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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Consumer Optical the leading provider of vision care products and services in Schenectady.

Dr. Albert M. Morier, O.D., M.A.

Dr. Morier started practicing in Rotterdam in 1983. He is a 1975 graduate of SUNY at Geneseo in Biology and a 1982 Honors Graduate of SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. Dr. Morier finished a Master’s in Biology from Geneseo in May, 2008. He lectures all over the United States on Dry Eye therapy, contact lenses and treating the visually impaired. He has lectured for Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Allergan Pharmaceuticals and Acuvue contact lenses. He is a national authority on the ocular manifestations of a lysosomal storage disorder, Fabry Disease. He speaks annually to 12 colleges around the country including Ohio State, Indiana University, University of Oklahoma and University of Houston.

Dr. Morier sat on the State Board of Optometry within the NY Sate Education Department/ Office of the Professions for 10 years.

He completed an internship in Low Vision Care at the New York Association for the Blind, The Lighthouse, in Manhattan. Dr. Morier was Chair of the Low Vision Committee of the New York State Optometric Association from 1986 to 2019. He is the Medical Consultant to the New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped.

Since 1990, Dr. Morier has worked 1 1/2 days a week at the Lion’s Eye Institute, first in Pediatrics for 2 years then in Cornea for 20 years. For the past 8 years he practiced with the Glaucoma Consultants of the Capital Region.He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical College.

His most important accomplishments, with his college sweetheart Nancy, are his four daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Dr. Thomas Morrissey, O.D.

Dr Morrissey brings over 35 years of experience working in a multi-disciplined health center to our office. We are very pleased to have him on our staff on a part time basis. Dr Morrissey is a graduate of S.U.C. at Geneseo and the State University of New York, College of Optometry in New York City. He practices full scope Primary Care Optometry.

Robert J. McClure O.D., M.S.

Dr. McClure, a Northeastern Ohio native received his Bachelor of Science (1973) and Master of Science (1975) in Botany from The Ohio State University. He continued his education at O.S.U., receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1981. After beginning his professional career in Ohio, he and his family relocated to the Capital District in 1988. He has practiced Optometry in several local settings, joining Dr. Morier at Consumer Optical in 2018. Dr. McClure looks forward to your next vision exam!

Photo of Dr. KatrinaDr. Katrina Karpinski OD, FAAO, Diplo. ABO

Originally from Red Hook NY, Dr. Karpinski joined Consumer Optical in 2021 after completing her residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Hudson Valley VA Hospital. She is a 2016 graduate of SUNY Oneonta in Biology and of MCPHS School Of Optometry in 2020 with awards in optometric methods and her senior capstone project. Her student internships included Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, Togus Maine VA Hospital and Hazelton Eye Specialists where she was exposed to a range of practice modalities including pediatric care, ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. During her Residency at the Hudson Valley VA she became proficient in managing complex eye conditions such a glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye disease and other disorders of the anterior and posterior segment. Dr. Karpinski is a Board Certified Optometrist and a Fellow of the American of Optometry earning both distinctions in 2021. She is also a certified fitter of Cooper Vision’s MiSight myopia control contact lenses for pediatric patients.

Outside of the office Dr. Karpinski enjoys hiking the Adirondacks, reading a good mystery novel and trying new restaurants. She is glad to call the capital district her new home.

Steven D. Roullier – Optician

Steve has been in the optical field for over 25 years. He is a New York State licensed Optician and contact lens fitter. He brings both a both retail establishment and private practice experience to our office. Steve is straight to the point with your optical needs. We are excited to have him as part of our optical team.

Stephanie LaDeaux – Optician

Stephanie has been involved in many aspects of the optical field.  In 2015 Stephanie became a New York State licensed Optician.

Kathryn Thompson – Contact Lens Technician

Kathy has been in our practice since 1987. Her primary responsibilities are in contact lenses, however, she is well trained in all aspects of our office. Kathy provides an honest, friendly approach with our customers.

Elisa G. Fowler – Optician & Store Manager

Elisa has been in the optical field for 37 years. She is a New York state-licensed optician. She has worked throughout the local area in retail as well as private practice. She has been at Consumer Optical for over 4 years.

Nick Kyriakides

Nick has been involved in the optical industry for over 7 years, working in Seattle, WA before moving back to Upstate NY in 2019. He’s a NY State Licensed Optician and has been part of the Consumer Optical family for over 4 years. He looks forward to helping to fulfill all your optical needs.