Meet the staff of the Guilford Optical Shoppe

Jon P. Cartier, L.O. #1348 CT

Untitled design (1)Jon is a graduate of Guilford High School class of 87’.  He currently resides in Guilford with his wife Margaret O’Brien Cartier, also a graduate of Guilford High School, class of 96’. 

Soon after graduating high school, Jon got his feet wet in the optical business working at Cartier Optical in Old Saybrook, CT.  Jon’s father, Ernie Cartier, Sr. owned the store at the time.

Jon received an associate’s degree in Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing from Middlesex Community Technical College in 1993 where he was awarded the optical student of the year.  Jon was also chosen to participate in a contact lens fellowship at the Yale Contact Lens Center under the direct supervision of Rene “Skip” Rivard, a leader in contact lens fitting and design. 

Jon has worked in many facets of the optical business, from lens manufacturing and specialized coatings in China, to equipment and retail optical sales. Over the years, Mr. Cartier has worked for several large retail optical chain stores concentrating on lens processing and manufacturing. Jon has been a practicing licensed Optician since June of 1997.

Jon joined the team at the Guilford Optical Shoppe in February of 2013.  He has worked here full time ever since.  He recently purchased the business in May of 2014.

Mackenzie O. Dostie, L.O. #1778 CT

Untitled design (1) copyMackenzie O. Dostie is a graduate of Guilford High School. She has been with the shop for over 5 years, first as an apprentice.  Jon Paul Cartier, owner of the Guilford Optical Shoppe, is Mackenzie’s Uncle through marriage and introduced her to the Optical business.

Mackenzie graduated from the Ophthalmic Dispensing and Design Program at Middlesex Community College and went on to pass her boards to become a licensed optician. The Guilford Optical Shoppe is a second home to Mackenzie where she greatly enjoys styling our customers and helping aid vision.

James Cartier, Baby Model

Untitled design (1) copy 2James Cartier is the newest addition to the Guilford Optical Family. This 2 year old is full of life and smiles. Cutest eyewear model in the world and guaranteed to brighten your day!