Our Team

Dr. Steven Samuelson, Optometrist

Dr. Steven Samuelson was born and raised in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After completing his graduate studies at Illinois College of Optometry, he graduated cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree.

While at ICO, he received a Presidential Scholarship––one of the top awards given to students and was given the Council of Ethics Professionalism Award. He completed rotations in Advanced Care, Emergency Care, Vitreo-retinal service, Pediatrics, Contact Lenses and Low Vision. He also completed a hospital externship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital. He was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and Tomb and Key Honor Society. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA). Dr. Samuelson enjoys watching sports, especially the Packers and Badgers and spending time with his children.

Dr. Lauren Ta, Optometrist

Dr. Lauren Ta grew up in Southern California and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California-Riverside. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed graduate studies at the Illinois College of Optometry where she graduated cum laude in 1995. While at ICO, she did rotations in Advanced Care, Vitreo-retinal service, Glaucoma, Pediatrics, Low Vision, and Contact Lenses. She then completed her externship rotations at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Warren Barr Pavilion.

While at ICO, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and Tomb and Key Honor Society. She received the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Distinction Award and Primary Care/Advanced Care Distinction Award. She was awarded the Pilkington Barnes Hind Student Distinction Award for excellence in contact lenses, and the NoIR Medical Technologies Award. She is a member of the AOA and WOA. Dr. Ta enjoys reading, watching sports (especially soccer), and spending time with her family.

Bonnie

Bonnie handles all insurance claims and can assist with any questions you may have on coverage. She has been with Samuelson Eyecare for over 15 years, is a native of Mount Horeb, and enjoys watching the Packers and Badgers.

Becky

Becky has been with Samuelson Eyecare for over 15 years and can help you with scheduling an appointment, training you to use your new contact lenses and helping with specialty diagnostic procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, spending time with her family and the outdoors.

Michelle

Michelle can help you with scheduling appointments, as well as ordering contact lenses and has been with Samuelson Eyecare for over 10 years. She also performs specialty diagnostic testing such as visual fields, and maintains the website. She enjoys working with animals and spending time with her family.

Kelly

Kelly is an ABO-Certified Optician and has been in the field for over 15 years. She can assist you with choosing new frames and selecting a lens type to best suit your needs, as well as adjustments and repairs. Originally from Dodgeville, she enjoys spending time with her family and vacationing in Northern Wisconsin in her spare time.

Krista

Krista has been an ABO-Certified Optician for 20 years and can help you with frame and lens selection to best suit your individual needs. She can also assist in adjustments and repairs. She is originally from Mount Horeb area and enjoys cooking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities.