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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Jacobson Eyecare a leading provider of vision care products and services in Lititz-Lancaster.


Dr. William J. JacobsonDr. William J. Jacobson

OPTOMETRIST

William J. Jacobson has been practicing Optometry in Lancaster County since 1981. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He went on to study Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1978. Dr. Jacobson began his professional career as an Associate at Friedberg and Rosenbloom in Pittsburgh and later became the Independent Optometrist at Pearle Vision in Lancaster in 1981. In 2010, he fulfilled his lifelong dream and opened his private practice with his wife Randi, who serves as Practice Manager. Together they have two children, Dan and Jessie as well as an adorable dog named Charlie.

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Eye color: Dark Chocolate
Eyewear brand of choice: Evatik
Contacts or glasses: glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Lady Gaga


link-matthewDr. Matthew J. Link

OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Link has been practicing Optometry since 2004. He completed an accelerated 3+4 program at Arcadia University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After completing his Optometry degree, Dr. Link started his career at Morrison Eye Associates in Hershey, PA and later joined Apple Hill Eye Center, a multidisciplinary ophthalmology practice in York, PA, concentrating on ocular disease and primary eye care. Dr. Link is past president of the Central PA Optometric Society. In 2006, he received Central PA’s Young Optometrist of the Year award and in 2015 was named Central PA’s Optometrist of the Year. In his spare time, Dr. Link enjoys gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his wife, Amy, and two children, Jack and Caroline, and labradoodle Duncan.

Hometown: Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Eye color: Steel Blue
Eyewear brand of choice: Lacoste
Contacts or glasses: glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Ron Rifkin


Randi JacobsonRandi Jacobson

PRACTICE MANAGER

They say that behind every great man is a great woman. We like to think that’s true! Randi has been happily working alongside Dr. Jacobson since 1988. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management in 1979. She then went on to study at Cornell University, earning a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Hometown: Massapequa, New York
Eye color: Hazel
Eyewear brand of choice: OGI
Contacts or glasses: Glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Meryl Streep
Fun fact: Dreams of being in a flash mob dance!


Anne ValentineAnne Valentine

SENIOR OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Anne has been working alongside Dr. Jacobson since 1984.

Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Eye color: Mocha Fudge
Eyewear brand of choice: Brendel
Contacts or glasses: Glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Diane Keaton
Fun fact: Proud Grandma who was a dancer for 14 years. If on Dancing with the
Stars, she’d love to be paired with Maksim or Val Chmerkovskiy


Denise BedgerDenise Bedger

OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Denise has been working alongside Dr. Jacobson since 1997.
Hometown: Old Bethpage, New York
Eye color: Azure
Eyewear brand of choice: Ogi
Contacts or glasses: Glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Michael Bublè
Fun fact: Fantasizes about driving around town in a pink Cadillac


Crystal LitwinCrystal Litwin

LEAD OPTICIAN

Crystal joined the team at Jacobson Eyecare in 2010.

Hometown: Muncy, Pennsylvania
Eye color: Seaglass
Eyewear brand of choice: Maui Jim
Contacts or glasses: neither!
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Brad Pitt
Fun fact: Brews her own Kombucha tea – ask her about it!


Amy FennimoreAmy Fennimore

OPTICIAN

Amy joined the team at Jacobson Eyecare in 2010.

Hometown: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Eye color: Cappuccino
Eyewear brand of choice: NW 77 TH
Contacts or glasses: Glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Horatio Caine from CSI: Miami
Fun fact: Leads the National Day of Prayer community choir


Melissa EshlemanMelissa Eshleman

OPTICIAN/OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT

Melissa joined the team at Jacobson Eyecare in 2015.

Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Eye color: Espresso
Eyewear brand of choice: FYSH
Contacts or glasses: Both
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Bruno Mars
Fun fact: Rescued two pit bulls named Chloe and Money


Sharon Randazzo

BILLING SPECIALIST

Sharon joined Jacobson Eyecare in 2012

Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Eye color: Cocoa
Eyewear brand of choice: Calvin Klein
Contacts or glasses: Glasses
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Tina Fey
Fun fact: Has always wanted to drive a combine!


Charlie JacobsonCharlie Jacobson

OUR BEST FRIEND

Charlie joined our family in 2013

Hometown: Unknown – he was a rescue from the Plain and Fancy Animal Rescue in Denver, PA
Eye color: Chestnut
Eyewear brand of choice: Penguin or any animal brand
Favorite “four-eyed” celebrity: Zooey Deschanel – she has two rescue pups!
Fun fact: According to my DNA test, I am part Bichon, Yorkie and Bull Mastiff!


Jake JacobsonJake Jacobson

“JAKE” OF ALL TRADES

Also known as Dr. Jacobson’s “shadow,” Jake was our most prized employee at Jacobson Eyecare. Jake worked every day and assisted Dr. Jacobson with a variety of tasks including greeting the patients, refilling contact lens prescriptions and bookkeeping. He shall be sorely missed.