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Audrey Vela Hotwagner, CPOA

Audrey Vela Hotwagner

Audrey Vela Hotwagner

Audrey is a Certified Paraoptometric Technician. She is a member of the American Optometric Association’s Paraoptometric Association and brings an exceptionally high level of expertise as well as compassion to her work with our patients.  Audrey joined the Gardner Eye Care Staff in 1991, but she has been a patient of Gardner Eye Care since she was 9 years old.  Audrey’s professional specialties are in Eyewear Consulting, Management, and Billing.  She brings elegance and kindness to her work with our Patients, Staff, and Doctors.

Audrey has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the National office of Vision Source. As a Facilitator for the Chicago region, Audrey worked with staff appointed by our member doctors to share ideas and provide training to enhance practices. To contact Audrey, please email

Audrey works at all of our locations — Hickory Hills, Homer Glen and Naperville.