Michele Farkas-Depa is our Patient Services Coordinator and Apprentice Optician at In Focus Eyecare. She joined the team in September of 2018 bringing twenty years of experience in business, retail and healthcare. Michele was born and raised by her Hungarian immigrant parents in New Jersey where she attended Middlesex County College and later met and married Joseph. Magyarul folyékonyan beszél! While in New Jersey she worked for over sixteen years in retail marketing and management until the arrival of her twin girls! At this point Michele switched gears to healthcare, specifically radiology becoming certified in limited scope chest x-ray. She found herself in Charlotte in 2008 following her husband’s job relocation. She stayed busy in the south continuing her work in radiology, retail, and even becoming a Master Gardener while raising the twins. Her career took another turn in 2016 when she began working in the optical world as an Optometric Technician and studying as an apprentice optician. She and Joseph recently built a home and are enjoying life in South Carolina. In her free time Michele enjoys kayaking, camping, gardening and really anything outdoors with her family.
Michele is the first friendly face you will see when you arrive at In Focus Eyecare. She is our expert on scheduling, insurance preparation and guiding you through your visit. With her vast knowledge and experience, she may also assist you with your paperwork, pre-testing, eyewear needs and/or training new contact lens wearers. If you have questions, Michele will most likely be able to get you answers. She may be reached at 803-802-6522 x221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.