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Middlesex Eye Physicians offers a full-service optical department with friendly, experienced Licensed Opticians who are available to assist you by providing the best quality eyewear with the emphasis on personal care and service. Our opticians will work with you to select lens designs and frames that will offer you your best vision, comfort, and appearance. We carry a variety of contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, and sportswear for both adults and children.

Middlesex Eye Optical Shop Middletown

Meet our Optical Department!

Optical Shop Staff in Middletown

From left to right: Deb Hunt, Linda Boothroyd, Emily Delarm, Sandy Shea, Sandra Baker

Sandy Shea started working in the optical field in 1992 and became a licensed optician in 1998. She started managing an optical department in 1998. She joined MEP in 2015 and has previously worked in New Britain, West Hartford, and Berlin. In the past, Sandy has gone into hospitals and nursing homes to help fit patients who are not mobile enough to get fitted. Sandy is ABO and NCLE certified and participates in CEU’s (Continuing Education Units,) which guarantees that she is up to date on knowledge in the optical field.

Linda Boothroyd has been a part of MEP since 1999. She is ABO and NCLE certified and a Licensed Optician. Linda participates in the CEU’s. She is a former Board Member and current member of the COA. Linda does lab work, which includes edging and finishing, ensuring that your glasses look and fit you the best, along with doing general contact lens fittings. Linda works in both of our Middletown and Westbrook locations.

Sandra Baker has been an MEP employee for 20 years, starting here in 1996. She has been National Contact Lens Examiners Certified since 2000 and American Board of Opticianry Certified since 2001. She has been a CT State License Optician since 2002. Sandra is a member of the CT Optician Association and participates with the CEU’s (Continuing Education Units.) With such expertise in contact lenses and 20 years of experience, she works hard to ensure your eye health when using contact lenses.

Debra Hunt. Many of our patients know Deb as the heart of our Optical Department because she has worked at MEP for over 12 years as the receptionist. Deb answers the phones, takes orders, and dispenses contact lenses. She also assists the Opticians in authorizing insurance, coordinating job flow, scheduling lens fitting appointments, ensuring our patients prescription information is ready for pickup after the eye exam is completed, and calling patients when their glasses and prescriptions are ready. Deb is knowledgeable about the products we offer and can assist you in tasks such as picking out the correct vitamins we offer.



A minimum deposit of 50% is required at the time of your order.

The balance must be paid when glasses are dispensed.

Payment for services can be made by:

Cash, check, or charge card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)

Because of the unique nature of our business (custom made eyewear,), cancellation of your order is not allowed and deposits are non-refundable.

Any eyewear not picked up within 3 months of an order will be disassembled and any deposits will be forfeited.


  • Within 60 days of original RX date – no charge
  • After 60 days up to 6 month – 50% of original
  • After 6 months – full price


Within 60 days of dispensing, MIDDLESEX EYE PHYSICIANS will replace progressive lenses with the customer’s choice of single, bifocal, or trifocal at no additional cost.

Contact Lenses are non-refundable and payment is required on order.

MIDDLESEX EYE PHYSICIANS has a 1-year warranty on frames and lenses (one-time replacement). Middlesex Eye Physicians reserves the right to decline adjustments or repairs on glasses not purchased here. Adjustments and repairs are not guaranteed and will be done at “owner’s risk”.