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Ray Ban
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The Eye Care Group Optical Shops

Our opticians are specially trained to help you choose a frame that is flattering and fits your lifestyle and expectations. Plus our optical shop guarantees a one year warranty against frames and lenses breakage. From trendy to utilitarian, we offer a wide spectrum of quality designer and affordable frames, including but limited to:

Frame Brands
Silhouette, Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Oakley, Kate Spade, Gucci, Fendi, Vera Wang, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Banana Republic, Flexon, Takumi, Adidas, Lilly Pulitzer, The original Penguin, Chesterfield, Easy Clip, Charmant, Kliik, Fysh, Elle, Liz Claiborne, Saks Fifth Ave, Line Art

Lens Brands
Varilux, Crizal, Transitions, Xperio UV, Drivewear


Office (203) 597.9100
Fax (203) 597.1696

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Waterbury OpticianChris Ryker – Waterbury Optician

Chris Ryker, the manager of the Optical, Contact Lenses, and Low Vision Departments at The Eye Care Group, has 37 years of experience working as a licensed optician and works in our Waterbury office. Along with Coli Vellali in our contact lens department, Cam Staton in our Southbury office, and Jeff Beckert in our Branford office, our licensed opticians are dedicated to providing superior service and quality eyewear and contact lenses, including Crizal Avance®, Varilux®, Synergeyes®, Transitions®, and polarized lenses as well as the latest in contact lenses. He specializes in fitting Ptosis Crutch glasses, franklin segment bifocals and Hemianopia prisms.


Office (203) 262.1600
Fax (203) 262.8506

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Southbury Optical ShopCamilla Staton – Southbury Optician

Camilla (Cam) Staton received her Optician License in 2004 after graduating with high honors and a degree in Science. Her primary studies were Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing. She is certified by The National Contact Lens Examiners and The American Board of Opticianary. Cam is also a member of The Connecticut Opticians Association.

Cam joined the Eye Care Group in 2005. She is the Optician/Manager of the Southbury Optical Shop. She also works closely with Dr. Draper rehabilitating our many low vision patients. She finds helping patients with vision loss, regain independence using the many low vision devices in her office very rewarding.

Cam is originally from Ohio and now lives in Bethlehem where she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, canoeing, working out, and spending time with her family, especially her twin grand children.


Office (203) 789.2020
Fax (203) 562.6028

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Brenda Bedard – Orange Optician

Brenda Bedard is the Licensed Optician for the Orange location.  Brenda has over 30 years of experience at various levels in the eye care field. From ophthalmic assisting to optical management she enjoys recommending the frame and lens that best suit the patients lifestyle needs. Brenda has been a licensed optician since 2007. She is NCLE and ABO certified.  Brenda brings a level of expertise, compassion and warmth that is appreciated by our clients. Brenda’s interest are physical fitness, antiquing, cooking, and music. In her spare time she loves spending time with her three grandsons.


Office (203) 488.5411
Fax (203) 488.5390

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Branford OpticianJeffrey Beckert – Branford Optician

I started my optical education at a very young age, as an apprentice optician under my father. I continued my education at Middlesex Community College and received my Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing degree in 1994 and passed the licensing exam that same year, to become a Licensed Optician. Coming from a family owned business I strive to provide the same dedicated personal service and the highest quality products to our patients.