Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make EyeCare Center of Rome the leading provider of vision care products and services in Rome.
Dr. David Vinci was born and raised in the Rome area. He received a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude from St. John Fisher and a Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He completed his optometric externships at the following: W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. Advanced Eye Care with Dr. Sarit Catchatoorian in Charlotte, NC and Wrigley Eye Associates in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Vinci obtained honors recognition upon completion of all externships. He also completed an internship at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on pediatrics, low vision, ocular emergency, glaucoma services, as well as providing primary care. Dr. Vinci prides himself in giving his absolute best to his patients. You may see Dr. Vinci in two of our current locations; he divides his time between the Boonville and Rome offices. His true concern and friendliness towards his patients make him a true asset to the Eye Care Centers of CNY. He lives in Rome with his wife, Lanette, and their children Bruce, Simona, and John David.
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 sawand 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.
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.
Donna- Front Desk Coordinator: Donna has been with us for 10+ years and is our office manager she has previously served as our front desk coordinator so she has experience in many areas within the office. Her love of people and problem solving makes our office run efficiently and a fun place to visit. Donna is here to help you with many aspects of your visit from maximizing your benefits with contact lenses to helping you navigate all your billing inquires. If there is something that she can do to help make your visit with us even better than it already is, then please let her know because to her “If you are not happy, then neither are we and we need to fix it”. Donna prides herself on her people skills so nothing makes her happier than seeing smiles on our patients faces when they leave our office. Donna is from London England and now resides in Westernville with her family and a plethora of pets.
Anna-Patient Coordinator: Anna is our patient coordinator at The Eye Care Center of Rome, she has been with us since October of 2019. She is typically the first person you will meet when you walk through our doors. Anna has a friendly welcoming nature that makes you feel like you are one of the eye care family, She is happy to help you make appointments, answer billing questions and maximize your vision benefits. Above all Anna prides herself on her customer service, nothing makes her happier than knowing that our patients are happy and satisfied with the services that they have received in our Rome office. Anna is originally from North Carolina and has lived in Rome since 2017.
Brittany- Optometric Technician: Brittany is one of our optometric technicians that currently works at our Rome office. She has been with us since June of 2019. She assists the doctors with pre-testing during your eye health examination; which includes auto-refraction, visual field screenings, fundus photography, and visual acuities. Brittany is a Rome native who lives with her husband Kevin, and their two cats, Roma and Gracie. She is studying for her paraoptometric certification and will be attending optometry school in the future. Brittany’s knowledge, friendliness and warm smile will surely put you at ease at your next visit.
Lindsey- Optometric Technician: Lindsey, one of our optometric technicians, currently works in our Rome office. She began working with us in July of 2020. She performs pre-tests to assist the doctors during your eye health examination; which include visual field screening, fundus photography, auto-refraction, and visual acuities. She is currently studying for her paraoptometric certification. She is a local graduate from Westmoreland and now lives in Camden with her boyfriend Cody, and their dog, Greta. Lindsey’s friendliness, compassion, and warm smile will certainly put you at ease during your next visit.