Meet the Team

Meet the Team

About Dr. Burton C. Blaurock, O.D.

Dr. B was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and grew up in northern New Jersey where, in his senior year of high school, he was captain of the varsity basketball team. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and, after a year of post graduate study at the University of Louisville, entered the University of California School of Optometry at Berkeley. He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Optometry degree with honors. He has practiced optometry for 44 years and still enjoys helping his patients with their visual needs.

Dr. B also enjoys his family and has a variety of interests outside his practice. In addition to his wife of 33 years, he has 4 daughters and 6 grandchildren. When not busy with the kids, Dr. B. enjoys golf, photography, reading, Doo Wop music, The Course in Miracles and just being outdoors.

Meet your knowledgeable optometric assistants!

Mary Ann Reyes

Maryann has been with our practice for 4 years. She has been an optician since 1998 and has lived in the Coachella Valley all her life, with many ties to the community. Maryann can perform nearly any task in the office and has a great sense of eyewear fashion. Her friendly and warm disposition has added greatly to our office.

David Bouzas

A California native recently joined our staff with 30 yrs experience as an optician dealing in all aspects of the optical industry from front desk to pre testing to frame selection. His eye for style and fashion is equal to his unparalleled knowledge of lens design. In his spare time he likes to travel the world visiting optical shops to find the latest styles and colors and collect Bow Ties.

Lauren Blaurock

Lauren is a native Californian raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been happily married to Dr. Blaurock since 1983. She worked side by side in Dr. B’s practice in Castro Valley from 1984 through 1999, when they relocated to Rancho Mirage in 2000. Lauren has also recently rejoined the practice and is currently the office manager. She also performs other tasks in the office including: greeting patients, pre-testing, styling and dispensing eyewear and training new contact lens patients. When not at the office Lauren has a wide variety of interests not the least of which is our latest granddaughter Harlow Love.

Yvonne Hernandez

Yvonne is a native to the Coachella valley. She comes to Elegant Eye Optometry with great customer service skills. Her great personality and willingness to learn make her a great asset to the office.