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Northampton Vision Specialists Staff

Karin J. Chevalier, Office Manager/Optician

KarenKarin has worked alongside Dr. Ruggiero for over 20 years as the Optician and Office Manager for Northampton Vision Specialists. Each day, Karin puts to use her many years of experience to provide warm and expert care to patients. Whether she’s taking complex measurements for a stroke victim’s prism glasses, fitting a toddler to an adorable pair of eyeglasses or helping a teenager choose a stylish frame, Karin always gives 100 percent.

Michelle S. Dilts, Vision Therapy Coordinator and Senior Optometric Technician

MichelleMichelle has worked with Dr. Ruggiero at Northampton Vision Specialists for 10 years as the Vision Therapy Coordinator and Senior Optometric Technician. Her caring expertise is evident in everything she does, whether it’s providing direct optometric vision therapy to an autistic preteen, coaxing a tentative child to cooperate during technical measurements or communicating with patients and their families.

Karlyn Frye, Occupational/Vision Therapist 

Karlyn FryeWe are very pleased to welcome Karlyn Frye, MOT, OTR/L to our clinical team. Karlyn has a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and brings with her several years of experience working with school age children.

Karlyn’s multidisciplinary training provides her with a unique perspective that enhances the practice’s ability to help all our patients do the things they want or need to do, no matter what challenges they face. Her experience as an occupational/vision therapist perfectly equips her to work with patients in the integration of the visual and sensorimotor systems.

Everyone we have been in contact with at the office is so professional and so nice! Things seem to run smoothly, which creates a relaxed environment for everyone involved. The children’s nook is pretty great, too!

Noah’s mom

Florence, MA

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