Dr. David M. Girardi, Optometrist
Dr. Girardi has been in practice for over 32 years, 27 of those years spent in the CNY area. He was born and raised in Western Massachusetts until moving to Oneida, NY in 1978 where he graduated from Oneida High School in 1982. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Ithaca College in 1986 and attended the New England College of Optometry from 1986 to 1990. During that time, he volunteered for VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) and participated in two missions to South America providing eye care and glasses to those in need. He practiced in several Optometric and Ophthalmological office settings prior to owning and managing his current practice.
Dr. Girardi worked part-time with the late Dr. Gary Marrone for over 18 years, and with Syracuse Eye Physicians for over 12 years. He now looks forward to providing eye care services to our east Syracuse community and its neighbors. He diagnoses cataracts, retinal diseases including macular degeneration, and treats glaucoma and various ocular infections.
He is an active member and Past President of the Central New York Optometric Association. He enjoys golf, biking, basketball and time with his wife Judy.
Dale S. Clemens, Optician
Dale S. Clemens, NYS Licensed Optician, has been practicing for 27 years. He received his Associates in Applied Science degree from Mater Dei College in 1995. He is also a Certified Contact Lens Practitioner and holds national certifications from American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners.
Mr. Clemens has also been actively involved in the New York State Society of Opticians since 1993 and has held different positions to include most recently President of the New York State Society of Opticians. He has volunteered for several community programs such as the Special Olympics in Syracuse, and the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity mission in Sahuayo, Mexico.
Dale S. Clemens maintains his knowledge of latest innovations in the optical industry through the manufacturing representatives, continuing education seminars, and the state wide NYSSO Professional Development Symposiums.
When Dale is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children traveling to the Adirondacks, supporting his children in various social activities, and trying his hand at cooking.