MEET THE DOCTORS:
Dr. Mary C. Beaulieu obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the American International College in Springfield, MA in 1984 and earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 1988. She also went on to do an elective residency program at the Brockton/West Roxbury VA hospital after graduation.
Although she is a western Massachusetts native, she has called East Lyme, CT her home for the last 20 years. Dr. Beaulieu has worked in various eye care offices before associating with Professional Opticians and opened Professional Eyecare, LLC in 2009. She also owns a business which consults to nursing homes and does home care visits.
In 1997, Dr. Beaulieu spent a week in Uganda providing eye exams to the underprivileged in a joint venture between a chapter of the Minnesota Lions Club and one of the predominant churches in Uganda.
Dr. Beaulieu served as a board member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and on the board of directors for the Women's Shelter of Southeastern CT. She currently spends her free time watching her son play high school sports, walking her dogs and gardening.
Dr. Kerry K. O’Neal, O.D., a Connecticut native, is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA where she earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree.
Dr. O’Neal has been practicing optometry in the New London and Waterford areas since 1997. Prior experience included clinical rotations at the Brighton Marine Military Hospital in Brighton, MA, and at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Groton, CT. She received additional clinical training at the OMNI Eye Services of New Jersey, a secondary and tertiary eye care facility where she worked closely with several ophthalmologists in various subspecialties including complex cataract extraction, glaucoma, cornea and retina. Dr. O’Neal also participated in the advanced and specialty contact lens fitting program at the New England Eye Institute in Boston and has extensive experience in fitting basic, toric, therapeutic, prosthetic and bifocal contact lenses. Additionally, she has extensive experience in cataract, LASIK and refractive surgery co-management and in treatment and management of ocular disease.
Dr. O’Neal has been involved in mission work in Merida Mexico providing eye care and glasses to the underprivileged. She enjoys playing the piano and served on the Board of Directors for Piano Works, a non-profit organization designed to bring musical entertainment and exposure to down town New London as part of the New London revitalization project. She also enjoys dancing, reading, hiking, making stained-glass art, and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.
Dr. Sanborn was born and raised in New Hampshire. He received his bachelor's degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, and later received his doctorate in optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Following graduation, he was received into a residency program in advanced ocular disease at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Manchester, NH.
Dr. Sanborn is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has presented research posters at annual meetings and lectured at a state organization meeting. His areas of specialty include ocular disease, contact lens fitting, dry eye management, and providing low vision services for those individuals with reduced vision.
Dr. Sanborn moved to Connecticut in 2013 with his wife, Dr. Meghan Lamoureux. Since then, they have enjoyed exploring the seacoast and hiking. His hobbies include playing guitar and piano, as well as more adventurous activities such as skiing, mountain biking, surfing and paragliding. He also has become an avid woodworking in his free time.
Dr. Lamoureux grew up in southern New Hampshire and completed her undergraduate studies in Boston, MA at Fisher College and Suffolk University. External clinical rotations included working at the South End Community Health Center and at Eye Centers of South Florida.
While in optometry school, she was elected vice president of the Lion's Club. During her involvement, the club was able to organize enough fundraising to sponsor a children's book to be printed in braille by the National Braille Press (who work to help empower those who are blind). She completed her doctorate of optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 2012. She continued her optometric training at the residency program at the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Bedford, MA with a focus on ocular disease and geriatric care.
In her spare time, Dr. Lamoureux enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.