How my first son helped create BayState Eye Center

This story is about the creation of BayState Eye Center.  It all started in 2nd grade.  I didn’t know I had an issue, but a visit to the eye doctor revealed I did. So, I got glasses.  I can still remember the first time seeing clearly.  I could see the leaves on the trees!  I wore glasses for 5 years. Then, in 7th grade, I got contact lenses.  At the time, I would’ve done anything to not wear glasses anymore.  So, I popped the contact lenses in…And it was magical from the moment I did.  I was amazed at how they worked. That’s what sparked my interest in optometry.

 

Fast forward to my sophomore year in high school.  That’s when something became crystal clear to me – as clear as my 20/20 vision.  I wanted to become an eye doctor.  I learned everything I could.  After high school, I attended UMass Amherst, before getting my Doctor of Optometry degree at the State University of New York College in New York City.  That was 20 years ago.  Shortly after graduating, I reached my goal and became an optometrist.  I always knew I wanted to open my own practice, but I wasn’t quite ready.  So, I did a residency with the New England College of Optometry and then worked in an ophthalmology practice for two years.  At one point, I drove 70+ miles, to the Cape and back, each way, just to get to-and-from work.  It was a long haul, but it didn’t bother me much.

 

Then one day, everything changed.  My first son was born – and I didn’t want to spend that much time in the car anymore.  I wanted to be close to my baby boy.  So, in July of 2007, I opened the Mansfield office.  I built an amazing team of friendly professionals who are as passionate as me, when it comes to helping people.  We pride ourselves on making sure you feel valued, important and respected.  Because of that, and our unmatched products and services, we grew quickly.

 

In 2017, we opened a brand new office in Plymouth. Fun fact…I actually practiced in Plymouth for 15 years before opening a BayState Eye Center office there.  So, there you have it.  That’s how it all started.  Today, BayState Eye Center provides care for thousands of people – including you.