Dr. J. Michael Harmon and Cindy Harmon
The magic happened one evening in June of 1990. Dr. Michael Harmon had taken his optical staff to a Sacramento education seminar and attended a reception at a Holiday Inn suite hosted by a local optical lab. "Dr. H" was visiting with his staff when he noticed a striking brunette enter the suite flanked by two male hangers-on. "Michael. Go up and introduce yourself." said Kathy, his senior optician at the time. And he did. The young lady was Cynthia Patke - and they were married one year later. "Meeting Cindy that night was literally right out of the song 'Some Enchanted Evening' says Dr. Harmon, "It was unreal – the best education seminar ever!"
Nine years later Dr. Harmon, an established Santa Rosa optometrist, opened Sonoma Eyeworks® in Larkfield Center in north Santa Rosa's Larkfield Center. Cindy, an experienced account executive in the optical industry, joined him several years later as his partner and business manager. The practice has grown dramatically since Cindy came on board and Dr. Harmon insists it's because of her efforts more than his. "Cindy brings her genuine love of people, her enthusiasm, and high energy level every day" says Dr. Harmon.
Cindy counters that Dr. Harmon's professional and personal approach, plus his incorporation of the best in diagnostic technology, has created loyal and enthusiastic patients. "Michael takes pride in listening to his patients and finding the best solution for their visual needs, as well as thoroughly evaluating their ocular health. His associate, Dr. Jeffrey Ricks, shares his philosophy."
Their personable, highly trained optical staff along with their unique eyewear collections have become the mecca for those seeking the best. Sonoma Eyeworks® continues to win awards nationally and locally as the best place to purchase eyewear in the North Bay.