Margo is the best at what she does, and she is in charge of performing preliminary and diagnostic testing done in the office.
Margo has worked with Dr. Bass since 2011 and has been in the optometry field since 1989 as an optician, retail manager and then in 1999 made the transition to becoming, an optometric technician and front office manager with the Doctors office.
Margo has been a retail manager for a large Optical chain store, and optometric technician/office manager in Flagstaff and then an Optician in Prescott, and optometric technician/office manager in Phoenix. Margo is very knowledgeable as the Dr's. Assistant, She treats her patients like family and once you’ve experienced her care, you will not want to go anywhere else. When not at work, you can find Margo spending time with her family, baking, and doing arts and crafts.
Originally from a small town in Montana, Madison moved to Phoenix to push herself out of her comfort zone and experience something completely different than she was used to.
This staff member can be seen in all parts of the office. From the front desk to the back office, alongside the doctor, and occasionally in the optical shop, she is constantly working to expand her knowledge and be well versed in numerous areas.
With her heart for helping others, she strives to play whatever role is necessary to help accommodate you and aid in achieving your visual needs.
Our friendly staff is our greatest asset, and they care about getting the best results for our patients. We will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding an appointment that suits your time. We will help you with your insurance coverage and financial arrangements when necessary for specialty services and develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible.
Michael Blea is a Board Certified Optician for Excel Vision. He began his optical career at the turn of the century in 2000. Michael completed his education and earned his certificate as a Optical Technician at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA.
He later received his certificate as an Ophthalmic Assistant at the Shiley Eye Center in La Jolla CA. In addition, he has certification in Management and Computer Technology. He completed his internship at Escondido Optical in Escondido, CA, where his former instructor Master Optician Richard May took him under his wing.
With a background in marketing and advertising, Michael applies all of his skills with the goal of building a great practice, and making the patient experience a pleasant and fulfilling one. Michael is a recipient of the CAROCP Award for outstanding support in promoting the image of the San Diego County ROP.
Michael also received the Outstanding Student Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement while participating in the Regional Occupational Program. He is also the recipient of the Eye Associates Helping Hands Award in recognition of his strong work ethic and attention to detail customized per individual patient.
As well as his knack for computers, Michael has a deep love for music and moonlights as a musician. He has performed at many venues as well as live television and radio performances. Michael is also a Fine Artist, cartoonist and graphic artist. He also does photo restoration and enhancement.
Laura became an optician in 2001 while living in Montana. She finally moved to Arizona in 2014 and is so grateful to have become a part of Dr. Bass's team at Excel Vision! Her favorite thing about working here are the people she sees everyday: her co-workers and the patients. Helping patients find the best fitting frame is Laura's favorite part of being an optician. Whether it's a new look, a first pair of glasses, or a challenging Rx, Laura will make sure you are looking, seeing, and feeling your best with your new glasses!
Laura was raised near Cleveland, Ohio and continues to cheer for her Cleveland teams with fervor! Laura is a foodie who loves to travel and is a big fan of live music. She is a lover of furry animals, great and small.