Meet the Staff

At Eye Care Center- Ballantyne, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Charlotte patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Charlotte optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Charlotte staff and make an appointment.


Kara - Front Desk

Kara Ontiveros was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Charlotte in 2001, after her father accepted a job offer that moved the family across the country. After graduating from South Mecklenburg High School (Class of 2007), Kara attended Brevard College. She returned Los Angeles to complete a semester long internship in Casting/Production through Boston University, where she interned for E! And HBO. She graduated from Brevard College in 2011 with a B.A. in Theater Studies and spent that summer as the Box Office Manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. 

Kara can be found most often at the front desk, though she has been known to wear several hats around the office. She enjoys reading and loves musicals, and can be frequently heard to sing along to the radio. She is also an avid fan of comic books and the Marvel superhero films.


Tara Jo - Optician

Tara is originally from a small town in Kentucky. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, in July 2018. She has been working in optical since 1994. Tara has her optician license for the state of Kentucky and is currently pursuing a North Carolina licenses. Tara is newly engaged and has an awesome Boxer puppy named Luke.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Charlotte Office

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed