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From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!


Advanced Family Eyecare is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can. We provide eye care services to Bellevue and the surrounding counties, including Sandusky, Erie, Huron, and Seneca.

Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.


Dr. Mark Pifer


Dr. Pifer is a 1980 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Optometry and has spent his entire practice career providing care in the Bellevue area.

He is an active member of numerous professional organizations and is past president and current board member of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity) Ohio. Through VOSH he has participated in multiple missions, providing eye care to the impoverished in 11 countries. He is a long time member and past president of the Bellevue Rotary Club.

He is married to Cathy and has three grown sons, one granddaughter and one grandson.

You can email Dr. Pifer non-emergent questions at


Dr. Mark Motley


Dr. Motley graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1977. He moved to Bellevue and joined the practice of Dr. Robert England. He took over the practice in 1978 until 2010 when he merged his practice with Dr. Mark Pifer and Advanced Family Eye Care. Dr. Motley has been an active member of the North Central Optometric Association and the Ohio Optometric Association’s Board of Directors, with which he served as the President in 1991. His special interests are in contact lenses and eye disease management.

He is an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellevue and the Bellevue Lions club. He is married to Jane and has two sons, Chris and Scott.

You can email Dr. Motley with non-emergent questions at

Our Staff


Lee Ann Taylor

Clinic Assistant

In 1995, Lee Ann began working as a receptionist with Dr. Pifer. She was later promoted to the position of Clinic Assistant. Lee Ann works directly with each patient, performing pre-testing, checking eye health history, and any specialty testing that is required. She is enthusiastic about her job, and is always willing to learn new things and enjoys working directly with the patients.

In their spare time Lee Ann and her husband love to spend time with their 4 grandchildren and collect beach glass.


Jeanette Joseph

Clinic Assistant

Jeanette started working with Dr. Motley in January 2005. She was a cosmetologist for 30 years before learning to be a Clinic Assistant. Jeanette works directly with patients, performing pre-testing, checking eye health history, and working with contact lens patients. She enjoys interacting with patients and learning new things.

Jeanette loves spending time with her two grandsons. She also likes to visit Amish Country as often as she can.


Adrian Zavaleta


Adrian joined the practice in 2014. He is a licensed dispensing optician and has been working in the field since 2001. He started in an optical lab and is experienced in frame selection, adjustments, lenses and lens options. Adrian is a 1999 graduate of Bellevue High School, and the drummer in the classic rock cover band, “Those Guys.”

His priority at the office is to ensure that all of our patients are happy with their eye wear. Above all, Adrian loves to spend time with his two children.


Abigail Evans

Insurance and Billing Manager

Abigail joined our team in January of 2017. She previously worked for a medical billing company for 6 years, and now handles all insurance and billing inquiries here at Advanced Family Eyecare. Her main focus is advocating for all of our patients to ensure their claims and bills are handled properly. She is a graduate of Bellevue High School. Abigail lives in Bellevue with her husband, and she loves to spend time with her family.


Lindsey Ruck


Lindsey joined our team in June of 2017 as a receptionist. Since working at Advanced Family Eyecare, she has expanded her knowledge in different areas of the office. She has learned to do pre-testing and can check eye health history. Lindsey is also a graduate of Bellevue High School. She currently lives in Bellevue with her husband and daughter.


Sharon Lewis


Sharon joined our team in September of 2016 as a receptionist. With her, she brought years of experience working in dentistry as a clinical assistant and a receptionist. Sharon enjoys greeting our patients as they come into the office. She was born and raised in Bellevue, and when she’s not at work, she loves spending time with her grandchildren and family.




Tim is the newest member to the Advanced Family Eyecare team. He joined the team in January of 2018 and as been a great addition. He brings with him unprecedented experience with over 33 years in the Optical field. In 2014 he was ranked in the top 10 in the nation for sales of Transitions brand lenses. He also owned a successful Optical dispensary. But, perhaps the thing he takes the most pride in is taking care of his customers.

Even while away from work, Tim keeps busy. He currently sits on the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties, the board of Erie County Health Department and volunteers for the Erie County Board of Elections. He also is a former board member of The Boys and Girls Club in Erie County. As you can see, he loves his community and loves to give back.

Tim graduated alongside Dr. Pifer from Sandusky High School. He currently lives in Sandusky with his wife, who is a Bellevue graduate, they have been married for 38 years and counting. They have one daughter, who has given them a beautiful grandchild. When he is able, Tim enjoys a number of different hobbies including cycling, golfing, reading and fishing.