Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make EyeCare Center of Oneida the leading provider of vision care products and services in Oneida.
The EyeCare Center of Oneida is proud to welcome Dr. Justin Smith to our practice. Dr. Smith was born and raised in Verona New York, where he was a graduate of VVS High School. He received his bachelors of science degree from SUNY Geneseo where he graduated with honors in biophysics. Dr. Smith then moved to Boston, where he completed his doctor of optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry. He completed his clinical externships in primary care and pediatrics. He also completed an ocular disease rotation in Wenzhou, China. Having grown up in the Mohawk Valley, Dr. Smith is excited to return to the area to give back to the community that helped give him the education and life experiences essential to be coming the professional that he is today!
Dr. Ron Poulin is a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and Syracuse University. He did his post graduate work in Chicago at the Illinois College of Optometry where he recieved his Doctor of Optometry degree, Magna Cum Laude in 1975. On October 1, 1975 he began seeing patients in Camden and soon thereafter he began his practice in Oneida.
Dr. Poulin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optmetry (FAAO), and a member and former president of the Mohawk Valley Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He has held many positions within these organizations and most recently has been the Medicare liaison for Upstate New York. Dr. Poulin also has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oneida and is a Paul Harris Fellow within that organization.
Dr. Poulin is continually learning and searching for new and better ways to improve the practice and has a geniune concern for the needs of his patients. Dr. Poulin Currently practices in the Camden and Oneida Offices.
Cindy is a NYS Licensed Optician, and American Board of Opticianry certified who has previously been a pre-test assistant in the EyeCare Center of Oneida. She has been with the office since 2000. She also assists at the front desk, coordinates the contact lens inventory, and helps in the spectacle lens fabrication and finishing lab. She specializes in making everyone feel comfortable during his or her eye exams, especially our youngest patients.
Morgan is our newest Optician apprentice. She is currently enrolled in the National Academy of Opticianry and is being mentored by our head Optician, Cindy. She also assists with pre-testing our patients, performing retinal imaging, and checking in patients.
Miranda is our Optometric Technician. She assists the doctors with pre-testing during your eye health examination; which includes auto-refraction, visual field screenings, fundus photography, and visual acuities. She is also working as an Optician apprentice under the guidance of our head Optician Cindy.
Jordan is currently serving as our Front Desk/Insurance Coordinator and helps to determine what insurance benefits are available to patients. She is the first person you will speak to when you call or stop in to our Oneida office. Her duties include scheduling appointments, billing insurances, and handling any questions that you may have regarding your visit to our office. As an insurance coordinator, she confirms coverage with the insurance company, review benefits with patients, and submit claims for payment.