Our Licensed Opticians
Get to Know the Team with a Passion for Helping Boston, MA, Area Patients See and Look Their Best
The Lexington Eye Associates optical shop is staffed by experienced and talented licensed opticians, serving the Boston, MA, area and beyond. Get to know each member of our knowledgeable team committed to effective, beautiful results.
Wayne A. Tilson, R.D.O., A.B.O.C., N.C.L.E.C.
Wayne is a graduate of the two-year rigorous optical program at Worcester Technical Institute, where he gained a thorough understanding of optics, from prescription analysis to spectacle fabrication.
"I learned about optics the 'right way' from two of the most highly respected educators in the industry," he says.
Wayne has more than 26 years of experience as an optician serving the Central Massachusetts community.
Wayne is licensed in the state of Massachusetts, having mastered two national board exams. He maintains educational requirements annually to satisfy both the state and national boards.
"I decided to pursue a career as an optician because I've always enjoyed working with people and problem-solving," he says. "Also, I have a creative side to my personality that helps me work with individuals to find their perfect fit in eyewear. I look forward to working with people of all ages, assisting with all their visual needs. Making people happy makes me happy."
Thi Nguyen, R.D.O., A.B.O.C, N.C.L.E.C.
Thi achieved his professional licensure through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a registered dispensing optician with the addition of attending an extensive program in Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the process, he gained extensive knowledge of optics, from prescription analysis to spectacle fabrication, and he mastered two national board exams.
"I started in the optical lab and began to realize my passion in fitting glasses and troubleshooting patients visual needs," he says.
Thi has more than 10 years of experience as an optician, having served both California and Massachusetts communities.
"I enjoy every aspect of being a licensed optician, but my goal is to ensure every patient loves the fit and feel of their glasses," he says. "With my quirky personality, along with my modern sense of style, I believe there is a pair of glasses for everyone."
Curtis Hamel, R.D.O., A.B.O.C., N.C.L.E.C.
Curtis achieved his professional licensure as a registered dispensing optician through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Along the way, he gained a deep understanding of the various components of optics, including analyzing prescriptions and fabricating spectacles.
"I had the opportunity to work very closely with many highly respected opticians and optometrists while accelerating my licensure with various programs at Worcester Technical Institute, which provided me with a vast scope of optics," he says. "This skill-set afforded me the knowledge and mastery to educate opticians that succeed me."
Curtis has more than 20 years of experience as a licensed optician serving an extensive range of Massachusetts communities.
Curtis is licensed in the state of Massachusetts, having mastered two national board exams. Each year, he maintains the necessary educational requirements to satisfy both the state and national boards.
"I knew that I desired to pursue the optical industry when I witnessed a 3-year-old boy put a pair of glasses on for the first time," he says. "He filled up with tears as he looked at his mother clearly for the first time and said, 'Mommy, you're so pretty.' I knew that I could balance my technical skills in coordination with building lasting relationships with patients to provide the best possible eye-care experience. I see the experience through the eyes of the patient, and this allows me to effectively listen and determine the best possible fit, style, and comfort in eyewear."
Michael Lamarre, R.D.O., A.B.O.C., N.C.L.E
Michael is a graduate of Assumption College, where he earned his bachelor of arts. He received his professional licensure through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a registered dispensing optician. Michael has gained an extensive knowledge of optics, including analysis of prescriptions and fabrication of spectacles, which led him to master two national board exams.
"I wanted to be part of the healthcare system, and I became interested in the optical industry where I felt I could contribute in providing the gift of sight for my community," he says. "I have been afforded the opportunity to work in private ophthalmology practices specializing in pediatrics, which has provided me the tools necessary to ensure the best eye care for children of all ages."
Michael has more than 30 years of experience as an optician, having served communities in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He maintains his educational requirements yearly as required for both state and national boards.
"I take great deal of pride in improving one's lifestyle through improving sight," he says. "I embrace technological advances in the industry that are consistently improving and educating my patients to offer the best options available."
Steven McGahan, R.D.O., A.B.O.C.
Steven attained his professional licensure through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a registered dispensing optician, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the various components of optics.
"I had the opportunity to start my journey as an optician analyzing prescriptions and fabricating eyewear," he says. "That is when I decided that I wanted to embrace the entire patient experience, from fitting eyewear to making the eyeglasses, and concluding the experience by dispensing to my patients to provide the best possible outcome."
Steven has 30 years of experience as a licensed optician, serving the Massachusetts community. He has mastered his American Board of Opticianary Exam and maintains his education requirements from year to year to satisfy his state boards.
"I genuinely love what I do," he consistently and passionately reminds us. "I have been fortunate to gain the experience over the years to provide the best possible experience in service, technical troubleshooting eyewear, and the proper fit and feel of glasses."