Board Certified Optician Since 2001
• Author of 3 articles published by 20/20 Magazine
• Monthly Contributor to the Opticians Handbook
• Approved Speaker by the American Board of Opticianry
• National Opticianry Summit Attendee
• President of the Opticians Association of Iowa
Hi, I’m Johnna Dukes, Optician and Owner of OPTIQUE! Thank you so much for visiting our website! We hope to get the opportunity to provide you with the best in eye care and eyewear!
I’d like to introduce myself and let you get to know me! I started my journey in the Optical world in Creston, IA in 1998. Since then, I’ve worked in Maryville, Missouri, Grinnell, Iowa, and now Spirit Lake, Iowa. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work in both the private practice setting as well as the retail chain setting as a Board Certified Optician. Recently, I’ve extended my optical experiences to include writing, as 3 of the articles I’ve written have been published by a national optical publication called 20/20 Magazine.
Optical education is one of the things I preach about. In fact, I’m so passionate about education that I’ve recently been approved by the American Board of Opticianry to provide continuing education for other Opticians!
I opened OPTIQUE in June of 2010 and have been so excited to provide optical service to Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota in such a fun environment! After all, we do too many things every day that are not fun, this doesn’t have to be one of them! Come in and experience the difference for yourself, we look forward to working with you!
Dr. Tarra Vander Leest
Welcome to Optique! I am excited to be joining Johnna Dukes at Optique in April 2012! This is a return to my hometown as I grew up and graduated from high school in Spirit Lake. (I was Tarra Klein then.) I continued my education at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA and then at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Along the way, I met and married my husband, Dr Steven Vander Leest. He is currently a family physician at Lakes Family Practice.
Since optometry school I have followed my husband’s career placements by working in Des Moines for one year, Sioux City for three years, and Sheldon for three and a half years. Which brings us to now. We are excited to be in the Lakes Region, to establish successful practices and to raise our children here! I enjoy working as an Optometrist, prescribing glasses and contact lenses, managing eye diseases (like diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration), doing pre- and post-op care for LASIK, and helping children see the best for their important job of learning!
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 712.336.4401 or send us a message, and we will help you to the best of our abilities! I look forward to SEEING you!