Meet The Team

Douglas Miner, O.D.

Douglas C. Miner, O.D.
Dr. Douglas C. Miner is a proven professional with more than 27 years of optometry experience in the Valley of the Sun. He is committed to providing his patients with optimal eye care and vision health. Dr. Miner offers comprehensive eye exams as he builds trust with each of his patients because of the personal attention he gives and the expert services he provides. Dr. Miner is dedicated to providing his patients with the very best by building on his more-than-two-decades of experience in the industry while also keeping an eye on the cutting-edge technology of optometry.

As a sports enthusiast and outdoorsman, Dr. Miner understands the demands of an active lifestyle.

As a devoted husband, father of six, grandfather of four, Dr. Miner is well-equipped to meet your family's needs. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University. He also holds a bachelor's degree in both zoology and Spanish from Brigham Young University. In addition to his career, Dr. Miner actively serves in his church.


Lanette Miner, Office Manager

Lanette Miner
Lanette is the cog that keeps the office running smoothly. With her attention to detail, natural leadership skills and vision of how to create a welcoming environment for the patients, she creates unity and a seamless experience for our patients. Lanette's willingness to learn new things and attempt the difficult inspires all around her to become all they can be. She is intuitive and has great love and respect for everyone.

After living in Utah and Oregon, she happily settled in Mesa 27 years ago. She enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband, watching her children's and grandchildren's sports events, woodworking, hiking, playing European strategy board games, puzzles, and serving in her church.


Michelle Turley, Optician

Michelle Turley
Every good optical needs a great optician, and Michelle is one of the best. She is gifted in helping the patient find just the right frames to enhance their natural good looks. Michelle is very personable and efficient. She has been with Elite Optical since the beginning in 2005, assisting patients with such things as choosing frames and lenses, teaching the use and care of contact lenses, pre-testing patients, and coordinating insurance.

Michelle's thorough knowledge of vision insurance puts our clients at ease about any questions they may have about their coverage.

Michelle received a bachelor's degree in exercise and wellness from ASU and loves the outdoors, running, modeling, baking, playing with her nieces and nephews and spending time with her husband.


Angela Sousa, Optician

Angela Sousa
Angela is an amazing optician and team leader. She brings to the table eight years of experience as an optician, five of which have been with Elite Optical. She has received her ABO and NCLE certification and is extremely knowledgeable. When our patients meet with Angela, they instantly notice her friendliness and helpfulness. Her caring personality is genuine and shines through as she assists each patient to have a great experience in choosing their eyewear and instructs them in caring for their eyes. She is dedicated to ensuring the patient feels comfortable and confident in their new glasses or contacts.

Angela grew up in the Long Beach, California, area and absolutely loves Arizona. In addition to attending the various festivities throughout the year that Arizona has to offer, she also enjoys gardening, exercising, attending concerts and playing with her dog, Dancer.


Kristen Crossland, Optician

Kristen Crossland
Skilled in the art of fashion eyewear, Kristen joined Elite Optical in 2013 after moving here from Washington. With twenty two years of experience in the optical field, Kristen received her optician license in 1997. Over the years, she has garnered extensive experience in sales, laboratory surfacing and edging of lenses, as well as working up patients for the doctor. Kristen believes in a personalized approach in selecting eye wear, customizing the selection of frames and lenses based on the patient’s desired image. She attends seminars to expand her knowledge base so she is current on the latest trends and the latest technology in frames and lens products.

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys cycling, jet skiing, and going to the gym. She and her family host exchange students from around the world, an experience that has enriched their lives tremendously.


Londynn Young, Patient Coordinator

Londynn Young
Londynn loves interacting with all of our patients. From the moment you step into our office she greets you with a warm welcome and an exuberant smile. Londynn does a remarkable job making sure every patient feels right at home and that each patient’s optical needs are met. Given her attention to detail, Londynn efficiently schedules appointments and proficiently verifies patient insurance, in addition to performing pre-testing, contact lens care, and eyewear styling as she works alongside our opticians. Patient care and satisfaction is our priority and Londynn ambitiously obtains knowledge to better serve our clientele and community.

Londynn has returned to Arizona upon residing in Massachusetts. She enjoys traveling, shopping, reading, movies and spending time with her family.