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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Bessler Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Crete.

Dr. Deborah K. Bessler

Dr. Deborah Bessler is a graduate of Leigh High School and received a BA degree from Doane College in Crete, NE. She taught middle school science for six years before attending the University of Missouri to receive her Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Bessler is a member of the AOA and NOA and is a See to Learn provider. Her husband Chris is the Defensive Coordinator for football at Doane College. She and Chris have four children Cale, Reagan, Logan, and Macey. In her spare time she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Waltman

Mary Waltman has been with the office for 5 years and is the Office Manager at Bessler Family Eye Care. She specializes in frame adjusting and repairing as well as frame selection and many other duties. Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, Terry, cruising on his motorcycle and working around her yard. She and Terry also have 2 daughters.

Katie VanLaningham

Katie VanLaningham has been with the office for 9 years and is the Insurance Specialist as well as the staff member in charge of Billing and Coding. Katie also performs front office duties such as patient care and frame selection. Katie and her husband, Jason, have 2 children. Katie enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Tellez

Jennifer Tellez has been with the office for 1 and a half years. Jennifer is the Spanish translator and Optician. She also works with patients on frame selection and adjusting. Jennifer has 3 children and enjoys spending time with her family.

BJ June

BJ June has been with the office for 2 months. BJ works as an Optician and with patient care. She specializes in frame selection and adjusting. BJ and her husband, Spencer, have 2 children. BJ enjoys spending time with her family and shopping.