Your Crew

Laramy-K Optical Lab

1107 E Hillcrest Dr,
Indianola, IA 50125

ph: 800.525.1274

fx: 800.628.9819

Janet Benjamin

Janet Benjamin

President/Owner

Chief instigator

phone: 800.525.1274
email: janet@laramyk.com

John Larson

John Larson

General Manager

Resident mechanic and cowboy

phone: 800.525.1274
email: john@laramyk.com

Dorene

Dorene

Customer Service

Voted CSR with the most attitude

phone: 800.525.1274
email: dorene@laramyk.com

Kathi McCombs

Kathi McCombs

Inventory Manager

Control freak

phone: 800.525.1274
email: kathi@laramyk.com

Mary Olive

Mary Olive

AR Queen

Makes the best AR in the biz.

phone: 800.525.1274
email: mary@laramyk.com

David Larson

David Larson

Sales

Where's the food?

phone: 800.525.1274
mobile:
email: david@laramyk.com

Ben

Ben

Customer Service

Trivia king and captain of the debate club.

phone: 800.525.1274
email: ben@laramyk.com

Deb

Deb

AR and Office Specialist

AKA Columbo.

phone: 800.525.1274

Lara Leuthje

Lara Leuthje

Customer Service

Believes she's a princess.

phone: 800.525.1274
email: lara@laramyk.com

Keith Benjamin

Keith Benjamin

Director of Marketing

Helps independent opticians compete and become the best they can be.

email: keith@laramyk.com

John Seegers

John Seegers

Director of Education

Optician, writer, educator, by day; recreational cyclist, mountain climber, and race car driver, by night.

email: johnseegers@laramyk.com

Gregg

Gregg

Inspection

Creator of Asshole Friday and just grumpy the rest of the week.

phone: 800.525.1274

Jeremy

Jeremy

IT Specialist

Keeper of all things digital and green.

phone: 800.525.1274
email: jeremey@laramyk.com

Tammy

Tammy

Freeform Production

"F%&$^&! smooth operator!"

phone: 800.525.1274

Ali

Ali

A little bit of everything

Mutlitasking royalty, owns everything she does.

phone: 800.525.1274
email: ali@laramyk.com

Karen

Karen

AR Technician

Easiest to embarass.

phone: 800.525.1274 

Lori

Lori

AR and Office Specialist

Mean girl among other unacceptable personalities

phone: 800.525.1274

Jake

Jake

Lab Technician

Jake of all trades.

phone: 800.525.1274

Lacey

Lacey

Data Entry

Melts keyboards with the speed of her fingers.

phone: 800.525.1274 

Judd

Judd

Lab Technician

Resident gnome

phone: 800.525.1274 

Cory

Cory

Lab Technician

Color Magician

phone: 800.525.1274

Arien

Arien

AR Technician

Budding artist.

phone: 800.525.1274 

Cari

Cari

Lab Technician

Care Bear

phone: 800.525.1274 

Brian

Brian

Lab Technician

phone: 800.525.1274 
Our Pledge To You

To Remain Independent

As the only exclusively uncut laboratory in the U.S., we cater to you - dispensers committed to their customers and craft. We have been called renegades by some and crazy by others. Perhaps, we are a little of each because we take being independent seriously, without taking ourselves that way. Years ago, in deciding to turn down a Varilux deal requiring us to recommend a single brand over all others, we sacrificed profits for principles. Loyalty to you will always come before loyalty to any manufacturer.

To Earn and Keep Your Trust

We recognize accurate and consistent lens processing is essential to your business and is therefore our most fundamental business requirement. However, our mission only begins there. At Laramy-K Optical, we believe relationships are built on trust, which is why treat you as partners and are proud to call many of you friends. We realize that we can only succeed, if you do, making your business needs and ultimately your customers' needs our primary concern. Moreover, we strive to be a valuable resource for the entire independent optical community.

To Innovate and Improve

We believe we are the best at what we do and we are constantly in search of ways to innovate and improve. To meet the needs of our customers, Laramy-K was one of the first independent labs to commit to in-house AR and we continue to lead the way in digital freeform surfacing. To that end, your input, suggestions, and feedback are always welcome, encouraged, and necessary. We are not afraid to try new things to find a better way and will strive to be attentive to your needs, even if they are out of the ordinary.

To Laugh

In the sometimes maddening optical world, laughter often saves the day, or at least helps take the edge off.

To Be Grateful

Not a day goes by that we are not grateful for the blessings of our profession, the strength of our crew, the support of our families, and the friendship of our customers.

Thank you for being part of it.

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