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Chenango Vision Center
5811 Cty Rd 32
Norwich NY 13815
607-336-2020


Your best choice for all your optical needs
Chenango Vision Center has been providing professional vision care for Norwich and Chenango County since 1985.  We offer comprehensive eye examinations, medical eye care, contact lenses and eyeglasses for the entire family.  The professionals at Chenango Vision Center have the experience you can trust for all of your eye care needs.

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Optician John Birdsall


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.

Dr. Glenn Stein has been practicing optometry at Chenango Vision Center in Norwich, NY since 1994.

Dr. Stein’s 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 today’s 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.

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 Institute’s 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.
Wendy Carroll is a NYS licensed optician who started in the optical field in January 1983. She is a member of the NYS Society of Opticians.

When a child puts on their first pair of glasses and their face lights up with how they can now see the world, or the older person smiles because of their brand new look, or the disabled person beams because she is finally comfortable enough in her glasses to once again be able to read the books she has stacked up waiting... those are the best days in Wendy's opinion and she will work hard to find a way to make you smile about your new glasses, too.
Karen Grabo and Debbie Cripps, our office staff and insurance specialists that keep the office running smoothly.

Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday

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