Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make EyeCare Center of Camden the leading provider of vision care products and services in Camden.
Dr. Ron Poulin is a graduate of Jamesville-De Witt High School and Syracuse University. He did his post graduate work in Chicago at the Illinois College of Optometry where he recieved his Doctor of Optometry degree, Magna Cum Laude in 1975. On October 1, 1975 he began seeing patients in Camden and soon thereafter he began his practice in Oneida.
Dr. Poulin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optmetry (FAAO), and a member and former president of the Mohawk Valley Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. He has held many positions within these organizations and most recently has been the Medicare liaison for Upstate New York. Dr. Poulin also has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oneida and is a Paul Harris Fellow within that organization.
Dr. Poulin is continually learning and searching for new and better ways to improve the practice and has a geniune concern for the needs of his patients. Dr. Poulin sees patients in our Camden and Oneida locations.
He and his wife Kathyann Choquette Poulin live in Camden. They enjoy their five children, Chelsey, Timothy, Shelby, Jason, Katelyn and grandchildren, Alea, Malory, Kloe, Sophia, Samuel, Leah, Riley, and Izzy.
Dr. Poulin Currently practices in the Camden and Oneida Offices.
Brandi Coleman joined our practice in December of 2003 and currently sees patients in our locations at Mexico, Camden, and Oneida. A Mohawk Valley native, Dr. Coleman grew up in Verona where she attended the VVS schools. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. John Fisher College, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.
Dr. Coleman is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Optometry where she graduated in the top of her class. She specialized in ocular disease during her externships and completed clinical internships in primary care, contact lens, low vision, in addition to pediatrics & vision therapy. Dr. Coleman was a member of the International Optometric Honor Society and was awarded the Vision Service Plan Scholarship for excellence in the area of primary care. She currently divides her time between the Mexico, Camden, and Oneida offices.
Dr. Coleman is a resident of Brewerton where she enjoys her free time with her husband Sean, and three children Riley, Luke, Sage and Reese.
Dr. Coleman currently practices in the Mexico, Camden, and Oneida Offices.
The EyeCare Center of Camden is proud to welcome Dr. Justin Smith to our practice. Dr. Smith was born and raised in Verona New York, where he was a graduate of VVS High School. He received his bachelors of science degree from SUNY Geneseo and graduated with honors and biophysics. Dr. Smith then move to Boston, where he completed his doctor of optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry. He completed his clinical externships and primary care and pediatrics. He also completed in ocular disease rotation and Wenzhou, China. Having grown up in the Mohawk Valley, Dr. Smith is excited to return to the area to give back to the community that helped give him the educational and life experiences essential to be coming the professional that he is today. Feel free to stop in and meet our newest addition to the team!
Kathy has been with our office since 1986. Kathy has worked as our front desk coordinator, optometric assistant, insurance billing coordinator, and as office manager. She became a NYS Licensed Optician in 1997, giving her the added expertise to assist in all areas of our practice. Kathy also covers for those employees that are ill or on vacation. She truly loves her family, singing and she has a laugh that is contagious. Kathy goes above and beyond making our office feel like a true family. Her wonderful personality and great attitude are a big reason why our patients return year after year. Kathy was born in Camden and presently lives there with her husband Ron, they have five grown children.
Chelsey is a very important member of our staff in many ways. Chelsey came to us with valuable experience and knowledge in the optical field. In her position as office manager, she devotes many hours to the daily activities of Camden, Mexico, & Oneida to ensure that everything works smoothly in each office. Any questions that you have concerning billing, insurance, or special needs can be answered by Chelsey. Under Dr. Poulin’s supervision she has completed an apprenticeship program to become a NYS Licensed Optician. She’s also American Board of Opticianry certified, is a graduate and Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry. Chelsey owns and operates the EyeCare Center of Mexico. She puts the needs of the office first and foremost and isn’t afraid of rolling up her sleeves and doing what needs to be done. Chelsey’s great personality and professionalism are indispensable to our office! Chelsey resides in Camden along with her husband Brian and their children Samuel & Sophia.
Greg has been in the optical profession since 1985, and has been at the Eyecare Center of Camden since 1990. He is a NYS Licensed Optician, is American Board of Opticianry certified, and is a graduate and former Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry. With 20+ years of dispensing experience, Greg’s even-keeled patience, skill, and professionalism ensure that he is able to provide fashionable, comfortable-fitting eyewear for patients from age 9 months to over 90 years old. He has even been known to make “house call” deliveries and perform after-hour emergency repairs! Greg is an experienced contact lens wearer, laser vision correction client, and has tried corneal molding. Representing the fourth and fifth generations, of his family to live in Camden, he and his wife, Michelle, daughters, Katrina and Amanda, live in town. When he is not at work, Greg enjoys pursuing physical fitness, outdoor recreation, and reading, as well as spending time with his family.
Melody has been in the optical profession for 25 years and is a NYS Licensed Optician, and American Board of Opticianry certified. With 22 years of dispensing experience Melody’s skill, and professionalism ensure that she is able to provide fashionable, comfortable-fitting eye wear for patients.
Katie is currently serving as our Front Desk Coordinator. She is the first person you will speak to when you call or stop in to our Camden office. Her duties include scheduling appointments, billing insurances, and handling any questions that you may have regarding your visit to our office.
Lydia has been it the EyeCare Centers of CNY for several years. She currently works in our Camden, Oneida & Mexico offices, and brings with her a background in the optical field. She performs all of the preliminary test that helps the Doctors obtain an accurate prescription for your eye glasses and or contact lenses. She also performs eye health test such as visual fields and fundus photography that helps ensure the health of every patients eyes. Lydia resides in Camden with her children Hannah & Ethan.
Kelly, our Optometric Technician, currently works in our Camden & Mexico offices. She performs pre-tests to assist the Doctors during your eye health examination; which include Visual Field Screening, Fundus Photography, Auto-Refract and Visual Acuities. With her warm smile, friendliness & compassion towards patients she will certainly put you at ease.
Adja has been an important member of our staff in the Camden office since the spring of 2001. She initially began working with patients performing the pre-testing required to get a thorough exam, and assisted Dr. Poulin while he performed the examination. Adja, now a part time employee, currently assists with various projects behind the scenes which include, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), maintaining the EyeCare Centers of CNY websites, and their social media accounts. Adja, her husband Scott & son Ty, reside in Redfield.