and one-on-one interactions with patients. Building professional trust is very important to me, and it starts with patient education.”

 

She looks forward to creating professional relationships with the people of the Scottsdale area and helping them meet their individualized ocular and visual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting with family and friends, exercising, and all the great food Scottsdale has to offer!

Sharon Mathis

Licensed Optician

Sharon Mathis is a second generation optician with over 17 years of experience. She is also an Arizona native from Winslow, AZ. Sharon is a certified optician with both The American Board of Opticianary and The National Contact Lens Examiners, as well as having her Arizona state license. Sharon has amazing interpersonal skills which she utilizes to become familiar with not only our patients visual needs but also their own personal interests. With all her years of experience, Sharon is extremely knowledgeable in all the latest designs and technology available. She states, “I like the fashion and technology process of creating amazing eyewear for our patients.”

 

Sharon has been married to her high school sweetheart, Nick, for 17 years and they have a beautiful daughter named Jenna Rae, and 2 crazy dogs named Skoshie and Scarlett. Sharon enjoys going to concerts, scrapbooking, attending cheer and dance competitions, and of course being a regular at Starbucks.

 

Michael Burritt

Optician

Michael Burritt is an Arizona native and has been working in the optical industry for 11 years. He has his bachelor of science in biology from Arizona State University. With all of his experience, Michael is a very versatile optician at Optics and performs many different functions. Most of our patients will engage with Michael as he performs their pretesting activities as his main role at Optics is being the head technician for the doctors. The technical aspect of his job suits Michael perfectly as he states, “I enjoy the more medical and biological side of my job like taking retinal photos and optical measurements.” Patients always comment on how polite and efficient Michael is in performing all the various testing that he does before the patients see the doctors. Michael is excellent at handling our busy patient schedules and prides himself on ensuring that the practice always runs efficiently and that patients are always seen on time.

 

In his spare time, Michael enjoys watching soccer and movies and listening to music. He loves spending time in nature and one of his favorite places to visit is Disneyland.

Sienna Frisch
Optician

Sienna Frisch is a very talented optician with over 8 years of experience in the optical industry. She also has a bachelor degree in communication and media studies from Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Sienna loves the fashion element of the optical industry and is always staying up to date with all of the latest fashion trends. She is an expert in finding the right eyewear that fits each patients unique style and personality. The element of her job that Sienna enjoys the most is, “I love seeing people’s personalities come through in their choice of glasses.” Sienna also stays up to date on all of the latest technology available in ophthalmic lenses and treatments. She is very good at communicating this information with our patients to help them choose the best lens options to ensure that we maximize their vision and comfort.

 

In her free time, Sienna loves going to concerts, movies and trying out all of the latest restaurants that the valley has to offer.

 

Optics of Scottsdale

20301 N. Hayden Road  |  Suite 100  |  Scottsdale,  AZ 85255

Phone:  (480) 991-0509

Fax: (480) 419-9515

E-mail: info@opticsaz.com

Hours of Operation

Monday  -  Thursday:  9am - 6pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Accepted Insurance

Avesis  |  BCBS-Most plans  |  Blue View Vision

Eyemed  |  Humana  | Superior Vision  |  VSP

Medicare-Services benefits

Our Team

Our Team

At Optics, our experienced medical team adheres to the highest professional standards and through utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, we provide our patients with the most complete eye care service. We maximize patient education so you become actively involved in your vision care, preventative eye health, and overall health decisions.

Dr. Jill Rago

Optometrist

Dr. Jill Rago grew up in Canada and received her Bachelor of Business degree in Marketing and Finance at the University of Alberta. She graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1997 where she was awarded membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, a recognition reserved only for optometry's top graduates. Dr. Rago also had the prestigious honor of receiving the President's Award given to the overall top graduate exemplifying excellence in academics and clinical skills. Since her internship at Kaiser Permanente in Maui, HI, Dr. Rago has been practicing in Arizona, serving the residents of the valley for the past 20 years. Areas of special interest to Dr. Rago include specialty contact lenses, laser vision correction, and the diagnosis and treatment of medical eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. 

Dr. Rago is highly skilled, and professionally certified by both the American Optometric Association and the Arizona Optometric Association. Jill's personable manner and dedication to patient satisfaction exemplify the Optics approach to eye care. "What I love most about my job is taking the time to get to know my patients and seeing the difference we can make in their lives. Vision impacts all facets of our daily lives."

 

Outside of the office, raising two very active daughters keeps Jill and her husband, Derek, very busy. In her spare time, she enjoys leading an active lifestyle, doing triathlons, marathons, and playing various sports.

Brad E. Whipple

Licensed Optician

Brad E. Whipple has been a professional Optician for 30 years where during this time he has earned his license from the American board of Opticians, National Contact Lens Examiners, is a licensed Dispensing Optician in the State of Arizona, and has his Masters of Business degree.

Brad has a remarkable talent for selecting the perfect eyewear and sun wear according to a patient's specific prescription needs, face shape, coloring, and personal style. To ensure he continually stays abreast of the latest trends in eyewear, Brad frequents many International Vision Expos including Las Vegas, NV, New York, NY and Milan, Italy.

Brad develops a special rapport with his customers that few can. "I love to see the transformation that people can make by a simple eyewear change, whether it is choosing a look that takes years off, or adding eyewear to your wardrobe for an intellectual look."

Brad is a fourth generation Native Arizonan and loves to enjoy all the facets that the state has to offer.

Dr. Sophie Robinson

Optometrist

Dr. Sophie Robinson grew up in Charlotte, NC. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, so she is naturally a Tar Heel fan. She attended optometry school at NOVA Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and graduated with Beta Sigma Kappa honors. She received the VSP Practice Excellence Award as well as being the only one in her class awarded the Module Directors Award in clinical excellence in primary care. She completed externships in various areas of optometry including contact lenses, pediatrics with an emphasis on strabismus and amblyopia, and low vision services. Her final externship before making the move to Scottsdale was at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. This experience allowed her to become comfortable diagnosing and treating various ocular manifestations and diseases including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes, and dry eye. Dr. Robinson has also enjoyed volunteering her time participating in vision screenings for Special Olympic athletes.

 

The most important aspect of her job is developing personal relationships with her patients and tailoring eye care to their individual needs. “I value the primary care role of optometry and one-on-one interactions with patients. Building professional trust is very important to me, and it starts with patient education.”

 

She looks forward to creating professional relationships with the people of the Scottsdale area and helping them meet their individualized ocular and visual needs. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting with family and friends, exercising, and all the great food Scottsdale has to offer!

Sharon Mathis

Licensed Optician

Sharon Mathis is a second generation optician with over 17 years of experience. She is also an Arizona native from Winslow, AZ. Sharon is a certified optician with both The American Board of Opticianary and The National Contact Lens Examiners, as well as having her Arizona state license. Sharon has amazing interpersonal skills which she utilizes to become familiar with not only our patients visual needs but also their own personal interests. With all her years of experience, Sharon is extremely knowledgeable in all the latest designs and technology available. She states, “I like the fashion and technology process of creating amazing eyewear for our patients.”

 

Sharon has been married to her high school sweetheart, Nick, for 17 years and they have a beautiful daughter named Jenna Rae, and 2 crazy dogs named Skoshie and Scarlett. Sharon enjoys going to concerts, scrapbooking, attending cheer and dance competitions, and of course being a regular at Starbucks.

Michael Burritt

Optician

Michael Burritt is an Arizona native and has been working in the optical industry for 11 years. He has his bachelor of science in biology from Arizona State University. With all of his experience, Michael is a very versatile optician at Optics and performs many different functions. Most of our patients will engage with Michael as he performs their pretesting activities as his main role at Optics is being the head technician for the doctors. The technical aspect of his job suits Michael perfectly as he states, “I enjoy the more medical and biological side of my job like taking retinal photos and optical measurements.” Patients always comment on how polite and efficient Michael is in performing all the various testing that he does before the patients see the doctors. Michael is excellent at handling our busy patient schedules and prides himself on ensuring that the practice always runs efficiently and that patients are always seen on time.

 

In his spare time, Michael enjoys watching soccer and movies and listening to music. He loves spending time in nature and one of his favorite places to visit is Disneyland.

Sienna Frisch
Optician

Sienna Frisch is a very talented optician with over 8 years of experience in the optical industry. She also has a bachelor degree in communication and media studies from Marymount Manhattan College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Sienna loves the fashion element of the optical industry and is always staying up to date with all of the latest fashion trends. She is an expert in finding the right eyewear that fits each patients unique style and personality. The element of her job that Sienna enjoys the most is, “I love seeing people’s personalities come through in their choice of glasses.” Sienna also stays up to date on all of the latest technology available in ophthalmic lenses and treatments. She is very good at communicating this information with our patients to help them choose the best lens options to ensure that we maximize their vision and comfort.

 

In her free time, Sienna loves going to concerts, movies and trying out all of the latest restaurants that the valley has to offer.

Optics of Scottsdale

20301 N. Hayden Road  |  Suite 100  |  Scottsdale,  AZ 85255

Phone:  (480) 991-0509  |  Fax: (480) 419-9515

E-mail: info@opticsaz.com

Hours of Operation

Monday  -  Thursday:  9am - 6pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 2pm

Accepted Insurance

Avesis  |  BCBS-Most plans  |  Blue View Vision

Eyemed  |  Humana  | Superior Vision  |  VSP

Medicare-Services benefits