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Our Doctors

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Newport Optical the leading provider of vision care products and services in Newport.


Dr. FranciseFrancis L. Pinard, O.D.

Dr. Francis Pinard is a 1984 graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont and received his doctorate training at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He has been in practice in Newport for over 25 years. In May 2014, Dr. Pinard added Green Mountain Eye Care in Morrisville, VT to the Newport Optical family.

Dr. Pinard specializes in contact lenses fitting, primary eye care, ocular trauma, and Lasik and cataract surgery consultations/co-management. Dr. Pinard also has extensive training in ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and ocular-systemic disease diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Pinard is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Vermont Optometric Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is the Past-President of the Vermont Optometric Association and a delegate to the American Optometric Association. Dr. Pinard also serves on the Vermont State Board of Optometrists.

Dr. Pinard has resided in the Newport area for over 25 years. He is an active member in the community. His involvement includes: Past-President Derby Lions Club, Past-President Newport Kiwanis Club, member Parish Council St. Mary Star of the Sea, and Board of Directors North Country Union High School DECA. For over 15 years, Dr. Pinard has also contributed his time to local school and youth sports organizations including Newport Town Elementary School soccer/basketball coach, North Country Junior High School soccer/basketball coach, Derby Wildcats Soccer Coach and AAU Basketball. He continues to volunteer his time in a variety of ways within the community.


Donaher, BrookeBrooke Donaher, O.D.

Dr. Brooke Donaher graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010 with a BA in Biology. In 2014 she earned her Doctorate in Optometry at Pennsylvania College of Optometry including an Advanced Studies degree in the Anterior Segment of the Eye.

Dr. Donaher moved to Chicago to complete a one-year Residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision Eye Care at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital. Her expertise includes primary eye-care, contact lenses and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Donaher brings a special interest in Low Vision Eye Care, a set of skills for addressing lifestyle change and optical devices for patients with vision disabling conditions that help individuals continue their activities of daily living. Dr. Donaher along with her family fostered two german shepherd puppies prior to their training to be guide dogs for the blind.

Dr. Donaher is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Vermont Optometric Association and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is currently licensed to practice in both Vermont and Connecticut.

Dr. Donaher, originally from Fairfield Connecticut, is excited to be joining both the Newport and Morrisville teams. If you do not find her in the office, she is likely skiing, hiking or reading. In addition to her breadth of knowledge and skills she brings an energetic and friendly face to the team.


Sean Pinard, O.D.

Dr. Francis L Pinard is excited to announce that Dr. Sean Pinard OD has joined the Newport Optical Family. Dr. Sean will be seeing patients at both Newport Optical and Green Mountain Eye Care in Morrisville.

Dr. Sean Pinard graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Biology. In 2017 he earned his Doctorate in Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Pinard completed his training after working in Southeast Alaska, Memphis, Tennessee and Cumberland, Maryland. His expertise includes primary eye-care, contact lenses, pediatric care, and ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Pinard is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Vermont Optometric Association.

Dr. Pinard grew up in Newport Center, Vermont and graduated from North Country Union High School in 2009. In his free time, Dr. Pinard enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time on the lake. He is excited to be back in the area and to be joining both the Newport and Morrisville teams.