Meet Our Staff

Staff Susan E. HalsteadSusan E. Halstead

Title: Owner, Optician

Degrees/Certifications: American Board Opticianry Certified, Fellow of the National Academy of Opticians; Member of the New York State Society of Opticians, the Optician’s Association of America, and the Contact Lens Society of America.

Years with the Practice: 23 years , Worked as Dr. Ling's optician from 1993 until purchasing the practice from him in 1997

About Susan: Council Chair of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Committee; Member of the Saratoga Centennial Committee; Member of The Flower and Fruit Mission of Saratoga Hospital; Former Chair, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; past Treasurer and Vice-Chair of Communication; served for 9 years on Wesley Board in numerous capacities from Event Chair to Treasurer; former Soroptomist; former member of the Board of Directors of Saratoga Bridges; married to Jeffrey Halstead, music educator at Saratoga Springs High School; son, Bradley, lives in Beacon, New York.

Dr Kimberly DobrodziejDr. Kimberly A. Dobrodziej

Title: Optometrist

Degrees and Certifications: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)

Years with the Practice: 1

About Dr. Dobrodziej:A graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University; part of the Advanced Care in Pediatrics while interning at The Eye Institute of Philadelphia. Participant in a mission trip to Milot, Haiti with VOSH PA and the CRUDEM Foundation. Kim enjoys staying active as a YMCA member, ice skating, skiing and hiking; guilty pleasure: Dancing with the Stars!

Jennifer GrassiJennifer Grassi

Title: Office Manager, Optician, Marketing Director

Degrees and Certifications: American Board Opticianry Certified

Years with the Practice: 7

Favorite Frame Line: Kate Spade and Adidas

About Jen: Loves Saratoga, the outdoors, staying in shape, exploring new foods and music, and Family Vision Care Center

Belinda BouchardBelinda Bouchard

Title: Front Desk Manager

Years with the Practice: 9

Favorite Frame Line: Lafont and Face a Face

About Belinda: She along with her husband, Dave, and their son, Steven, have lived in Saratoga Springs since 1988. Her long-time presence and community service make her the perfect individual to greet our patients daily. Belinda enjoys reading historical fiction, trail walking and making serendipitous finds at flea markets. Autumn is her favorite season for the beautiful colors that it brings, “treating” children on Halloween (leaving the “tricking” to Susan and her goulish friends), and the abundance of low-budget Sy-Fy movies available through the month of October.

Joanne BillingtonJoanne Billington

Title: Billing and Insurance Coordinator

Years with the Practice: 11

Favorite Frame Line: Kliik, Kate Spade and of course, LaFont

About Joanne: mother of 4; happily married to Rich; has 8 pets; health nut; believes that the cup is always half full; loves to visit her family in Florida

Dilyana BellDilyana Bell

Title: Doctor's Assistant

Years with the Practice: 1

Favorite Frame Line: Gucci

About Dilyana: Originally from Bulgaria, Dilyana moved from Key West and married in Saratoga in 2014. She studied history and English in Bulgaria. Dilyana loves the old rich history of Saratoga Springs. She is always friendly and greets every patient with a warm smile. Favorite quote: "We all can make the world a better place only if we stick together."

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Title: Optician Assistant

Years with the Practice: 1

Favorite Frame Line: l.a. Eyeworks & Etnia Barcelona

About Vico: Raised in Celaya, Mexico. Moved to NY as an exchange student in high school and fell in love with Saratoga Springs. Currently working towards an Associates in Business Administration. Vico is fluent in Spanish and enjoys assisting spanish speaking patients during their eye exams. She loves traveling, summer days on the boat, farmer markets, tea, spontaneous adventures and all of it next to boyfriend Matthew and pom Mia.

Phil PrimePhil Prime

Title: New York State and Nationally licensed Optician and Contact Lens Examiner

Degrees and Certifications: American Board Opticianry Certified, Fellow of the National Academy of Opticians, Contact Lens Examiner

Years with the Practice: 16

About Phil: Proud Army Veteran; has two children, Hayden and Pierce; enjoys working on cars and restoring houses