Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Adirondack Eyecare Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Boonville.
Dr. Lauren Pierson
Dr. Lauren Pierson is originally from Western Canada, where she earned her bachelors of science degree in Medical Laboratory Science with distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry with Beta Sigma Kappa honors from The New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA. She completed externship training at the South Boston Community Health Center where she performed primary care optometric services at the Bascom Palmer Institute in Miami, Florida, where she specialized in Ocular Disease, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. She recently moved to the area, and is excited about seeing patients in our Rome, Boonville, and Camden office She prides herself in giving thorough and compassionate care, and always listening to her patient’s needs.
Dr. Nichole Pollard
grew up in New Hartford, NY. She attended SUNY College at Geneseo as a part of an accelerated program coordinated with SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. She graduated Geneseo cum laude with a bachelor’s in biology and minor in psychology. She then attended SUNY College of Optometry where she was a part of the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society and graduated with a Doctor of Optometry at the top of her class. Dr. Pollard participated in externships at Eyecare of CNY in Syracuse, SUNY Optometry Pediatrics, and at the Syracuse VA. During her externships, she fit and evaluated many patients in specialty contact lenses and treated mild to advanced ocular disease, including post-operative cases. She also evaluated patients from two months old to eighteen years old in both hospital and private practice settings, many of whom had special needs such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. At the Syracuse VA, Dr. Pollard loved giving back to the veterans as much as possible; she often saw and treated patients with potentially blinding diseases, including advanced diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. She completed her internship at SUNY College of Optometry, where she rotated through clinics heavy in ocular disease and contact lenses. Dr. Pollard is passionate about specialty contact lenses and serving the pediatric population but loves caring for patients of all ages. She currently lives in Westmoreland, NY and is excited to give back to the community where she grew up.
Kristen has been an integral member with our office since 2000. Kristen does many different tasks in the office. Under Dr. Vinci’s supervision, in May of 2008, she completed an apprenticeship program to become a NYS Licensed Optician . She is also American Board of Opticianry Certified, and a graduate Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry. Kristen also serves as office manager of the Boonville office, as well as billing coordinator. Kristen can help you with any questions that are concerning billing, insurance, frame and lens selection, appointment scheduling, and to ensure everything works smoothly within the office.
Jacqueline, the Optometric Technician at Adirondack EyeCare Center, has been with our office since 2010, and in 2012 she successfully completed her ParaOptometric certification.
She performs pre-tests to assist the Doctors during your eye health examination; which include Visual Field Screening, Fundus Photography, Auto-Refract and Visual Acuities. With her warm smile, friendliness & compassion towards patients Jacqueline will certainly put you at ease.
Jacqueline, a Boonville native, continues to reside there with her husband Benjamin, her sons Logan and Colt, and their 4-legged children. Along with working here, her and her husband also own and run a local automotive repair shop. Together, they enjoy spending time with friends and family, and enjoy spending all of their free time outdoors.
Linda, the Front Desk Administrator at the Adirondack EyeCare Center, has been with the office since 2010 and joined our office having prior optometric experience. Typically the first person you will meet, she is happy to assist you with appointments, billing, insurances and maximizing your insurance benefits. Linda’s quick smile and friendly personality is sure to help brighten your day and make your experience in our office a pleasant one.
Linda resides in Forestport with her husband Paul. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and spending time on the lake. She is thrilled when her three grown children come home to visit.
Scott has been in the Optical Profession for over 20 years and is a NYS Licensed Optician. Scott joined our Eye Care Team in January of 2020. Scott, his wife Christine, son Austin, and their 4 legged baby Chloe reside in Frankfort NY. During his down time, Scott enjoys going on day trips with his wife sightseeing and just spending time together.
Kelly is typically one of the first faces you will meet at our front desk, or when answering your phone call. She is always happy to assist you with any questions and your appointment needs. Kelly became part of our Eye Care in team July 2019.
Tashia, the Optometric Technician at Adirondack EyeCare Center, joined our office in August 2020.
She performs pre-tests to assist the Doctors during your eye health examination; which include Visual Field Screening, Fundus Photography, Auto-Refract and Visual Acuities. With her warm smile, friendliness & compassion towards patients Tashia will certainly put you at ease.
Tashia resides in Port Leyden with her husband Zach, son Deegan and their crazy adorable dog Comet. Together, they enjoy spending time with friends and family, and enjoy spending all of their free time riding 4-wheeler and being outdoors.