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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Professional Eyecare the leading provider of vision care products and services in Ord.


Dr. Brandon Blair

Dr. Blair grew up in Benkelman, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate studies at Doane College. Dr. Blair was awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry where he graduated with honors. Dr. Blair is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Nebraska Optometric Association. Dr. Blair specializes in helping people with low vision. Dr. Blair’s interests outside of the office include coaching youth sports, spending time at the lake, and spending time with his family. Dr. Blair and his wife, Holly, have a daughter named Britan and sons named Bronson, Brody and Bond.

Christine Simon, CPOA

Christine grew up in Burwell. She graduated from Mid Plains Community College with a degree in Optometric Assisting in 1983. She has been in the optical field since 1994. Christine is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant. She has experience with contact lenses, eyeglass frames and new lens technology. Christine’s hobbies include reading and spending time with her family. She has a son Jeremy. Jeremy and his wife Andrea have four daughters, Faith, Hannah, Kylee, and Katelynn.

Shaina Jensen, Paraoptometric

Shaina grew up in North Loup and graduated from North Loup Scotia High. She is married to Josh,  they have two daughters, Harper and Leighton. She joined Professional Eyecare in November 2015. You will often find Shaina working with our patient in the clinic. She has experience with contact lenses, and much of our newest technology. Shaina’s hobbies include playing and watching sports, going to the lake and spending as much time with her family.

Michelle (Shelley) Sheldon, CPOA, CPOC

Shelley is a former business owner of 17 years in Ord. She is the Finance Specialist and handles the insurance at our office. She is a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant and also Certified Paraoptometric Coder. She is married to Kevin and has two children McKenna and Tyler.

Caitlin Kasselder, Paraoptometric

Caitlin grew up in Wisner Ne. She graduated from Wisner-Pilger High School. She moved to Ericson with her husband Klay. She joined Professional Eyecare in August and has been a great asset to the team. Her favorite part is working with children as they come in for their first eye exam. As well as educating patients about the technology being used. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, shopping and spending time with her family.

Alesha Gregory,Front Desk

Alesha joined our team in April 2014.  She enjoys greeting the patients as they come in and is happy to schedule a convenient appointment for you. She is always willing to help in the selection  of frames for our patients.  In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her significant other.

_dsc1223-1Zac Benson, Optician

Zac was born and raised in Central City, NE. After graduating from Central City High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served one tour of duty in the Middle East. He is married to Alex and have three children; a boy named Shawn, and two girls named Faithe and Ellie. Zac joined our team in August 2016 and works in the Optical Dispensary. His hobbies include reading, writing, playing guitar, riding his motorcycle, and, of course, spending time with his wife and children.


Arista Nowicki, Optician

Arista grew up in Grand Island and attended Grand Island Central Catholic. She received her undergraduate degree from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. She lives in Loup City and joined our team in 2017. Arista works as both and Optician and Paraoptometric. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.



Alex Pinell, Paraoptometric

Alex joined our team in June of 2017. He was born in Colorado Springs, CO, but has lived in Ord for most of his life. He graduated from Ord Jr./Sr. High School in 2015. He loves to hunt and spend time with his dog Ruger. He is always excited to see new and established patients everyday. Alex looks forward to helping our patients learn about vision health and make their visit to our office and enjoyable experience.