Judy is our veteran Optometric Lab Manager who is skilled in every aspect of pre-testing, frame selection, frame repair and ordering. She has been with us for more than twenty five years, and her calm, caring manner has helped make each visit to Almond Blossom Optometry a positive and pleasant experience.


My Journey to ABO

I’ve lived in Ripon my entire life and graduated from Ripon Schools. Since growing up in Ripon, I’ve witnessed many changes in our little community. I have two grown children. My son lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and has two beautiful little girls. My daughter married and settled in Ripon with her husband, a sweet little boy and beautiful little girl. I absolutely adore all four of my grandchildren. In addition to my position as an optometric assistant, my most treasured role is that of a grandmother.

When I decided it was time to return to the work force, I was excited that a position at Dr. Kirk’s office was available. At that time the office had two staff members plus the Doctor. Today, we have five staff members plus two Drs. Kirk. As Ripon has grown over the years, so has the practice. My 23 years with Dr. Kirk have been very pleasant and I feel fortunate to have a ‘boss’ that is a Christian. His faith reflects in his compassionate personality. I enjoy working with our immediate staff and, of course, our most important asset, our patients. My duties include optometric assisting, frame selection, contact lens training and managing the lab. If you are new to our community and are looking for a thorough optometrist, I highly recommend the Drs. Kirk!