Meet Our Eye Doctors
Dr. Monica Wolosinski attended the University of Vermont where she graduated with a bachelors degree in International Studies. She received her doctorate from the Southern College of Optometry. She has been practicing in Middlebury since 2003.
Dr. Dan DaPolito attended Siena College earning a bachelor’s degree in biology. He obtained his doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1988. After serving 4 years in the Military as an optometrist, he and his wife moved to the Middlebury area, where he has been in private practice since 1994.
Dr. Diane DaPolito grew up in Port Jefferson, NY. She attended Duke University and received a bachelor of science degree in Biology. She received her doctorate at Pennsylvania College of Optometry, in Philadelphia, PA. She has been living and practicing in the Middlebury area since 1994.
Dr. Kayla Brenden graduated from New England College of Optometry in 2016 where she was awarded the VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) One and Alumni Scholarships. She grew up in northwest Minnesota before venturing East, graduating from Hamilton College in upstate New York prior to completing optometry school in Boston. Dr. Kayla is a member of the American Optometric Association and has completed externships in Boston, MA, Manchester, NH, Bethel, AK, and Providence, RI and specializes in primary care, specialty contact lenses and pediatric eye care.
Dr. Emily Zimmermann
Dr. Emily Zimmermann graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in May 2020. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University Chicago in 2016. She has a special interest in pediatrics and low vision services. Dr. Emily is excited to be in Vermont to explore the beautiful landscapes and get to know the friendly community.
Meet Our Staff
Edward L Barnard, A.B.O.C – Ed has been a practicing Licensed Optician in Vermont since 1999. He is available to help choose just the right frame and prescription lenses to meet your needs. If your glasses are out of adjustment or in need of repair, feel free to stop by and Ed will be happy to assist you!
Allyson Muise, Optician Trainee – Ally is beginning her apprenticeship here in the state of Vermont and will complete her certification by taking the National Optician Competency Examination (NOCE). She is happy to help you choose new frames or adjust your current glasses to fit more comfortably!
Our American Optometric Association (AOA) Certified technicians Jess (Certified Paraoptometric since 2015), Miranda (Certified Paraoptometric since 2018) and Chris (Certified Paraoptometric since 2019) will perform preliminary testing and gather information prior to your visit with our doctors. They have completed testing with the AOA and keep their certifications current by taking classes and continuing education courses. Heather has transitioned from our front desk into helping to perform Visual Fields and OCT’s and soon contact lens instructions!
Front Desk & Reception
Kendall and Tracy will greet you with a smile and a friendly hello! They work hard to help you find appointments that fit your busy schedule and can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage.
Our office manager, Jeanne is available to answer any questions you may have about our practice. She is diligent about keeping our office HIPAA compliant and safe to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic.