Business profile: North Fork Optical

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Optician and co-owner Brian Gerard (from left), optometrist and co-owner Dr. David Eilbert, frame stylist Gina Olmsted and optometric assistant Jenna Gabelman.

Owners: Dr. David Eilbert, optometrist, and Brian Gerard, optician

Year established: 1981

Location: Mattituck Center, 10095 Main Road

Phone: 298-9555

Number of employees: 4

North Fork Optical has been serving the North Fork community for over 30 years. Dr. Eilbert performs exams for eyeglasses and all varieties of contact lenses. He also treats eye problems such as infections, foreign body removal and many eye diseases, and works closely with area specialists on more complex cases. Assistant Jenna Gabelman schedules appointments and assists the doctor by conducting valuable screening tests. In addition, Dr. Eilbert co-manages with specialists in laser vision correction for patients who seek this option.

“We’ve recently moved to a beautiful new office around the corner in the same shopping center,” said optician Brian Gerard, “with new medical equipment” and a soothing, sophisticated color scheme.

Mr. Gerard and office manager and frame stylist Gina Olmsted work closely with patients, giving special attention to helping them look and see their best. North Fork Optical offers a wide array of frames to suit a range of budgets and tastes. They also carry a selection of nonprescription sunglasses.

The goal at North Fork Optical, the owners say, is to “provide patients with the most professional care possible, while still maintaining a neighborhood atmosphere.”

North Fork Optical accepts many vision and health insurance plans, including Davis, VSP, Spectera and Eyemed.

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