Our Team

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Eastgate Optical

A Team that is centered on patient education and the use of the latest technology to provide superior healthcare.

Dr. Todd Winbigler

Optometrist
Born and raised in the Treasure Valley, Dr. Winbigler suffered from significant nearsightedness in his early childhood. Dr. Winbigler played basketball, football and baseball as a young man. His first experience with contact lenses opened a whole new world for him. He took a great interest in his visits to his own eye doctor, and was so pleased to be able to see during his sports events without eyeglasses.

After a tour of duty in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Winbigler decided to pursue a career in Optometry, hoping to give others the same experience in vision that he had had as a young person. Dr. Winbigler earn a B.S. in Zoology from the College of Idaho and a Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry.

Dr. Winbigler has an emphasis in Contact Lens Science, all aspects of Refractive Surgery and it's applications and Functional Vision.Dr. Winbigler also treats minor emergencies including foreign body removal, infections and trauma of the eye, as well as pre & post operative care for refractive and other surgeries.

Dr. Winbigler is the first doctor in the Treasure Valley to fit and prescribe Corneal Refractive Therapy, and did the clinical trials in our region for the Johnson & Johnson lenses Acuvue Advance and Acuvue Oasys. Dr. Winbigler specialized in hard to fit contact lenses and custom fits lenses for patients suffering from keratoconus.

“After 30 years of practice in Optometry, I still love what I do and enjoy the many friends of whom I have had the privilege of providing eye care. It has been said that if a person loves what they do, they will never work a day in their life. That saying certainly applies to me. It is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the care of our most precious senses-our vision!”

Angela Winbigler

Office Manager
Angela was raised in the North West and settled in Idaho. She began her interest in Optometry 24 years ago, beginning as a receptionist at a Nampa eye clinic. Angela is now the Office Manager for Eastgate Optical and has helped grow the practice for the last 18 years.

“Providing outstanding eye care and service is priority one. Learning from your mistakes, fixing issues and putting in place systems to avoid those mistake in the future is extremely important. Every day is an opportunity to do things better, faster and more efficiently. This is sometimes hard and a slow go, but the benefits of getting it right are an excellent reward in itself. Happy patients equal a strong, long term practice, which in turn makes you excited to go to work.”

Angel

Optician
Angel grew up in Southern California and made the move to Boise in 2008. She earned her certificate as an Optometric Assistant from Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). She has been in private optometric practice since 1999. During that time, she also had the opportunity to explore refractive surgery as a LASIK consultant and technician.

“As a geek at heart, I can appreciate the technological strides being made in our field. Going from a monocle to a soon to be released contact lens that can monitor glucose is just absolutely AMAZING! Being able to call my hobby ‘work’ has been the highlight of my career. ``

April

Dr's Assistant
Born and raised in the Boise area, April graduated early and as class valedictorian. From there she attended BCRI, graduated with a 4.0 and degree in Microcomputer Applications and Medical Claims and Billing. April has worked in the medical field for many years; from hospitals and behavioral hospitals to elderly and disabled care and found her fit in the eye care field. April has been involved with the growth of Eastgate Optical since 2000. April is certified in the state of Idaho as a CPO (Certified Paraoptometric).

“I absolutely love making a difference in people lives, being a part of improving vision and being a part of a wonderful team at Eastgate Optical. I believe that if you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even further.”

Kelsi

Optician
just recently joined the Eastgate Optical team. her interest in the optometric field stems from her husband whom practices as an Optometrist. She enjoys working at the front desk assisting the wonderful patients of the practice. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and two beautiful children. She also enjoys biking, dancing, and teaching fitness classes.

Tina

Front Desk Receptionist
Tina was born and raised in Boise. During high school she knew she was interested in helping people and thought something in the medical field would be rewarding. Tina joined our team at Eastgate optical a year ago working as our Front office Receptionist, after working in the Dental field for thirteen years as a Patient Coordinator/Receptionist and Dental Assistant. Tina has enjoyed learning about the many aspects of the Optometry field and looks forward to many more years in her new career. Providing outstanding customer service and making everyone feel relaxed and happy with their visit is what she thrives on each day.

“Knowing that I have helped even one person, I can go home happy and ready to come back the next day to do it all over again.”

Theresa

Optician
Relatively new to Boise, Theresa is a native of the East Coast. Like so many of our patients, she has been wearing glasses and contacts for most of her life. She has been in the eye care business for almost ten years, with experience in specialty contact lenses as well as glasses. She obtained her ABO certification in 2012.

``Because of my own experience with glasses and contacts, I can relate to almost any issue. I look forward to helping you with yours!``

Trina

Optician
Trina was born and raised in the Treasure Valley. In her younger years she was raised on a farm in the Caldwell area and was very involved in 4-H and FFA. After high school she landed a receptionist position for an Optometrist in Boise which then led her to Dr. Winbigler’s office where she started her journey to being an Optician in 1992. In the early days of her employment Dr. Winbigler had 2 offices in which he split his time working. As the years past she grew her knowledge and studied for her American Board of Opticianry (ABO) license, and became a certified Optician. She has been a loyal outstanding employee of Eastgate Optical for over 20 years.

“When I first started working at Eastgate Optical I had applied for a job. After working with Dr. Winbigler and being at Eastgate Optical for over 20 years as a certified Optician, I have realized that I have a career. I love what I do and I love my clients and the fact that they trust me to help them with their eyewear. Every day that I dispense eyewear to someone and they “glow” it is all worth it. I am truly blessed to love where I work and what I do.”