Eye & Laser Physicians is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice. We are staffed with MDs, ODs and Opticians. We are all committed to providing patients with a full range of eye care from routine eye exams to complex ophthalmic microsurgery. We take a personal approach with every patient and are committed to serving our community.
Connie Beckman, LDO
Connie Beckman is a Washington State Licensed Dispensing Optician. She has worked in the Optical field since 1991 and was officially licensed in 1995. Connie thoroughly enjoys what she does! She loves to help patients find just the right look in eyewear. Eyewear is the fashion accessory nowadays, and can be so much fun according to Connie. She will definitely find the right pair eyeglasses for you, you will be glad you came to see her.
Connie has been on the Board of Directors for the OAW, (Opticians Association of Washington) for the last 5 years. She has held most positions on the board, Chapter Leader, Board Member, Vice President, President, and currently the Past President. The OAW keeps up to date with any legislative issues that arise that could affect opticians or their patients and makes sure their members stay educated on current frame trends and lens design. Eye & Laser Physicians is fortunate to have someone so committed to making sure everything is done the way it is supposed to be, we think the community is as well, we are proud to have Connie as a member of our team.
Connie was raised in Dayton WA, and then moved to Walla Walla after she graduated from High School. She is married with 2 kids ages 13 and 4. As a family they enjoy camping, archery, and boating. They love to go to Seahawk games, Cougar Basketball, and the Walla Walla Sweets!
Mark Jones, LDO
Mark graduated from Portland Community College in 1983 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in optical technology. He has been a Washington State Licensed Dispensing Optician since 1983. He also holds an American Board of Opticianry Certification since 1983. Although “opticianry” is no longer a word we proudly display his original certificate in our optical shop, come check it out.
Mark has managed the optical shop at Eye & Laser Physicians for the past 10 years If you need a new fit or just a re-fit of your contact lenses Mr Jones will work to get you a lens that is right for you(he knows some pearls, just ask him). In addition, he does some of the diagnostic testing and fundus photography that is performed at Eye & Laser Physicians. Mark is a master at adjusting frames, you be will happy you took the time.
Mark is an interesting guy. He has an impressive recollection of Seinfeld and All in the Family trivia. Mark is a bit of an outdoor sportsman. When not at work, he spends his time training Field Trial dogs for competition. He once caught a big fish, it may be hanging in the optical shop, you just might be able to get him to tell you about it He will tell you about his dogs whether you ask or not. We are very lucky to have Mark Jones at Eye & Laser Physicians, we think you will agree.
George Gunshefski is the Office Administrator for Eye & Laser Physicians. Both he and his sister, Linda grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Ocean County Community College in Toms River NJ and studied at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He studied mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science.
George is also our in-house IT expert and facilitates the integration of the rapidly advancing technological world to Eye & Laser Physicians. He is responsible for bringing electronic health records to our practice which was a major step forward. George also works in the Optical Department and assists the technical staff when needed.
George is really great with people. He is devoted to his wife Nicole and his daughter Alyssa. He is a football and baseball junkie and has had an encyclopedic knowledge of both since he was a young boy. Come on down and talk sports with him sometime. He would love it.
Front Office Manager
Stacie Page is the Front Office Manager at Eye and Laser Physicians. She and her staff are responsible for all of your billing and appointment needs. Stacie worked at this practice for 6 years prior to Dr Gunshefski purchasing it in 2006. She is very familiar with our patient’s needs. Stacie is deeply committed to provide our patients with exceptional customer service. Stacie and her team look forward to welcoming you and your family to our practice.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has lived in the Walla Walla Valley for many years and enjoys all the outdoor fun it offers.