Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Pauls Valley Eye Clinic the leading provider of vision care products and services in Pauls Valley.
Dr. Scott Mendell, O.D.
Dr. Scott Mendell grew up in Loyal, Oklahoma and graduated from Lomega High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelors degree in Organismic Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He graduated with honors from the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in May of 2010. Dr. Mendell practices full scope primary eye care including ocular disease management and performing a variety of ocular laser procedures. He and his wife Dr. Steph currently live in Washington. In his spare time he enjoys playing with his kids Josie, Ellie, and Ben. Dr. Scott also enjoys all sports (mainly OU and the Thunder), hunting behind his bird dogs, and going to the lake. He is a member of the Goldsby Baptist Church, and helps lead worship.
Dr. Stephanie Mendell, O.D.
Dr. Stephanie Mendell grew up in Durant, Oklahoma and graduated from Durant High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Biology. She graduated with honors from the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in May of 2010. Dr. Mendell practices full scope primary eye care including ocular disease management, and is PRK certified. She and her husband Dr. Scott currently live in Washington. In her spare time she enjoys being mom to Josie, Ellie, and Ben. Dr. Steph enjoys all sports (mainly OU and the Thunder), spoiling her husband’s bird dogs, entertaining friends, and going to the lake with her family. She is a member of the Goldsby Baptist Church.
Dr. Kathryn Kubiak, O.D.
Dr. Robert Bales, M.D.
Dr. Bales graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine at Oklahoma City in 2003. He specializes in Ophthalmology, including the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases. Dr. Bales and his staff have been a welcome addition to our practice. While maintaining his own practice in Norman, he also visits our clinic once per month to provide our cataract patients with treatment options. Dr. Bales lives in Norman, and enjoys spending time with his wife and their children.
Diane Hobson, Office Manager
Diane began her career with the Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in February 1991. She worked under Dr. Varner until he retired in 2012. She now serves as the office manager. Diane also serves as one of our opticians, and is responsible for ordering all frames and lenses. Diane and her husband James have a son, Brad, a daughter, Beth, a daughter-in-law Julie, and 3 grandchildren, Ella, Hank, and Jack. Diane loves spending time with her family, working in her yard, and shopping.
Anna Roberts, Optician
Anna began working at the Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in January 2015 as a patient care coordinator. She now serves our patients as one of our opticians. She enjoys helping patients choose the right frames and lenses to fit their needs. Anna and her husband, Travis, have one daughter, Gracie Mae, and a German Sheprador, Max. Anna loves makeup, music, photography, and reading a good book.
Shar began working at the Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in December 2019. She assists patients with selecting the best frame and lens options that fit their needs. She also facilitates frame repairs and adjustments.
Stacey Garnica, Billing, Optometric Techinician
Stacey began her career at the Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in December 2015. She serves our patients as an Optometric Technician. She assists with diagnostic testing, and helps with all contact lens needs, including insertion and removal training.
Averi, Patient Care Coordinator
Averi began her career at the Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in February 2019. She greets our patients with a smile daily. Averi coordinates insurance, schedules appointments, and dispenses glasses.
Megan, Patient Care Coordinator
Megan began her career at Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in February 2022. She is responsible for obtaining patient information and scheduling appointments. She also coordinates insurance benefits for each patient being seen, and handles daily referrals.
Tandi, Optometric Technician
Tandi began her career at Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in August 2020. She gathers patient medical history and performs diagnostic testing required for exams. Tandi is responsible for overseeing contact lens trial procurement, along with insertion and removal training.
Casey, Optometric Technician
Casey began her career at Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in October 2021. She is responsible for pediatric diagnostic testing and medical history that is required for exams. She also assists in patient care coordination and contact lens insertion and removal training.
Jess, Optometric Technician
Jess began her career at Pauls Valley Eye Clinic in July 2022. She gathers required medical history and diagnostic testing for patient exams, and completes patient training for insertion and removal of contact lenses. She also coordinates communication regarding the reports of eye examinations with fellow physicians.