Dr. Atchison

Dr. Atchison is originally from Northern Michigan, earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University before attending Optometry School at Indiana University. She completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Indiana University, bringing with her the skill to fit numerous specialty contact lenses.

As an optometry student, Dr. Atchison had the opportunity to complete numerous externships throughout the continent, including Glenview Vision Care in Glenview, IL; Bennett and Bloom Eye Care Center in Louisville, KY and Clinica Optometrica Hospital General in Guanajuato, Mexico. Through these Externships, Dr. Atchison treated many different ocular diseases, developing a passion for eye care, while gaining experience working in various hospital and private practice settings.

Her residency training has afforded her the opportunity to win numerous awards, including recognition at the national level for her work in cornea and contact lenses. She has a true passion for optometry and providing her patients the highest level of vision and health care possible.

Dr. Atchison loves giving back and enjoyed serving as adjunct faculty in the Cornea and Contact Lens department at the Indiana University School of Optometry until opening her own practice. In her free time, she is passionate about being a mom to her two young children. They enjoy movie nights, cooking together and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Peak

Dr. Peak was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana before receiving her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Franklin College. She then went on to
receive her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she now serves as adjunct faculty in their clinical sciences

While in optometry school, Dr. Peak was afforded the opportunity to gain experience in many different areas of eye care across the country.
She performed her clinical rotations at the VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne, IN; a private practice in Burke, Virginia; Atwater Eye Care
Center in Bloomington, IN; and the VA Outpatient Clinic in The Villages, FL. Dr. Peak takes special interest in the areas of primary eye care,
treatment and management of ocular disease, and myopia management.

In her free time, Dr. Peak enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and hiking with her fiancé. She is excited to begin patient care at Atchison Eyecare and looking forward to becoming a part of the community!

Cari Brinegar


Cari is our experienced technician. Cari has over 30 years of experience in ophthalmology and can answer any questions you may have regarding your eye care. Cari has been Dr. Atchison’s right hand man since 2012 and is an integral part of Atchison Eyecare. Cari enjoys spending time with her family in her free time. She looks forward to seeing you at your yearly ocular health check!

Shayna Thompson

Optical Manager

Shayna has been a part of Atchison Eyecare since 2015, and over that time she has worked in different positions before becoming out optical manager in 2020. She thoroughly enjoys working with patients to select the perfect frame and lenses for their specific wants and needs. Shayna also manages Atchison Eyecare & Associates social media page. When she’s not working, Shayna enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading, listening to Taylor Swift, and handcrafting jewelry. She looks forward to assisting you in finding your next pair of eyeglasses!



Karla has been working in the optical field for over eleven years and has been with Atchison Eyecare for over six years. When she is not working, Karla enjoys going to the movies (she loves a good comedy), reading and listening to audio books. Her favorite genre is domestic thrillers! Karla loves to be out in nature and spends most of her free time with her family. You can find them playing or having a good card or domino game! She is excited and looks forward to helping you with your optical needs!


Office Manager

Ashley is our office manager and billing specialist. She has been an integral part of Atchison Eyecare since 2019. In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her kids, traveling, and is an avid football fan. Ashley is often seen at the front desk and looks forward to helping with any questions you may have in regards to your eyecare!



Jaden is another one of our experienced technicians. You can find Jaden with her big, bright smile working alongside Dr. Peak most days. Jaden has been working with ophthalmology and optometry since 2017 and truly enjoys working in the eyecare field – she has even gone on to receive her COA certification (Certified Ophthalmic Technician). She enjoys spending time with her husband, her nieces and nephews and their family members in her free time. She loves helping patients and looks forward to seeing you at your next examination!


Front Desk

Autumn has been our friendly patient care specialist since 2022. She enjoys helping patients from questions via phone calls, to ordering and dispensing eyeglasses. Autumn enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and three children. She looks forward to hearing from patients and scheduling your next eye appointment!