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Heather Thompson

Colchester Heather
Licensed Optical Manager

I graduated from Middlesex Community College in 2014 with my Associates in Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing and two national certifications (ABOC and NCLEC), and I became a licensed optician in 2015.

My optical background has been a mix of retail sales, lab work, and management in different corporate settings. My goal has always been to get into a private practice and leave the corporate world, so when I heard that Colchester Eye Care was looking for a new optical manager, I just had to jump on the opportunity!

Colchester Eye Care is such a close work family and I am so happy that they all welcomed me with open arms. I have never met a nicer group of people working in one place! Everyone gets along great and I think the energy just flows to the patients and everyone, both employees and patients, have a great time as soon as they step foot in the door!
The biggest change for me is finally being able to have a say in what frames are in the store and there are so many different styles and brands that weren’t available to me in the corporate optical. Right now, I would have to say that my favorite frames are all of the ones with fun colors.

When I’m not at work, I am most likely at home binging some new show on Netflix and hanging out with my boyfriend, Matt, and our two cats, Whiskey and Tango.