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Our Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Green Mountain Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Morrisville.

Dr. Francis L. Pinard, OD

Dr. Francis Pinard is a 1984 graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont and received his doctorate training at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been in practice in Newport for over 25 years. In May 2014, Dr Pinard added Green Mountain Eye Care in Morrisville, VT to the Newport Optical family.

Dr. Pinard specializes in contact lenses fitting, primary eye care, ocular trauma, and Lasik and cataract surgery consultations/co-management. Dr. Pinard also has extensive training in ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and ocular-systemic disease diagnosis and treatment.

Dr Pinard is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Vermont Optometric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is the Past-President of the Vermont Optometric Association and a delegate to the American Optometric Association. Dr. Pinard also serves on the Vermont State Board of Optometrists.

Dr. Pinard has resided in the Newport area for over 25 years. He is an active member in the community. His involvement includes: Past-President Derby Lions Club, Past-President Newport Kiwanis Club, member Parish Council St. Mary Star of the Sea, and Board of Directors North Country Union High School DECA. For over 15 years, Dr. Pinard has also contributed his time to local school and youth sports organizations including Newport Town Elementary School soccer/basketball coach, North Country Junior High School soccer/basketball coach, Derby Wildcats Soccer Coach and AAU Basketball. He continues to volunteer his time in a variety of ways within the community.

Sean Pinard, O.D.

Dr. Francis L Pinard is excited to announce that Dr. Sean Pinard OD has joined the Newport Optical Family. Dr. Sean will be seeing patients at both Newport Optical and Green Mountain Eye Care in Morrisville.

Dr. Sean Pinard graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Biology. In 2017 he earned his Doctorate in Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Pinard completed his training after working in Southeast Alaska, Memphis, Tennessee and Cumberland, Maryland. His expertise includes primary eye-care, contact lenses, pediatric care, and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Pinard is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Vermont Optometric Association.

Dr. Pinard grew up in Newport Center, Vermont and graduated from North Country Union High School in 2009. In his free time, Dr. Pinard enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time on the lake. He is excited to be back in the area and to be joining both the Newport and Morrisville teams.

Dr. Craig T. Volpe

After graduating from the Boston’s own New England College of Optometry in 2016, Dr. Volpe completed a year long residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at the White River Junction VA Hospital here in Vermont. At the WRJ Eye Clinic, a clinic with close connections to ophthalmology, ocular plastics, and retinal surgeons, Dr. Volpe was routinely diagnosing and managing diseases not only unique to the eye- such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age related macular degeneration- but also ocular disease as it relates to systemic health. These conditions more commonly include diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, vascular compromise, and the exacerbation of autoimmune conditions.

Dr. Volpe is a licensed optometrist in the State of Vermont and is a member of the Vermont Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

After graduating from Burlington College in 2003 with a self-designed degree in Ecological Design, Dr. Volpe initially sought a career as a carpenter on the South Shore of Boston where he grew up. When the market crashed, he reassessed his situation and sought out a career in optometry because of the close interactions with the eyes and our systemic health, along with an understanding that vision plays a heavy hand in both our livelihoods and quality of life.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Volpe enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, biking, live music, bonfires, and playing Settlers of Catan and is currently trying to remove himself from the oppression of the Catan’s present Omnipotent Ruler, his girlfriend. Resistance has proven to be futile thus far.