40 Enon Street
Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 922-5996 office
(978) 922-5997 fax
Mon, Tues, Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wed, Thurs – 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED

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John Parrelli, RDO, FCLSA, NCLE-AC

John Parrelli, LDO, FCLSA, NCLE-AC,the founder of Parrelli Optical, is a licensed optician, contact lens specialist, and certified refractionist. He is a member of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts, the Contact Lens Society of America, and the National Academy of Opticianry. He primarily sees patients in the Cambridge and Beverly offices.John’s interest in optics began in his early teens and was nurtured by several mentors in the industry. In 1978, after 18 years of working for and learning from other professionals, he was ready to strike out on his own and opened the first Parrelli Optical office at 62 Boylston Street in Boston, MA. As the practice has grown, John has never lost sight of his core values or his enthusiasm for tackling the most challenging cases, which has become the practice’s specialty.“It’s the challenging fits — either spectacles or contact lenses — that drive me. I believe that every patient can be helped, and I won’t stop until we’ve achieved great vision for even the most challenging case.”

Jeffrey S. Bird, RDO, ABO-M, NCLE-AC

Jeffrey S. Bird, RDO, ABO-M, NCLE-AC.After working with industrial optics for several years, Jeffrey discovered professional eyewear design. Returning to school, he prepared for the certification examination at the Optical Institute of New England while working as an apprentice optician. Jeffrey was licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Registered Dispensing Optician in 1978. In addition, he holds accreditation from the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLC). His continued studies, writings and wide ranging experience lead to designation as a Master Optician in 1996. His commitment to life-long learning saw Jeffrey receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Salem State College in order to assure the company’s business practices rival the patient satisfaction levels that their professional services provided.The success in this arena has seen Parrelli Optical voted “Best on the Northshore” routinely over the last ten years. Today, Jeffrey specializes in contact lens fitting, with a particular interest in lenses for astigmatism and corrections for the bifocal wearer.“I am relentless in my pursuit of the comfort and vision of my contact lens patients.”

Cynthia Hutchins, RDO, ABOC

Cynthia Hutchins, RDO, ABOC,joined Parrelli Optical in 1985 as an apprentice optician, continuing her optical education at Newbury College. She became a licensed optician in 1988. Cynthia manages the Beverly office where she supervises the design and dispensing of eyewear, the on-site production facility, and the office’s daily operations. She specializes in the design and fabrication of eyewear.Cynthia works closely with her clients, helping them select a frame that fits comfortably and compliments their face shape and personal color considerations. She then employs the most effective lens design to assure her patients optimal vision. Cynthia is renown in the organization for her acute awareness of the smallest details and is sought out by many clients for her expertise.Cynthia attended Salem State College. She is a member of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts and the Contact Lens Society of America.“After 25 years with Parrelli Optical, I have a following that spans generations. To me that’s success!”

Kevin Diaz, RDO, ABOC, NCLE

Kevin Diaz, RDO, ABOC, NCLE,joined the Parrelli team in 1985. He has been a licensed optician and contact lens fitter since 1984. Kevin is a graduate of Newbury College with a degree in ophthalmic optics. He specializes in designing and fitting eyewear using the latest material innovations to customize eyewear for his clients. Kevin is practiced in the fabrication of eyewear and enjoys handcrafting glasses for his patients.Kevin is also a certified contact lens fitter who is particularly skilled in training and dispensing for patients who may have difficulties with contact lens handling. Kevin spends his time between the Beverly and North Andover locations.“I enjoy all the challenges that designing the perfect vision correction for my clients presents!”

Dan Liporto, RDO, ABOC, Retired

. Dan Liporto, RDO, ABOCDan Liporto, RDO, ABOC,joined Parrelli Optical in 1993 as an apprentice optician, and after passing the ABO certification exam in 1994, received his Massachusetts state opticians license in 1997. Before joining the Parrelli staff, Dan was an adult education teacher. He is a graduate of Merrimack College with a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. Dan also furthered his study of optics by completing the American Association of Opticians certificate course in refractometry.Dan’s skill in frame selection and knowledge of modern lens design enable him to fit patients with the frames and lenses that are right for them. These talents combine to assure that his clients feel good, look good, and see well. Dan demonstrates his versatility and team spirit by dividing his time between the Beverly and North Andover offices.He is a member of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts, the Contact Lens Society of America, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Opticianry.“Over the 17 years that I have been in the optical industry, I have been constantly impressed by the tremendous technological advances in every area. There has never been a more exciting time to be an optician.”

Linda Morse, RDO, ABOC, NCLE

Linda Morse, RDO, ABOC, NCLE,joined Parrelli Optical in 2004 after working in an independent optometrist’s office for two years. She has successfully completed the state apprenticeship program and is  licensed in Massachusetts as a dispensing optician. The Company’s belief in continuing education is reflectedin Linda’s commitment to advanced learning as she was further certified as a Contact Lens Technician in 2009. She is also a member of the Contact Lens Society of America.Linda uses her strong fashion instinct to help patients select the frame that’s right for them. Behind the scenes in the lab, she is skilled in fabricating all types of eyeglass mountings, including plastic, metal, grooved rimless, and drilled rimless. Linda is also one of the “go to” people concerning technical expertise with computer software and programming.For all of her hard work and assistance, Linda was chosen by her peers to receive the 2010 “Best in Sight” award. This award summarizes the highest ideals and performance by a member of the Parrelli team.

“Starting a second career was very scary, but luckily for me I found the Parrelli family.”

Kathy Pavenski

Katherine Pavenskiis the office administrator in our Beverly office, and joined Parrelli Optical in 2000. She greets patients, schedules eye exams and contact lens fittings, and verifies and clarifies patients’ insurance eligibility and benefits. She is also responsible for updating patient information and maintaining contact lens information in the database.Katherine is known as the epitome of multitasking as she manages the records and daily schedules for four doctors and three contact lens practitioners. She earned a certificate in medical office management from Marian Court College in 1998.“I look forward to coming to the office. I work with a great team of people and I love to satisfy our patients.”

Rebekah Mongeau, ABOC

Rebekah Mongeau, ABOC, Rebekah has worked in the optical industry for over 5 years. She hails from Columbus, Ohio where she is a licensed optician. Rebekah is also nationally credentialed with the American Board of Opticianry. She is currently working as an apprentice in order to become licensed in the state of Massachusetts.

Rebekah is also a Masters student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She came across the Parrelli family quite fortuitously one fall day in September of 2013 and has been here ever since. Rebekah enjoys the technical side of the optical industry, but her true devotion is a love of fashion! Her greatest joy comes from helping women, men, and children choose the best frame for their face and personal style.

“Over the 17 years that I have been in the optical industry, I have been constantly impressed by the tremendous technological advances in every area. There has never been a more exciting time to be an optician.”

Elisa Hornedo ABOC, NCLEC

Elisa Hornedo ABOC, NCLEC joined the Parrelli Optical team in May of 2014. She is a Certified Optician with knowledge of all aspects of eyewear design. Elisa is also a Certified Contact Lens Techincian with an interest in fitting contact lenses She enjoys both spectrums of her career and is devoted to her patient needs.

Elisa’s interest in Opticianry was inspired by her father. He has been a licensed optician for more than 25 years. When Elisa was a young girl growing up in the Bronx, her father would to take her to “bring your daughter to work day.” When Elisa was 13-years-old, her family moved to Methuen, Massachusetts where she still resides.

Her father’s passion, combined with Elisa’s boundless curiosity about Opticianry, led her to study eyecare and work toward licensure. In 2012 Elisa enrolled at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) to obtain her degree in Opticianry. At BFIT, Elisa excelled in her studies. She found subjects such as ophthalmic optics, the principles and practices of Opticianry, and contact lens theory exciting.

The completion of her course work combined with her practical experience lead Elisa to the certifications she holds today. Her commitment to the field and her enjoyment oflearning, will allow her to continue to grow professionally. Elisa is also a member of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts and the Contacts Lens Society of America.

“I like challenges because it is the only way I can learn to better myself.”

Our Independent Optometrists

Peter Bridger, O.D.

Peter Bridger, O.D.,graduated from The New England College of Optometry with a doctor of optometry degree. Before joining Parrelli Optical in 1988, Dr. Bridger provided comprehensive eye care at an independent optical company which he also co-managed.Dr. Bridger earned his undergraduate degree at Northeastern University, where he conducted research in the field of vision. He trained at the Jocelyn Diabetic Center and has expertise in diabetic vision care.

Dr. Stacey Bean, Optometrist

Dr. Stacy Bean , Optometrist,Stacy Bean completed her undergraduate studies earning a Bachelor’s of Art in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Her lifelong interest in good vision led to her graduation from the New England College of Optometry in 1993. Dr. Bean immediately entered into private practice. She specializes in complete family eyecare, examining and treating entire families from children to grandparents. Dr. Bean is uniquely qualified to prescribe eyeglasses and to design and fit contact lenses. In addition, she is skilled at detecting, diagnosing and co-managing eye health concerns. Her affiliation with Parrelli Optical began in 1999.When not actively caring for her patients, Dr. Bean loves to be outdoors with her husband and two children.“The eye has always fascinated me, I was the only member of my family with perfect vision and I want everyone to be able to see to their fullest potential.”

Dr. Karen Lewis, Optometrist

Dr. Karen Lewis, Optometrist,Karen Lewis graduated from Gordon College with Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology. Her interest in sight led to several years researching vision at the University of Massachusetts. That work led Karen to focus on patient care. Furthering her education, Dr. Lewis received her doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1984. She has extensive experience in family eyecare, including contact lens fitting, eye surgery co-management, adult eye care and eye care for children. Dr. Lewis is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is board certified in ocular pharmaceutical agents. Her training and experience allow her to diagnose, treat, manage or co-manage all eye conditions.When she is not in the office Dr. Lewis enjoys hiking, biking and beachcombing with her husband and three children.

David S. Metsch, O.D.

David S. Metsch, O.D., earned his doctor of optometry degree from The Indiana School of Optometry, and a BS degree from North Carolina State University. He trained at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Roxbury, MA, and has expertise in hospital-based optometry. In 2003, Dr. Metsch was named “Young Optometrist of the Year for Massachusetts” by the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.Before joining Parrelli Optical in 1998, Dr. Metsch taught at The New England College of Optometry. He has served on the executive board of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists for many years.