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Professional Eyecare



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 30 years.  Dr. Beaulieu has worked in various eye care offices before associating with Professional Opticians and opened Professional Eyecare, LLC in 2009.  Dr. Beaulieu continues to improve her practice with new technologies and treatment options. 


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 traveling with family and friends, walking her dogs and gardening. 

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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.  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 tap and Irish step dancing, reading, hiking, playing piano and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

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Dr. Troy Sanfilippo was born and raised in southeastern CT. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in chemistry at Wheaton College, MA in 2016. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA in 2020. While obtaining his degree, he did external clinical rotations at several sites, including Tallman Eye Associates in MA and Cornea Laser Eye Institute in NJ. 


Dr. Sanfilippo started his optometry career as an intern for Professional Eyecare throughout high school and college.

Outside of work, he has been involved with wildlife rehabilitation for the past 10 years, and in his spare time he enjoys boxing, visiting museums, drawing, and spending time with friends and family.

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Dr. Emma Punsalan is a Southeastern Connecticut native. She attended the University of Connecticut where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Allied Health Sciences with a minor in psychology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA in 2023. Her external clinical rotations included the Groton Naval Health Clinic, the Providence Community Health Center and the Providence Veterans Association Hospital.

Dr. Punsalan began working in optometry at LensCrafters in Manchester, CT while studying at UConn.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, beach days, and spending time outdoors with her loved ones.


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