Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Newport Optical the leading provider of vision care products and services in Newport.
Francis 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.
Sara Lemay, O.D.
Dr. LeMay attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology with high honors.
She received her doctoral training from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Dr. LeMay is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA). She enjoys volunteering for the Special Olympics Open Eyes Program. She has organized and volunteered in clinics in Jamaica, Colombia, and Belarus.
John Adams, O.D.
Dr. Adams graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 2009 with clinical rotations in Tampa, FL, Lexington, KY, and Memphis, TN.
Dr. Adams grew up on his family’s dairy farm near Rochester, NY and frequently explored the Adirondacks as an Eagle Scout. He served in the U.S. Army for eight years as a Blackhawk helicopter flight engineer while completing his undergraduate studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently a USAF Lieutenant Colonel serving part-time in the Vermont Air National Guard as the Chief of Optometric Services.
Dr. Adams and his wife have also volunteered at several eye clinics partnered with Lions Club International in order to serve indigenous people across the Caribbean, South America, and Eastern Europe.