Q: What is your name?

A: My name is Tara Rios.

Q: Are you married? Do you have any children?

A: I have been married for almost 4 years to my husband, Steve. We have the sweetest 2½ year old daughter, Piper Cavell, and 3 fur-babies. It’s a busy household!

Q: How long have you lived in Charlotte?

A: I moved to Charlotte in 2007 with some friends and met Steve shortly after at a Panthers Monday Night Football Game. I was obviously there to see Tampa Bay play!

Q: Where are you from originally?

A: I am originally from the Clearwater/Largo area in Florida, which is just outside of Tampa.

Q: When did you join Providence Eye & Laser Specialists?

A: I joined Providence Eye in October 2013.

Q: What is your role at Providence Eye?

A: I am a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. My primary role is to lead patients through the LASIK consultation process and to help determine if they are a great candidate for LASIK eye surgery. I also help with routine eye exams and preparing patients on the day of their surgery.

Q: What do you like best about your position at Providence Eye?

A: I love working at Providence Eye! It’s really amazing to see how many people Dr. Mozayeni has helped, and it’s rewarding to be a part of the process. I have also made great friends while working here.

Q: Why did you decide that Providence Eye was the right place for you?

A: I knew Providence Eye was the place for me when I saw how family friendly everyone is. It is tough being a working mother sometimes, and my coworkers are flexible and understanding. I also love that Dr. Mozayeni supports and provides continuing education. We are always encouraged to learn and grow within our field and are given some great opportunities to do so!

Q: What do you like most about Charlotte?

A: I love the fall in Charlotte. I love that a trip to the mountains is only a short drive away; the weather is great here, and there is always something fun to do!

Q: What do you like least about Charlotte?

A: The beach! Or lack thereof! It gets really hot here in the summer, and I miss having the beach in my back yard!

Interested in a complimentary LASIK eye surgery consultation or an appointment for your general eye care needs? Schedule an appointment with Providence Eye today to meet Tara and the rest of the LASIK eye surgery team.