Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Insight Optometry the leading provider of vision care products and services in Suttons Bay.
Andrea S. Becker, O.D.
Dr. Andrea Becker has practiced optometry since graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Ohio State University School of Optometry in 1991. Prior to that she graduated with highest distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular & Molecular Biology and French. She is a graduate of Traverse City High School.
Dr. Becker has been active in Rotary, serving as the President of the Suttons Bay Rotary Club in 1999-2000, and currently serving as the Outbound Youth Exchange Coordinator and chairing the Life Leadership Committee. She is also a member of the Michigan and American Optometric Association. Every year she travels to the national Vision Source Meeting with Dr. U’Ren and Debra in order to learn about the very newest technology, bringing the most important of those technologies back to Insight Optometry.
Dr. Becker has a general practice for all ages; however, much of her patient base is geriatric – glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye and macular degeneration. Also, as an amateur computer IT person, she appreciates the eyestrain patients experience at the computer and enjoys the challenge of finding visual solutions for computer use.
Dr. Becker loves to knit and travel, bike and hike. You will also often find her behind the scoring table at Robotics competitions. She has three grown children: Emily (chemist in Washington state), Charlotte (Package Engineer in Grand Rapids) and Spencer (Mechanical Engineering student at Michigan Tech).
Randy S. U’Ren, O.D.
Dr. Randy U’Ren has been practicing optometry since graduating from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2003. He received his Bachelor of Science from Alma College, with honors in 1999. He is a graduate of Waverly High School of Lansing.
Dr. U’Ren is a member the American and Michigan Optometric Associations, as well as a participant in the Northwest Lower Michigan Optometric Society. He is currently on the Village of Suttons Bay Planning Commission, and also provides eye care to many nursing homes throughout Northern Michigan. Dr. U’Ren, an Alma Scots soccer alumni, enjoyed coaching the Suttons Bay High School Boys Varsity soccer team from 2006-2011. Now he loves coaching both his daughters in the Leelanau Youth Soccer League.
Our upbeat and friendly staff are here to help you throughout your entire visit. We will assist you in scheduling appointments, visual field testing, OCT scans, Optomap photos and MiBO procedures. We will be happy to help you in ordering contact lenses, or often the case, help you select your new eye wear, selecting lenses and frames that are personalized to you.
Ashley joined the team at Insight Optometry in October 2010. You might recognize her as she has lived in the Suttons Bay area since 1992 and is a 2003 graduate of Suttons Bay High School. Ashley continued her education at Northwestern Michigan College and finished her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Ferris State University, graduating with honors.
She is a “jack of all trades” here in the office, specializing in patient testing (including Lensometry, Retinal imaging, and Optical Coherence Tomography) and is also a veteran dispensing Optician with a passion for sunglasses! In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, husband Scott and their three daughters, exploring the great outdoors (in every season), swimming and creative arts.
Debra joined the Insight Optometry team in August of 2015. She moved to the area in 2011 from southern Michigan, achieving her dream to move to the Leelanau Peninsula, which has been home to her family for several generations. Debra is a registered Medical Assistant (ARMA) with an emphasis in healthcare administration and is also a former adjunct instructor for Baker College.
Debra’s role in the office is within several different areas, including: greeting you at the front desk, insurance billing, patient exam testing (including lensometry, retinal imaging and optical coherence tomography) and she can be occasionally found in our optical dispensary assisting patients with Eyewear selection and repairs. Debra is also the Vision Source Representative for our office! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Richard, daughters, Amanda and Samantha and her 5 grandchildren, Collin, Lucas, John, Nora, Nathan and Mia. She also loves boating, bicycling, volunteering and enjoying everything that Leelanau County has to offer. Debra looks forward to assisting the patients of Insight Optometry with all of their optical needs and is proud to call Leelanau home.
Deb joined our team in September of 2015. She moved to the Suttons Bay community in 2006, from downstate. An alumnus of Michigan State University, she is an entrepreneur at heart and has dabbled in a few local businesses, including Deb’s Dish (she is one talented baker!) and The Ice Cream Factory.
She is one of our dispensing opticians and is skilled in assisting our patients in selecting their new eyewear. She is also the marketing guru for our office! Deb enjoys spending time with her husband, Brent, and daughters Katelin, Amanda and Kendra and granddaughter, Toren. She also enjoys rock hunting, knitting, baking and cooking, and anything Leelanau County.
Staci joined the team at Insight in July 2017. She grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan and moved to Leelanau County in 2010. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, finishing her college education with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Throughout college she worked as an Optician, later discovering her passion as a Ophthalmic Technician! Staci came to our office as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) and previously focused her talents in pediatrics, glaucoma and also assisting with minor surgery procedures.
Staci’s expertise in our office is patient testing (including OptoMap, Lensometry, Retinal imaging, and Optical Coherence Tomography), assisting both Dr. Becker and Dr. U’Ren with their examinations. Her attention to detail and knowledge will wow you at your next examination! She is also one of our Dry Eye Technicians, utilizing both MiBo and LidPro instruments to ease patients discomfort. Staci and her husband, Dustin, welcomed their first baby in 2017. In her spare time she enjoys all things outdoors, food, and crafting.
Tara joined the team at Insight in the spring of 2018. She is a northern Michigan native since 1984, moving to Suttons Bay from Traverse City upon marrying her husband Eric in 1997. Tara graduated from NMC in 1993 and continued her education through Oakland University, graduating in 1995.
Tara’s current roles in the office include greeting you at our front desk, assisting with patient check in and out, insurance verification and also assists patients in the ordering of their contact lenses. She also assists our administrative team with accounting. Tara loves seeing all the familiar faces that come through the door and cannot imagine working anywhere expect Leelanau County. She is a proud mom of three children, Rachael, Joshua and Aubrey. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends and boating.
We welcomed Krystal to our team in July of 2018. She is a Leelanau county native, graduating from St. Mary School in Lake Leelanau. She then attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. A few years later, she moved back to the area with her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Aliyah and Valerie.
Krystal is one of our Dry Eye Technician’s, utilizing both MiBo and LidPro instruments to ease patient discomfort. She also assists with patient check in and out at the front desk, insurance verification and is also proficient in patient testing (including Optomap, lensometry, retinal imaging and OCT). When she is not at work, Krystal enjoys scrap-booking, swimming, reading and bike riding. She loves spending time with her family and feels blessed to be able to live in Leelanau county.