About Our Practice


Vanessa Michel, O.D.

Vanessa Michel, OD was raised in Spokane, Washington. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Eastern Washington University in 1999. She then moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she completed her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Illinois College of Optometry in 2004.

Dr. Michel has extensive experience in family eye care, including pediatric eye examinations, contact lens fitting, eye surgery co-management and adult eye care. She also received training in Chicago in the areas of geriatric eye care and ocular disease management. This broad range of expertise sets her apart among other optometrists. She is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Physicians of Washington.

She spends her free time with her husband & two children and also enjoys running, horseback riding, and taking her dog to the park.


Rebekah Louie, O.D.

Rebekah Louie, OD is a Seattle native, who joined our practice in late fall of 2014. She graduated from the University of Redlands in Southern California with a Bachelor’s of Science degree with honors in 2008. Dr. Louie then received her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors in 2013 from the Southern California College of Optometry, where she also completed a post-doctorate residency in Pediatric Optometry and Vision Therapy in 2014. Dr. Louie has considerable training in managing binocular vision disorders, strabismus and amblyopia, and pediatric primary care optometry, as well as, contact lens examinations, glaucoma management, ocular disease and co-management of cataract surgery.

She is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Optometric Physicians of Washington, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and cheering on the Mariners and Seahawks in her spare time. She is friendly, compassionate, and ready to take care of your eye health needs.


Our Team


Caraline has been with Eyes on Sammamish since we acquired the practice in May of 2017. With over 10 years in the customer service industry, she prides herself on her intuitive customer care. You will usually find her friendly face and positive energy at the front desk. She is eager to help with any inquiries into scheduling, insurance, and contact lens ordering.

Caraline loves to spend time with her husband and two hairless cats, Walter and Norman. Additionally, she enjoys books, movies and exploring the beautiful PNW.


Heather has over 17 years of experience in the optical field and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego in Physiology and Neuroscience. Having been an optical lab manager and lead optician, she can provide the knowledge you need for your specific vision experience. Her favorite part of being an optician is staying on top of fun, new eyewear styles and brands to give you that frame that everyone will be asking about.

Heather enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, Romeo and Carlos, exploring the beautiful state of Washington.


Kaitlyn has worked in corporate and private practice optometry for the last 4 years. She truly enjoys helping you choose the right frame to perfectly showcase your unique fashion. You may also meet Kaitlyn and experience her calm and kind presence when pretesting before meeting the doctor and for contact lens training.

Kaitlyn likes to spend time at home with her kitty Hatchi. She finds joy and relaxation by playing guitar and jamming out with her friends.


Mindy has worked in the optical industry for over 15 years. She is an optician with a keen eye for eyewear selection and trends. Her extensive knowledge of lens material and design will help you find the perfect glasses for the look you want and the performance you need. Mindy ensures that each of our patients has a fantastic and memorable visit here at Redmond Ridge Eye Care.

Mindy enjoys family time outdoors, hiking and fishing with her sweet daughter.

Call us today or visit our appointment request page to find a time that is convenient for you to see one of our doctors!