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Doctor & Staff

Meet our experienced doctor and staff who make Bonsett-Veal Vision Source the leading provider of vision care products and services in Madison.

John Bonsett-Veal, O.D.

Dr. John

Dr. Bonsett-Veal received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences from the Indiana University in 1975 and his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1980 from the Indiana University School of Optometry. He has taken extensive courses in Excimer Laser Technology and Techniques at Northeastern State University College of Optometry. He is certified to use Diagnostic and Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents for Examination and Foreign Body Removal from the eye. In 1999 Dr. Bonsett-Veal received the Wisconsin Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year Award. He is also a member of the American Optometric Association and served as President of the Wisconsin Optometric Association. Dr. Bonsett-Veal’s special clinical skills include:

  • Fitting gas permeable and soft contact lenses
  • Fitting specialty toric and bifocal contact lenses
  • Pediatric eye care
  • Treatment of diseases of the eye
  • Foreign body removal from the eyes and eyelids
  • Cataract surgery co-management
  • Refractive surgery co-management
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Bonsett-Veal has been a past member of the Lions Club and Leadership Wisconsin and present member of the Downtown Madison Rotary Club. His areas of personal interest are his Family, Church, Theater, Motorcycling, Photography, International Studies and Woodworking.


Cassidy KirkpatrickCassidy

Cassidy is a certified Paraoptometric Technician who loves her job and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed.  She prides herself in getting frame adjustments just right and helping people pick the perfect frame for them.  In her free time she goes on adventures with her son, plays guitar and writes poems and songs.  A Madison native, she is thrilled to be working at a beautiful downtown clinic with Dr. Bonsett-Veal.




Deb Skubal


Debbie has extensive administrative knowledge from previous work with the Madison School District.  She manages office finances and accounts and runs a Golf Promotions business.







Lara Ligocki

A graduate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Lara coordinates patient care and communications as well as working in optical.  She enjoys photography and traveling in her free time.