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Office Manager

Claudia is an optometric technician at Civano Eyecare and helps out around the office in many positions. She was born in Mexico, and lives in Tucson with her Husband and two sons. She is fond of a healthy lifestyle which includes eating nutritious full-color spectrum foods and an interest in preventative and complimentary medicine. She longs to return to Spain to walk the Camino once again, after walking with her family years ago.



Optometric Technician

Carmela is a hard working individual, putting in 110% daily. She is kind, caring and always puts the patients’ needs first. We’re happy to have her on our team.

Carmela loves spending time with her big Italian family. She loves to cook, craft and swim during her free time.




After living in New England most of his life Tom and his wife Cindy have semi -retired to Arizona. Tom’s career in the optical industry has spanned over 30 years. “ I’m excited to have joined the team at Civano Eyecare Tom said recently, their mission of offering personalized, expert eyecare along with quality eyewear in a relaxed atmosphere fits perfectly my personal philosophy

When not at the shop Tom and his wife enjoy exploring Arizona’s diverse surroundings and golf courses.

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​Dr. Finnell

Civano Eyecare Founder

Dr. Finnell is an Army brat raised in Kentucky, Germany, California and Tennessee. She attended the University of Arizona to earn her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 1996. Following undergrad studies, she obtained her Optometric Doctor degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2000. Along the way, her externships included Low Vision at Baylor University in Houston, an AIDS clinic in downtown Houston including ocular surgical rotation, and the Indian Health Service at the IHS hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Her first job as an optometrist was at the IHS Globe, AZ location. She worked as a relief doctor around Tucson, AZ and a bit beyond, including Nogales, Sells and Safford before opening her practice in the Civano neighborhood of East Tucson in 2010.

Doctor Finnell is passionate about preventative optometry with a focus on nutrition. Her practice revolves around becoming and staying healthy from the inside out in order to protect the body from disease. As a member of the Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society, her practice emphasizes nutrition as prevention, and centers on all ocular health especially blepharitis, dry eye and macular degeneration.

She enjoys yoga, reading, history, walking, biking, gardening, English country dance, travel and music.



Front Desk & Tech

Gabriella is an avid reader who has taken quite a liking to the Regency Era. She is a former synchronized swimming team member and has such a love for animals with 3 dogs and a love for livestock as well, including chickens and ducks.



Front Desk & Tech

Maile is a college sophomore on track to study Medical Laboratory Science. She enjoys hiking, playing piano, archery, volleyball, and spending time with her dog and her friends. She has lived in Tucson her whole life and is so happy to be with the Civano Eyecare team!