Dr. Squillace and Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly professionals who make Somers Vision Clinic a proud provider of vision care services and products.
Steven Squillace, O.D.
Steven Squillace, O.D., graduated from Linton High School in Schenectady, New York and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Multiple Science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. Accepted at three optometry schools, he chose The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, due to its reputation and diverse clinical rotations. He trained at the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center and the Pediatric Clinic in the Back Bay and North End Community Health Center in Boston.
After graduation, Dr. Squillace completed his internship at SUNY College of Optometry in New York, New York, for Vision Therapy. He joined Springfield Optometric Associates in Springfield in 1986 as the practice’s pediatric optometrist. After five years of this clinical practice, he completed a fellowship in the College of Vision Development (COVD).
Somers Vision Clinic opened in 2002 to the greater Somers community, which, at the time, did not have an eyecare provider. Two years later, Dr. Squillace added an optical department. In 2008, Somers Vision Clinic expanded the office and moved to its present location.
Dr. Squillace is also a member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, The Massachusetts Association of Optometrists, and a 30-year member of the National American Optometric Association. He maintains an associate membership in COVD (College of Vision Development).
As a member of the Somers Rotary Club, Dr. Squillace serves on the Scholarship Committee. The committee sponsors the Great Escape Road Race each September to fund scholarships for Somers High School seniors. Dr. Squillace provides refreshments after the race.
Dr. Squillace was a member of the East Longmeadow Jaycees for ten years, serving in various board positions each year, including president in 1991.
Dr. Squillace was the founding chairman of the Redstone Trailway Committee, which secured a $750,000 grant to develop a two-mile recreation path along an abandoned railroad bed in an industrial park in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Dr. Squillace is a recent director of the Southfield Commons Condo Association and is the past president of that organization. He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he serves on the Stewardship and Finance Committee. Dr. Squillace is also a member of the alumni Association of YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George in New York.
Commitment to Serving the Community
Dr. Squillace is also affiliated with the Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) Emergency Department, providing consults for ocular emergencies. As an associate member of the JMMC medical staff, Dr. Squillace embraces the Core Values of Trinity Health New England:
Reverence — We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.
Commitment to Those Who Are Poor — We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.
Justice — We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of the earth.
Stewardship — We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.
Integrity — We are faithful to who we say we are.
Jessica Bacha, Office Manager
Bridget Bedard, Administrative Assistant/Marketing Specialist
Karri Jetmore, Administrative Assistant/Appointment Reminders
Tina Knybel, Apprentice Optician