Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Robeson Family Vision Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Winona.
Lane C. Robeson, O.D.
Dr. Robeson is originally from Huron, SD. He is a third generation Optometrist and learned from his father and grandfather that the key to success is to “take care of patients”. He graduated from Pacific University, in Forest Grove, OR. After his graduation, he moved to the Winona area and started the family practice you see today! He has been a practitioner in the Winona community for more than 30 years, and has thrived in the small town atmosphere. Dr. Robeson, more than anything, enjoys spending extra time with patients in order to really connect with them on a personal level. All of our patients have found that they can count on Dr. Robeson to go the extra mile to make every visit as comfortable and enlightening as possible. Schedule an appointment today to meet him yourself, and see the difference in service and attitude.
Robin E. Theye, O.D.
Dr. Theye grew up locally in Chatfield, MN. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2004. Dr. Theye received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2008. She spent six years practicing in La Crosse before joining Robeson Family Vision Center in 2015. Dr. Theye served on the Wisconsin Optometric Association board for several years and is the current President of the Southeast Society of the Minnesota Optometric Association. She is married and has a young son that she enjoys spending her free time with. Dr. Theye enjoys working with patients of all ages and is proud to provide the highest level of eye care in Winona.
Tina Abrams, Office Manager
In November of 2013 Tina re-joined the staff of Robeson Family Vision Center (she came home), after working with Dr. Robeson in the late 1980’s.
The last 22 years Tina had worked for a company in Winona with her primary focus on insurance.
Tina will be focusing in all areas when managing the office. She also specializes in carrying out all the insurance tasks. She provides excellent care and service and is compassionate about being a leader for the team she manages. Her door is always open and she makes the time to answer your questions.
If she is unable to answer your question she will find someone that can.
Tina is a member of Vision Source and looks forward to the meetings and the information she is able to bring back to the office. Tina is always looking for opportunities to further her knowledge in the eyecare profession along with the ever changing world of insurance.
Tina is a native of Winona and lives in Houston, MN with her husband Jeff. They have an English Springer Spaniels named Missy and Tootsie. Tina enjoys all aspects of the outdoors. She is very competitive when it comes to trout fishing and looking for morel mushrooms.
Michelle C. Corcoran, Optometric Assistant
Michelle joined Dr. Robeson at Robeson Family Vision Center in September of 1999. Up until 2006 when the staff was expanded, Michelle covered all areas of the office.
As our office has continued to grow she now can focus on a few specific areas. She will greet you with a smile, help you check in before your exam and be sure your insurance information and other important paperwork are correct and in order. She continues to assist in all areas of our office. She enjoys working with the staff at Robeson Family Vision Center and provides each patient with friendly and kind care.
She was born and raised in Rollingstone, MN. Michelle and her husband have a son named Sawyer. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as their family dog Ozzie. Michelle also enjoys camping and watching her son play basketball and baseball.
Mara Schmidt, Optometric Assistant, ABOC
Mara came to the practice in October of 2014 with 5 years of retail and optical lab experience. She has an eye for fit and will help you find the right frame for you! Trained in all areas of the office, Mara primarily focuses on selection, fit, and ordering of eyeglasses. Mara’s specialty is unique adjustments and eccentric styles. She has no problems making your glasses feel “just right.”
Outside of our office, Mara is an avid DIY-er. She considers herself a student of life and loves learning how to do new and complicated things. She also enjoys home renovation, gardening, logic puzzles, good jokes, and spending time with her animals, friends and family.
Maura Michener, Optometric Assistant
In June of 2019, Maura joined Robeson Family Vision Center. She has bachelor’s degree in biology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. When she was in school she was on the women’s soccer team at Saint Mary’s and ran track and played hockey in high school. Outside of sports she was involved in many different music groups, playing percussion and piano. In her free time she likes to read, go for hikes, go kayaking, and be outside and spend time with her friends and family.
Allison Dunham, Optometric Assistant
Allison joined Robeson Family Vision Center in the Fall of 2020. She is currently enrolled at Winona State University and is majoring in biochemistry and is planning on going to a school in the medical field once she graduates. She is from a small town in Wisconsin, called Fall Creek. Allison brings experience working with small children. In her free time, you can find her watching tv with her roommates (preferably the bachelor/bachelorette), taking walks around the lakes when it is warm, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.
Michelle Bloom, Optometric Assistant
Michelle was raised here in Winona and joined Robeson Family Vision Center in the fall of 2021. She joins us with 26 years of valuable optical experience. She likes to get to know patients and work with them one-on-one. In her spare time, she enjoys putting puzzles together, baking, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Sam Zimmerman, Optometric Assistant
Born and raised in Winona, Sam has been a patient at Robeson Family Vision Center since she was a kid. She is a graduate of Cotter High School, and she received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Winona State University. Sam joined the team in 2022, bringing years of customer service experience and a love of helping others. In her free time, Sam can be found training and teaching karate, in which she has a couple of black belt ranks. She also enjoys yoga, running, reading, video games, watching movies, and D&D. Half of the pictures on her phone are of her dog (Atlantis), and the other half are mostly either food or nature pictures.
Evelyn Taurick, Optometric Assistant
Evelyn joined Robeson Family Vision Center in 2022. She is originally from St. Paul and spent her childhood and teen years near the Twin Cities. Evelyn has worked in customer service and with preteens as a music teacher. She came to the area to experience small town life and has grown fond of Winona and La Crosse. She enjoys walks around lakes and visiting with friends and family.