Dr. Michael Lock
Dr. Michael Lock was raised in Packwood, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. In 2004, he graduated from Illinois College of Optometry with a degree in Optometry. Michael was inspired to pursue optometry with the desire to use his trade in impoverished countries. While in optometry school, he took his first medical missions trip to Christianville in Gressier, Haiti. Michael continues to take short term trips to Haiti serving those with ocular needs.
Dr. Jenessa Lock
Dr. Jenessa Lock grew up in Algona, Iowa and received her degree in Biology at Iowa State University. From there, she attended Illinois College of Optometry, graduating in 2006 with a degree in Optometry. During her fourth year externships, she was able to spend six weeks at the Christian Vision Clinic serving the people of Haiti. Michael and Jenessa met and were married during their time at the Illinois College of Optometry. They have been blessed with five energetic boys, Nahum, Judah, Jeremiah, Zadok, and Elijah.
Alexandra (Lexi) Ealy, Office Manager
Alexandra was raised in New Virginia, Iowa and attended DMACC where she studied photography. She is by far our most creative and artistic staff member! At Lock Family Eye Care Alexandra enjoys working with insurance companies to make sure our patients take full advantage of their vision benefits. In her free time Alexandra sings with her church’s worship team.
Emily Lawson, Insurance Specialist
Emily was raised in Ankeny, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where she earned a degree in Communications and Public Relations. At Lock Family Eye Care, one of Emily’s favorite tasks is touching base with patients a year after their exams to make sure they are doing well. She loves taking care of our patients! Outside of work, Emily volunteers with UnityPoint Hospice where she provides support to grieving families and enjoys spending time with her husband, Jordan.
Samanthya Marlatt, Lead Optometric Technician
Samanthya grew up in Ames, Iowa. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations from Grand View University and a master’s of Public Administration: Public Policy from Drake University. At Lock Family Eye Care, she loves connecting with patients and helping them understand every step of the pre-testing process. Outside of work, Samanthya enjoys being a newlywed and advocating on behalf of children in foster care.
Bianca De La Pena, Optometric Technician
Bianca grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and attended DMACC where she earned her degree in Liberal Arts. She has a beautiful heart for service, and at Lock Family Eye Care you can find her making sure our patients have a joyful experience every step of the way. Outside of work Bianca loves serving at her church and Freedom for Youth.