Gary King began his career at The Optical Center shortly after graduating from The Opticians School of Framingham in 1975. He has been the owner, with his wife Cindy, since 1989. With over 35 years of experience in eyewear dispensing and optical lab work, Gary still finds opticianry both challenging and rewarding. He always welcomes new customers and has many loyal customers who have been coming to The Optical Center for forty years or more. He holds a Vermont opticians license and is American Board of Opticianry Certified. He served on The Vermont Board of Opticians for 10 years. Gary resides in St. Albans.  In his leisure time, he enjoys all forms of fishing, and spending time with his family; his wife Cindy, two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He also enjoys collecting antique and vintage eyewear and has amassed a collection numbering in the hundreds, many of which can be seen on display at the store.

Nathan Mitchell wandered onto the property back in 2000 longing for a fulfilling, challenging career. Hired purely for entertainment value, we soon discovered that he actually loved the optical world, and helping customers pick out and create unique eyewear. After successfully completing his three-year apprenticeship program, Nathan passed his American Board of Opticianry competency exam and became a Vermont licensed optician.

As a father to four wonderful children, and an avid golfer, Nathan has the patience of a saint, and the eye of the tiger…both absolutely necessary for this line of work!