Staff Bios

Vicki Jay, Office Manager

Vicki has worked with Dr Dugue for over 26 years in all aspects of patient care. Vicki’s caring manner makes every patient feel special and well taken care of. Vicki’s specialties are frame styling and contact lens training. She lives in Robinson Ranch with her husband Len and dog Buddy.

Katie Hinkle, Optometric Assistant and Database Supervisor

Katie is the newest staff member. She is managing our conversion to going paperless with electronic medical records. She has an excellent sense of style for helping with frame selection. Katie was a stand out shooter on her college basketball team and lives with her husband Brad, also an athlete, in Mission Viejo.

Candace Benson, Back Office Supervisor

With 13 years of experience in eyecare, Candace joined our practice in 2008. She works behind the scene to make sure your visit here goes smoothly. In advance of your appointment, she verifies your insurance and confirms your appointment. Her kind and caring attitude make her an indispensable member of our team. Candace lives with her husband and 3 children in Ladera Ranch.

Michelle Kerrigan, Insurance and Billing Manager

Michelle takes care of all aspects of your insurance claims and your billing questions.  She works hard to maximize your insurance benefits.  Michelle enjoys community theatre and lives with her husband Rick and daughter Maddy in San Clemente.

Isabella Tse, Study Coordinator

Isabella has worked in Optometry since she was a teenager. Currently, she is running our numerous research studies on contact lenses and solutions. She is also experienced in patient care and helps out at the front desk. Isabella wants to become an Optometrist, and is working toward that goal. She lives with her family in Aliso Viejo.