Meet the experienced and friendly doctor, Francis L. Pinard, who makes 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 30 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 past Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is the Past-President of the Vermont Optometric Association and a previous delegate to the American Optometric Association. Dr. Pinard currently serves as chairperson on the Vermont State Board of Optometrists. Dr. Pinard proudly serves as the Administrator of Vermont for the nationally recognized health care alliance, Vision Source.
Dr. Pinard has resided in the Newport area for over 35 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.