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Our Team

Our friendly staff is here to meet your every vision health need. They are an integral part of our total team, focused on serving you.

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Pat Colanti

Office Manager
Pat, our office manager, has worked in the optometric field since 1981 and exclusively with Dr. Yeh for over 20 years.  In our office, Pat does everything including processing insurance claims, pre-testing patients, instructing contact lens classes, and repairing and dispensing glasses. She holds a B.S. degree in Biology....
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Dan Donahue

Optical Manager
Dan has been our optical manager since 2012 and brought his 10 years of previous management skills to our optical team.  He holds a BA degree in Business Management and is more than willing to provide superior optical service to our patients.  He is enthusiastic about new lens advancements and providing...
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Laura Crane

Licensed Optician
As a CT Licensed Optician for over two decades, Laura is thrilled to be part of the team at Emily Eye Care. She strongly believes in patient education as part of the overall experience. Not only should you be satisfied with the way you see with your new eyewear, you should love the way they look and feel. Laura is an avid yogi and owns a yoga studio near the University of CT and is also a Certified Life Coach. She looks forward to assisting you!
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Barbara Maxwell

Optometric Technician
Barbara is our trained Optometric Technician and performs visual tests before patients see the doctors, as well as more advanced testing for eye disease since 2011.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Barbara looks forward to welcoming and assisting all patients....
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Todd Vining

Edging Optician
Todd has been with Emily Eye Care since 2010 as our edging optician, using a patternless edger to cut lenses to fit your frames. He also dispenses glasses, keeps track of inventory, and informs you when your glasses are ready. Todd retired from the Department of Correctional Facilites where he was employed for...
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Patti Kline

Billing Manager
For the last eight years, Patti has specialized in insurance coverage and billing.  She holds a B.A. degree in English and taught English as a Second Language before joining our eye care team....
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Nicole York

Receptionist
Nicole is the youngest staff member of Emily Eye Care and she's responsible in assisting the front desk, billing, answering phones, and scheduling appointments. Nicole is also currently in charge of running our new contact lens web store. While Nicole is working she is currently attending college pursuing a degree in...
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Brittany Bone

Receptionist
Brittany went to school for medical billing and coding and plans to receive her certification in that field. Currently Brittany is responsible to checking patients out, taking payments, booking appointments, and verifying insurance coverage's at Emily Eye Care. She is willing to go above and beyond for any of our patients.    
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Emily Sheridan

Receptionist
Emily is our newest receptionist and greets every patient with a smile. Recently Emily has graduated the Medical Assisting program at Asnuntuck Community College. She plans to get her certification in Medical Assisting in the near future. Emily assists patients with checking them in and out, verifying insurances and answering the phone. Shes happy to help every patient in any way she can.