Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make iCare of Hanford a proud provider of vision care products and services in Hanford.
Darrell Kirby, O.D.Hello Everyone. I’m glad to still have the blessing of being able to continue serving you for your eyecare needs. Many of you I’ve known for just a few years; however, there are some of you that have been with me for almost the entire 30+ years of practicing optometry. The funny thing is I seem to be enjoying my profession more than ever. I, along with Joni and my staff, look forward to seeing you again. Along with my wife, we enjoy spending time with our family and grandchildren. At the time of this writing: 3 girls & 1 boy!
Lian Johnston , O.D.Hi Everyone!
My name is Lian Johnston and I am very happy and excited to be able to serve the community of Hanford with their eyecare needs! It has been a great year of service so far and I am looking forward to many more!
I attended Fresno State for my undergraduate degree and went all the way to New York City to obtain my degree in optometry. I grew up in Fresno and it was always a goal of mine to move back to the Central Valley and raise my family here.
I married my best friend, Michael, in 2015. In that same year, we also welcomed our first child, Alexis! It has been such a joy watching her grow! It’s going by so fast! You may see her in the office from time to time, staring at all the sights! Michael and I are also proudly owned by many cats (the number seems to grow yearly)!
I look forward to meeting and getting to know everyone!
Hi, I am Joni! I am so blessed to be part of this wonderful office! I have watched it “Grow” in love and service for 30 years now! WOW! We often talk about our practice of Optometry as a “front” for just plain making people feel good! No matter what your profession, we believe we are here to ultimately “Serve” others… I am blessed with two children: Craig married to Gena for 13 years. They have 3 beautiful daughters: Ava, Uma and Charlize and Jack. They are living in New Mexico and we miss them so very much! Kristin married to Jason for 8 years. They have an amazing son, Rylan, This “hero” was diagnosed with leukemia May 2011, and left this physical world on April 1, 2016. We miss him very much but he continues to remind us daily the “real meaning of life”: Live in the moment, and leave all pettiness to the “wind”, let the “small stuff” blow as quickly out of your life allowing room for peace, love and joy to enter its place! Enjoy your visit…Joni
Hi my name is Naomi and I will be celebrating 22 years here at iCare of Hanford!!! For all of our returning patients… Wow! Time sure flies by and it is always a Pleasure “seeing” you return!! And our new patients: Thank you for choosing our office and we know you will have a fantastic time while you are here! If you can’t tell already, we truly care about your eyecare needs and do what is best for YOU, Our patients! My husband, Victor and I are enjoying watching our 3 children grow… Trey is attending West Hills college and still loves baseball. He not only plays it but is an umpire as well as works at Hanford Rug. As you can tell Trey is a very busy young man. Maximus is looking forward to starting second grade. Haley and Aaron are doing well with married life & loving their 5 year old daughter Layla and 2 year old daughter Myla. As always… It’s truly a great day iCare of Hanford!!
Hi my name is Clariza. I’ve been working with Dr.Kirby for the past 10 years it has been a great experience at work with my coworkers, they are like a second family to me, and I love to work with our patients, and to translate for our Spanish speaking patients. I have three great children they are all teenagers, which I love. They are my biggest joy.
Hi, my name is Monica and I will be celebrating my four year anniversary here at iCare of Hanford family.My favorite color is red and I love animal print. I am very outgoing and I love being here serving you! I have two children, Karlee and Carlos… They are awesome! They are my pride and joy!! I am excited to be here and can’t wait to meet, or see all of you!
My name is Mellissa I’m the newest to Dr.Kirby’s employees. I grew up in Hanford my whole life. After I graduated high school I attended Sjvc to get my degree. From there I was placed to Extern here at Dr.Kirby’s office for five weeks. I enjoyed it and gained a lot of experience from it. I have one niece that I treat like my own child; she means the world to me. So, on my spare time I play with her, and hang out with my friends. Go out to dinner, or see a movie I’m so thankful to be working with such wonderful and positive people that care so much about our patients. I can say I am truly blessed and couldn’t ask to be anywhere else in my life!
I’m back… my name is Julie Velasquez I worked for ICare of Hanford for five years and moved away for three. When I returned to Hanford I immediately went to talk with Dr.Kirby and Joni about the possibility of coming back to work with this wonderful team, – and they said “yes when can you start.” I have a son, Seth, who is 8 years old. He is the joy of my life. I enjoy time with family and friends when I am not with my family at the office.
Hello my name is Daniel I am currently in high school. I enjoy working here at iCare of Hanford; every day is a whole lot of fun. I work on keeping up the iCare of Hanford website, and help around the office. (^-^)/~hi