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 30 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 past Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is the Past-President of the Vermont Optometric Association and a previous delegate to the American Optometric Association. Dr. Pinard currently serves as chairperson on the Vermont State Board of Optometrists. Dr. Pinard proudly serves as the Administrator of Vermont for the nationally recognized health care alliance, Vision Source.
Dr. Pinard has resided in the Newport area for over 35 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.
Dr. Craig T. Volpe
After graduating from 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.