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.
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.
Dr. Charles Cyr
Dr. Cyr is a veteran optometric practitioner, having graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1986.
Originally from Maine, he moved to Vermont after procuring a position in an established practice in the Burlington area.
He lives with his wife of 34 years, Abbie Penfield. They settled in Underhill in 1987 and have been there since, having raised 3 children on a gentleman’s farm. They love their animals and have provided a nurturing home for numerous dogs, cats and horses, and chickens.
In his 35 years of practice, Dr. Cyr has provided general optometric services both as an employee and then as owner of his own practice in Williston. Recently he sold his practice and “retired” in December of 2020.
Hearing that a colleague had been in a bad accident and would be out of practice for several months, he offered his services to that colleague’s employer, Dr. Frank Pinard, at Green Mountain Eye Care in Morrisville. He began working there in February 2021. He has enjoyed providing his services to the people of the Lamoille County region and has decided to continue to work part-time for the foreseeable future in Dr. Pinard’s practice.
Dr. John A. Adams
Dr. Adams graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 2009 with clinical rotations in Tampa, FL, Lexington, KY, and Memphis, TN.
Dr. Adams grew up on his family’s dairy farm near Rochester, NY and frequently explored the Adirondacks as an Eagle Scout. He served in the U.S. Army for eight years as a Blackhawk helicopter flight engineer while completing his undergraduate studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently a USAF Lieutenant Colonel serving part-time in the Vermont Air National Guard as the Chief of Optometric Services.
Dr. Adams and his wife have also volunteered at several eye clinics partnered with Lions Club International in order to serve indigenous people across the Caribbean, South America, and Eastern Europe.