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Meet our friendly team at LASIK Experts

Alaina Tonelli

Alaina Geurds-Tonelli, O.D.

New Jersey Location


Dr. Tonelli is a former student of Dr. Wasserman's and has been practicing Optometry since 1999. We have been pleased to have her on our staff since 2010. She graduated from Villanova University pre-med and received her doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1999. Dr. Tonelli did her residency in Ocular disease and Blind Rehabilitation at the West Side VA Hospital and VA Hines Blind Rehabilitation Center in Chicago.


Dr. Tonelli has extensive experience with children as well as adults and works closely with Dr. Wasserman. She specializes in fitting contact lenses.


Dr. Tonelli grew up in New Jersey and lives currently in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania with her husband and four daughters. She loves to travel, visit the beach, and spend time with her family and friends.

Monica Cook

Monica Cook, O.D.

Plymouth Meeting Location


A motivated and passionate young professional, Dr. Monica Cook is a proud graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Originally from New Orleans, Monica received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Southern Mississippi while also serving as captain of the school's world-famous Dixie Darlings dance team. Over the course of her career Monica has served in multiple volunteer roles, including vice president of the Bucks/Montgomery Optometric Society, committee chairman for the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, and most recently nominated by her peers as a finalist for Pennsylvania Young OD of the Year award.


Monica’s favorite aspect of optometry is the ability to leave a lasting impact on each of her patient’s lives. Empowered by the latest innovations in refractive surgery, Monica works closely with Dr. Shah to guide each patient through the entire process and ensure both a positive and successful experience. In her spare time, Monica enjoys snowboarding, cycling, exploring her home city of Philadelphia and traveling the world.

Lisa Rago

Lisa Rago, Center Manager

New Jersey Location


Lisa has worked in the medical field since 1988 as part of both an internal medicine practice in New Jersey and a dental office in Colorado. Upon her return to NJ in 2001 she has worked in Ophthalmology and has been with Dr. Wasserman since 2005 as his laser/surgical coordinator as well as his practice administrator. She has been the practice administrator/laser coordinator for LASIK Experts with Dr. Wasserman and Dr. Shah since 2020.

jessica lanser

Jessica Lanser, Center Manager

Plymouth Meeting Location


Jessica has been managing in ophthalmology for over 6 years. She has over 15 years of experience in managing different types of environments from retail management to medical management. Jessica has run multiple locations under Dr. Chirag Shah in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd, PA and currently Plymouth Meeting, PA. She has worked closely with many different optometrists to grow the practice and strives to have the best patient experience possible.


Jessica is from a small town in South Jersey. At home, Jessica has a large dog and three small children. She enjoys spending time with her work family and her home family as much as possible. On her way to and from work, she listens to Crime Junkie Podcasts and loves all true crime.