Originally from the Berkshires, Dr. DeLugan received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from North Adams State College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. He completed his Doctorate in Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, graduating with honors, and inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. He is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometry and the American Optometric Association. Dr. DeLugan currently lives on the South Shore and enjoys spending his free time with his wife Christine, their four children, and his adored Jack Russell Terriers.
Dr. Thurm grew up in Boston and is a graduate of Boston Latin School. He completed his degree in Zoology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Cum Laude). Dr. Thurm obtained his doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Massachusetts Society of Optometry. In his spare time, Dr. Thurm enjoys cycling, hiking, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with his wife and children.
Dr. Angela Tchao was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Psychology from the University of Washington. She worked as a Research Technician at Seattle Children’s Research Institute prior to pursuing Optometry. Dr. Tchao completed her doctorate in Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, graduating with honors. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Tchao currently resides on the South Shore and enjoys hiking, taking on new crafts (crocheting and puzzles), and spending time with her husband Alfredo and their rambunctious mini-Husky, Cid.
Jodi is our Office Manager and licensed optician and has been with our team since 2007. She began her optical career by chance when she was seventeen and has excelled in the field since then. She enjoys working with many of our long-time patients helping them choose new eyewear year after year. In her spare time, she and her husband love to watch their son play baseball and their daughters’ horseback riding competitions. She also loves her two dogs, Jessie and Milo.
Meg has had many experiences in her optical career from working in corporate settings to owning her own optical. She joined our team in 2015 and brings her experience to our office with helping patients select eyewear and has extensive knowledge with contact lenses. Meg and her husband enjoy visiting their daughter in Washington DC, their son and daughter in law in Albany and her parents in upstate New York.
Brandon is a licensed optician and has been with our team since 2011. He is excellent at manufacturing eyewear with absolute precision. He will assist you in choosing a frame that will best suit your prescription for optimal vision. In his spare time, Brandon enjoys spending time with his two daughters and has a lifelong passion of playing music.
Carol is our billing/referral specialist that ensures your eligibility prior to your appointment. She works behind the scenes helping patients resolve billing issues and has extensive knowledge of insurances. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.
Kendra is our technician that assists the doctor with pre-testing as well as teaching contact lens classes. She is currently pursuing a career in Nursing.
Alaina is our Front Desk Associate that brings her bubbly personality to the office each day. She will help find an appointment that best suits your schedule and assist you with any questions that you may have. She enjoys crafting and spends most of her spare time with her precious daughter and her family.
CJ is our Front Desk Associate and has been in the field for 12 years. She has done many things including frame styling, repairs, insurance and scheduling to name a few. She enjoys spending time with her family and likes to garden and bake.