John Birdsall, established Chenango Vision Center in Norwich in 1985. The mission of Chenango Vision Center from the start has been to provide the highest quality optical products available, delivered with friendly, professional, personal service. While the optical industry has seen many changes over the past 30 years, John has succeeded in keeping Chenango Vision Center a place that people trust for quality and professionalism. John's dedication to customer satisfaction and service has been the key to Chenango Vision Center's continued success.
John is a NY State licensed optician and licensed contact lens dispenser. John has been working in the optical field since 1976 and is a member of the NYS Society of Opticians and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticians. John and his family live in nearby Gilbertsville, NY, the town where he was born and raised.
Jeff Pedersen, optical technician, has worked in the optical field for 30 years and has worked at Chenango Vision since 1998.
Karen Grabo is our office manager and insurance specialist. Michele Birdsall, co-owner, and Kathy Hartman complete our team to keep the office running smoothly.
Dr. Glenn Stein has been practicing optometry at Chenango Vision Center in Norwich, NY since 1994.
Dr. Steinís goal is to provide full scope optometric eye care to the community with a personal touch. His practice at Chenango Vision Center combines modern technology with good old-fashioned service, something that is often missing in todayís fast paced medical office environment. His philosophy of practice is educational, so he believes it is essential to spend time with patients to answer their questions and to educate them about their eye health in a way they can understand.
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Dr. Stein earned a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating with honors. At the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Optometry degree, also graduating with honors in 1989. At PCO he was inducted as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric honor society. As part of his optometric education Dr. Stein received specialty training at The Eye Instituteís Lynch Pediatric and Binocular Vision Center. He also received extensive training in the treatment and management of ocular disease at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia. In the fast evolving field of modern eye care there is always something new to learn, and Dr. Stein regularly continues his education at conferences around the world.
Dale Fox is a NYS licensed optician and contact lens fitter with over 35 years experience in the optical industry. He has worked at Chenango Vision Center since 1996. Dale is a member of the NYS Society of Opticians.