Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hunter Family Vision the leading provider of vision care products and services in Leawood and Prairie Village.
Dr. Brandon K. Hunter
Dr. Hunter, a Johnson County native, opened Hunter Family Vision in 2006 after 4 years of practice in Shawnee, Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology with Honors from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. In 2002, Dr. Hunter graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry on the Dean’s List with Honors. Dr. Hunter is currently serving on the board of the Kansas Optometric Association. As the team eye doctor of Sporting KC for the previous five seasons, Dr. Hunter’s expertise in sports vision has been utilized by one of the area’s most exciting sports teams.
Dr. Hunter enjoys caring for patients of all ages. He concentrates on fitting contact lenses and providing medical eye care. Dr. Hunter has consulted with a number of pharmaceutical and contact lens companies, working to improve the products that his patients utilize. He attends continuing education all over the country, applying the latest research and technology in his practice every day.
Dr. Hunter’s wife, Mandi, is an attorney with the Hunter Law Group P.A. in Mission. Mandi and Brandon have a growing family that includes Will and Kate. Dr. Hunter tries to find the time to run, having competed in the last few Kansas City half-marathons. He will usually take time off for a few BBQ cooking competitions in the summer time. Dr. Hunter enjoys watching his beloved Jayhawks during both the football and basketball seasons (mostly basketball).
If you have an eye care question, please feel free to email Dr. Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kevin R. Tomasu
Dr. Tomasu, originally from Wichita, KS, received his Bachelor of Science in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas. He graduated from the Oklahoma College of Optometry with Distinction where he was recognized with Clinical Excellence and Clinical Research awards. Dr. Tomasu enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has a particular interest in ocular disease, dry eye syndrome, and contact lenses. He is an active member in optometry and is involved in several professional associations including the American Optometric Association and the Kansas Optometric Association.
In his free time, Dr. Tomasu is active in the community and recently served as president of the Leawood Lions Club. The Lions Club performs vision screenings at local schools and recommends eye exams for children experiencing vision and eye health conditions. The club also collects and donates used eyeglasses to individuals in need. Dr. Tomasu enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, and watching sports. He is a big Jayhawk fan and also has fun cheering on the Royals. He provides comprehensive, personal eye care for the entire family.
If you have any eye care questions or concerns, please email Dr. Tomasu at email@example.com
Dr. Kim Swan
Drs. Hunter and Tomasu are excited to announce the return of Dr. Kim Swan to Hunter Family Vision. After spending the last 4 years in Milwaukee, Dr. Swan and her family have decided to return to Kansas City. Before moving to Milwaukee Dr. Swan practiced at Hunter Family Vision while also having helped open our Prairie Village office and expand our pediatric specialty practice.
Dr. Swan graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee and then spent over 10 years in a pediatric ophthalmology group practice in Kansas City. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages but she finds working with kids especially meaningful. She plans on making a special emphasis in our budding Myopia Control Clinic, an endeavor to reduce the progression of nearsightedness in our younger patient population.
If you have any eye care questions or concerns, please feel free to email Dr. Swan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica has been a team member for over 11 years and has a total of 19 years of experience in eye care. Her past work as an optometric and pharmacy technician allow her to be knowledgeable about patient concerns and help facilitate patient care. After earning her BA at Avila University she became an ABO certified optician and NCLE accredited contact lens dispenser. A busy wife and mother of young children, Jessica is well practiced at meeting your families’ needs. She will make your families experience unique with her attention to patient relationships and commitment to outstanding customer service.
Staci has been a member of our team for over nine years and takes care of various administration and marketing projects for Hunter Family Vision. Staci grew up in Lenexa and currently resides in Overland Park with her husband and their two sons. Out of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, traveling, reading, and cheering on our local Kansas City sports teams.
Abby joined our Front Office team in March of 2016 and is now Hunter Family Vison’s Insurance and Billing Coordinator. You could say working in the optical industry runs in her family, as Abby joins her Aunt Billy Bayles and brother Matt in the field! A graduate from Shawnee Mission East in 2004, Abby currently resides in Prairie Village with her daughter, Alexandra. As an added bonus, all of her immediate family resides within a 6 block radius of one another. Alexandra is Abby’s world and she couldn’t imagine life without her! Abby also loves nature and anything that allows her to be outside including going to the lake, parks, hiking and playing frisbee. Additional interests include nights out with friends, music, dancing, movies, and a good joke. Abby looks forward to meeting you soon!
Julie is our Front Office Coordinator and joined our team in the Spring of 2016. Julie comes to our office with over three years of experience in the optical industry. She moved here from Springfield, Mo and now resides in Shawnee. When not in the office, Julie looks forward most to spending time with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys exploring Kansas City and surrounding areas, reading, spending time outdoors and traveling.
Julie looks forward to meeting all of our patients and continuing to explore our community!
Charisma has been with Hunter Family Vision since August of 2016. She came to us with 6 plus years of optical experience. Charisma has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Fashion Merchandising, therefore she is excellent in helping our patients find the perfect frame in which to be comfortable and stylish. With your prescription from Drs. Hunter or Tomasu, Charisma is quite knowledgeable to assist you in selecting the correct lens design to help you see clearly.
Bridgett joined Hunter Family Vision in September of 2016 as our lead lab technician and optician. She has worked in healthcare for almost 10 years and loves helping people! Outside of the office, Bridgett loves to spend time with her husband Nick and their son Oliver. She collects Disney movies and loves playing fantasy football. She is a hard working team player who loves to learn! Bridgett looks forward to helping make your glasses!
Aimee joined our team in the winter of 2016 and is now our team lead in Prairie Village. She is constantly learning new things and cross training. Her previous background as a CNA in a hospital has allowed her to experience many different situations and personalities, which makes her a great asset to our patient care team!
Aimee graduated from Tonganoxie High in 2013, after having already received her CNA certification and began working at KU medical center. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling. When she’s not at work you can find her traveling, riding her horses, or on the lake at the Ozarks relaxing. Aimee looks forward to working with you soon!
Paige joined our team in 2017 as Patient Care Coordinator with years of customer service experience! She has developed her role and is now our office Contact Lens Coordinator as well. Paige is originally from the Ozarks where she graduated high school at Branson High. Paige enjoys spending time with her friends and family – whether it’s simply having a relaxed day on the lake, listening to live music, or out and about admiring the scenery of Kansas City!
Paige is a very generous, composed, and devoted employee whose goal each day is to make sure that our patients leave with a big smile!
Dayna joins our optical team with 8 years of experience. She grew up in Salina, KS, but moved to Lawrence, KS in 2008 for the art and music scene. Dayna enjoys meeting patients and finding a frame that fits their personality. In her spare time, Dayna enjoys hanging out with family and friends, her two cuddly fur babies, attending concerts, cooking, collecting vinyl and cheering on KU basketball. Dayna looks forward to meeting you soon!
Jennifer joined our team summer 2018 as a front office associate and technician. She is also a full time student at JCCC. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Jennifer graduated from a private high school in Centralia, Mo and has lived in the Overland Park for the last 15 years. She is devoted to her patients and prides herself on offering great customer care and a helping hand. After hours Jennifer enjoys traveling, watching movies, and good food. Newly married she looks forward to this next exciting chapter of her life.
Bonnie joined our team in December of 2017 after being a teacher for 10 years. She is the Marketing Coordinator for our office while also primarily working as a patient care advocate in our front office assisting our patients and cross training as a technician. Bonnie grew up in Lenexa and graduated from Kansas University. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, loves animals, traveling, exploring and trying new places. Bonnie is an avid Kansas Jayhawk basketball fan and still loves to be around children. She will greet you with a smile and will be happy to help you with anything that you may need. Bonnie looks forward to continuing her education in eye care and getting to meet all of our patients.
Born and raised in Chicago, Cheri and her husband were transplanted to Kansas City in 1981. She has three children and two grandchildren. Cheri loves anything having to do with the outdoors; Bike riding, walking or exploring. Her hobbies include playing the flute since 4th grade, which she considers this her therapy. With over 14 years of optical experience, Cheri joined Hunter Family Vision in February 2018 and very much enjoys working with people and taking a personal interest in finding glasses for them that will make them look their best.
Grace joined the Hunter Family Vision team in October of 2018. She currently lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband and three children. Grace loves watching KU basketball, shopping, traveling, arts and crafts, chasing her kids around town, and spending time with friends and family. She graduated from University of Kansas and thrives in communicating and providing the people around her with anything they may need. You will always find Grace with a smile on her face and willing to find an answer to any question you may have. She is looking forward to building on her knowledge further in the eye care profession and the new experiences it will bring. Grace can’t wait to meet you!
Josh joined our team in October of 2018 and comes with over 6 years of optometric technician and optician experience. Originally from Oklahoma, Josh moved to Lawrence, KS in 2008 to attend Haskell Indian Nations University where he initially started studying to become an elementary education teacher. After switching majors, and schools, several times he’s finally made it back to Haskell to finish up a bachelors degree in business management. With his degree he plans to gain management experience to use when opening up his many business ventures. In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym, hanging out downtown Lawrence with friends, eating pizza and working on or performing his DJ sets.
Amy Erdley became a perfect addition to our team in December of 2018 as an Optician in our Leawood office. She joined us with 5 plus years of experience in optical. She enjoys helping our patients find their perfect frame. She also enjoys fitting children and is a big fan of brightly colored glasses!
Amy is from Topeka, KS and loves spending her spare time with her Husband and her five children. She loves spending her summers at the baseball fields and enjoys car shows! Amy looks forward to meeting you soon!
I grew up in Olathe graduating 2002 from Olathe South. I moved to northern Iowa in 2007 and spent the next 13 years there. While living in Iowa is where I discovered my love for optometry. I have committed the last 10 years to helping my patient’s see better and understanding about their eyes.
I moved back to KC in April 2019. Now back in KC I enjoy exploring all that has changed here and of course being back in the home of the Chiefs. My absolute favorite this now that I’m home is catching up with my friends and family. Not only do I take huge pride in my career, but especially spoiling my niece’s rotten and being the coolest aunt ever.