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The Heart of Dutchess Optometry: Our Red Hook & Poughkeepsie Eye Care Team

Poughkeepsie: 845-471-3650
Red Hook: 845-758-8818
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Kim, Office Manager

Kim's diverse experience, from IBM to medical billing, enriches our practice. As the office manager, she ensures the highest standards of patient care and office efficiency.

LuAnn Hilts, Licensed Optician
With a wealth of experience since 1979, LuAnn is a cornerstone of our optician team. She brings a blend of expertise and warmth to our patients and staff alike.
Heather Sawicky, Licensed Optician

Heather is a Licensed Optician and brings over 15 years of optical experience to our team.

Amy Horetz, Licensed Optician

After a television career, Amy's shift to optometry brought a fresh perspective. She combines her passion for technology with eyewear fashion to enhance patient vision and style.

Jennifer Bakke, Licensed Optician

Jennifer's role in providing specialized eye care and eyewear recommendations is invaluable. Her expertise ensures patients leave with the perfect vision solutions.

Adriene Rodriguez, Apprentice Optician

Adriene, eager to learn and excel, transitioned from optometric technician to apprentice optician. Her goal to become a certified optician by 2025 shows her dedication to optical excellence.

Nicole Wakeley, Apprentice Optician

Nicole's passion for optometry is evident in her attentive care to patients. She assists in various aspects of patient care, making every visit smooth and pleasant.

Emily, Certified Paraoptometric

A dedicated and skilled paraoptometric, Emily plays a crucial role in our team, ensuring patients receive comprehensive and compassionate care during their visits.

Taylor, Optometric Assistant

Taylor's commitment to patient care shines through in every interaction. Her role is pivotal in assisting with eye exams and ensuring patient comfort.

Gina, Optometric Assistant

Gina's smile and friendly attitude greet patients as soon as they enter the office. She makes check-in and check-out a breeze and is there to answer all your insurance questions. Gina has been with the practice since 2014 and enjoys the relationships built with long standing patients and making new patients feel like they have been coming for years. The practice is lucky to have such a dedicated staff member.

Christine, Optometric Assistant

Christine ensures that each patient's experience at our office is seamless from start to finish with her attention to detail and caring approach. Because of her unique sense of style, many patients look to her for opinions on choosing frames!

Gianna, Optometric Assistant

Gianna joined our Dutchess Optometry family with a wealth of optometric skills. She will primarily be one of the friendly faces checking patients in, but her diversity is invaluable and she is frequently called upon to do many other tasks. What a great addition to our team.

OUR POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE HAS OFFICIALLY MOVED!! Our new address is 17 Anya Court, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. For directions, click on HOURS & LOCATIONS.