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Kelsey Wheeler, ABOC



Kelsey Wheeler is an Editor with Optical Training Institute. As an Editor, her responsibilities include reviewing and editing all published content for the Optician Development Program.

In addition to serving as Editor for the Optician Development Program, Kelsey serves as a Certified Optician & Eyewear Stylist at Image Optical in Nashville, Tennessee. In this role, she is responsible for providing best-in-class service and expertise to her clients in styling and fitting luxury eyewear.

Prior to her current position, Kelsey held roles with Warby Parker and LensCrafters, accumulating over 14 years of experience in retail and lab operations. As a Store Leader with Warby Parker, she managed all aspects of retail operations, while in her role as a Lab Manager with LensCrafters, Kelsey managed all aspects of lab operations in a one-hour lab setting, including training new employees.

During her time with Warby Parker, Kelsey also served as the District Optical Lead for the Southwest District. In this role, she was responsible for screening optician candidates for technical knowledge, supporting the development of apprentice opticians, and driving success in eyewear quality and customer satisfaction. Following her relocation, she transitioned to the position of District Training Lead for the Southeast District where she was responsible for creating and implementing new Warby Parker training initiatives.

Kelsey is licensed in the state of California, and is also certified by both the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners.