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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hutto Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Hutto.

Sarah C. Johle, O.D.

Dr. Sarah Johle, a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist, was born and raised in Central Texas. Her parents are both life educators: her father retired a high school coach at Crawford, and her mother retired from teaching high school English at Crawford High School after 41 years, where Dr. Johle graduated as Valedictorian.

Dr. Johle followed in the footsteps of her parents, attending Texas A&M University where she pursued a degree in Nutritional Sciences, changing majors after her younger brother was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Johle went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree graduating Cum Laude.

In 2004 Dr. Johle moved to Houston so could pursue her post-graduate studies in optometry. While attending the University of Houston College of Optometry, Dr. Johle was very active, serving as an officer in both the American Optometric Student Association and the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. During her final year of school, Dr. Johle completed externships at two very successful private practices in the Austin area. During these rotations she received extensive training in contact lens fitting, including special cases, pre- and post-operative LASIK management, and the treatment of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, and ocular allergies. Dr. Johle graduated from UHCO with honors as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Johle looks forward to caring for the vision and health needs of the citizens of Hutto and the surrounding communities. Because of her undergraduate training, Dr. Johle has a passion for caring not only for the health of the eyes but also for the overall health of her patients. She truly understands the role the eyes play in the diagnosis of many major health conditions. Dr. Johle is very excited to be back in Central Texas, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city and surrounded by family and friends. She hopes to see you soon at your next appointment.

In addition to her professional activities, she is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Texas Optometric Association, Dr. Johle enjoys watching and participating in sports, especially football, crafting, interior design, traveling, spending time with her family and two sons, Wyatt (10) and Olsen (8).

Dr. Goodman

Dr. Goodman was born and raised in rural Northern Wyoming. His father mined coal while his mother worked as a bookkeeper.  He became interested in eye care after seeing the profound positive effect on his grandfather’s quality of life after having cataract surgery.

Dr. Goodman attended the University of Wyoming for his undergraduate studies, where he pursued a degree in molecular biology. He then attended Pacific University in Oregon where he completed his optometry studies. While completing his optometric externships, Dr. Goodman had the opportunity to work with some of the leading eye care professionals in the country. Dr. Goodman completed externships at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, a Veterans Administration hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and a private practice in Reno, Nevada.

Following graduation from Pacific University with high honors, he continued his training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing a residency in ocular disease and cornea/contact lenses, he joined the full-time faculty at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where he has practiced for the past four years.

Dr. Goodman is excited to have the opportunity to offer quality eye care to the residents of Central Texas. He is a passionate patient advocate and is looking forward to addressing your visual needs.

Dr. Jennifer Lesniewski

Dr. Jennifer Lesniewski is a therapeutic optometrist and optometrist glaucoma specialist. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania and spent most of her childhood in a suburb outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. L graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s in Rehabilitation Sciences, with a certificate in conceptual foundations of medicine, and then moved across the state to Philadelphia, PA for optometry school. She attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University). While at PCO, she completed externships around the country in various areas. She spent time at a specialty contact lens practice in Miami, as well as time at a Veterans Administration hospital in Charleston, SC. Dr. L gained valuable experience in managing a wide range of eye diseases. She graduated with the highest clinical honors.

She spent the first three years of her career as an optometrist working at a busy surgical practice, alongside an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia. Dr. L managed pre-op and post-op care for patients undergoing cataract surgery and/or glaucoma surgery. She also was the head of the dry eye clinic. While she enjoyed her time in Philly, she decided to relocate to Texas to be closer to family.

Dr. L moved to Austin in July 2019, and started working at Hutto Family Eye Care. She loves being a part of a family-oriented practice, and takes pride in providing the best care possible to each and every patient. Dr. L truly loves her job, and feels very lucky to get to take care of her patient’s vision needs.

She resides in Central Texas with her fiancé, a local pediatrician. In her free time, Dr. Lesniewski enjoys working out, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Elena Lischau

Dr. Elena Lischau was born and raised in the Houston area. Since her mom worked as a Neonatal ICU nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital, it sparked her interest in the healthcare field. She decided to pursue a career in optometry after a routine eye exam with her family’s optometrist, realizing the significance of helping improve patients’ vision.

Dr. Lischau graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston, graduating with honors. Her externships at the Cedar Springs Eye Clinic in Dallas and at a private practice in the Austin area gave her clinical experience in managing glaucoma, dry eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.

Following graduation, she completed the Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation residency at UHCO, which provided additional experience in pediatric eye care, vision deficits after traumatic brain injury or stroke, and modifying eye exams for patients with special needs. She is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society, the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, the Texas Optometric Association, and the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Lischau practiced in Waller and College Station following her residency, but has loved her move to Central Texas! Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her adorable pup Shirley, going to concerts, playing board games, and enjoying good food.