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Jannie B. ShapiroJannie B. Shapiro is the Manager of Consulting Optical Shops and a low vision consultant at Consulting Ophthalmologists.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education for the visually impaired and is licensed as an optician in the state of Connecticut. Jannie is an Ambassador Member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA), having served as president for two terms. Jannie has been in the optical field since 1999 and began working at Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. in 2002. Before joining COPC, Jannie coordinated a low vision clinic that serviced visually impaired patients and managed another optical shop. Jannie was the low vision instructor for 16 years at Middlesex Community College in the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing Program.


Brian E. KocholBrian E. Kochol has been in the optical business since 1996 and has worked at Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. since 2004. He graduated with a B.S. from Boston University and an A.S. from Middlesex Community College where he received his degree in Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing (OD&D). Brian is licensed as an optician in the state of Connecticut and is nationally certified through the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE). He is also a Fellow Member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA).

 


Philip Gordon

Philip Gordon has worked in the optical field since 1979. He achieved his Connecticut state Opticians license via the apprenticeship program. Phil has worked for Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. since 2004. Prior to coming to COPC, Phil managed an optical shop. He is a member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA).

 


Sharyn McCannSharyn McCann joined Consulting Ophthalmologists in September of 2012. She began her optical career in 2010 and is a licensed optician in the state of Connecticut.  Sharyn is also nationally certified through the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE), and is a member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA). She graduated with a BS from the University of Connecticut and is also a graduate of the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing Program at Middlesex Community College.


Francis Blanco

Francis Blanco has been in the optical field since 2000.  He achieved his Connecticut State Optician license via the apprenticeship program. Francis joined the optical team of Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. in 2015. Francis is a fellow member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA).


Joyce FurmanJoyce Furman has been in the optical business since 2005 and is a licensed optician in the state of Connecticut. She is a graduate of the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing Program (OD&D) at Middlesex Community College.  Joyce is also nationally certified through the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) and is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the OD&D program at Middlesex Community College. She is an ambassador Member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA), serving on the Board of Directors for that organization.


Sharon DionSharon Dion has been in the optical business for over twenty years.  She achieved her Connecticut State Opticians License through the apprenticeship program and is nationally certified through the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE).  Prior to coming to COPC, Sharon managed an optical shop.  She is a member of the Connecticut Opticians Association (COA).

 

 

 

 

 

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