The Casey Vision Care Team

In 1953, Dr. Paul Casey established what would later become Casey Vision Care at 1 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY. A graduate of Siena College and the Columbia University School of Optometry, Paul conducted eye examinations, aided in the selection of frames, and dispensed glasses at this location for 45 years.

Dr. Casey’s son, James P. Casey, joined his father as optician in 1986. In addition to dispensing and fitting of eyewear, Jim’s opticianary license also includes the fitting and assessment of contact lenses, which helped to widen the services that the practice could offer.

The present name of the practice, Casey Vision Care, was adopted in 1986 to indicate the widening scope of the practice and eye care. In 1997, as Paul neared retirement, optometrist Dr. Francis B. Casey joined the practice. Despite having the same last name, he is not related to our founder.

The demand for eye examination appointment time increased so that in 1998, Frank Casey’s daughter, Dr. Monica Casey-Gee, joined the practice as the second optometrist. The need for larger office space resulted in moving the practice in October 2001 from 1 North Main Avenue to the present location at 1660 Western Avenue in Guilderland.

James P. Casey, Optician

Jim graduated from Erie County Community College in 1981, with a degree in ophthalmic dispensing and has served as optician and office manager at other eye care operations prior to joining his father, Dr. Paul Casey, the founder of Casey Vision Care, 1986.

Jim is in charge of the dispensary with the responsibility of selecting a wide range of the finest eye-wear available, for the patients of Casey Vision Care, as well as others who bring in their eye-glass prescriptions. He is proud to have state-of-the-art fashion eye-wear available, in addition to specialty frames for work and recreation.

Jim is also licensed to fit and dispense contact lenses.

Dr. Monica Casey-Gee

Monica is an honors graduate of the State University of New York School of Optometry and was recognized as outstanding in her class in the area of low vision, for the care of persons who are legally blind. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Northeastern Association for the Blind in Albany (NABA).

At Casey Vision Care, she provides full family eye care and holds the highest level of optometry license in New York State for the topical treatment of eye diseases.

Dr. Bruce V. Taggart

Bruce is a graduate of the State University New York College of Optometry. In the past, he was the director of professional services for Spectron in Natick, MA. He also co-created the multi-faceted Partnership of Professional Family Eyecare.

For the last 11 years Bruce has devoted himself to private practice with an emphasis in family care. Bruce joined our office in 2013.

Dr. Francis B. Casey

Frank is an honors graduate of the New England College of Optometry and holds a doctorate degree in medical sciences with a background of experience in pharmaceutical research. Since becoming an optometrist, he has devoted many years to family practice. Since 1998, he has been deeply involved in the state of the art of co-management of patients having laser-corrective surgery (LASIK).

Additionally, he has specialized in geriatric care and the diagnosis of ocular pathology, both as a staff member of several area nursing homes and at Casey Vision Care. He holds the highest level of optometry license in New York State for the topical treatment of eye diseases.

Morgan Leto, Optician

Morgan is the newest addition to our experienced Optical team at Casey Vision Care. Morgan is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and received her NYS Ophthalmic Dispensing License in 2010. Morgan has over 10 years of highly trained experience in adapting and fitting lenses for the corrections of deficiencies, deformities or anomalies of the human eyes on written prescriptions from a licensed physician or optometrist.

Morgan is a friendly and knowledgeable Optician who keeps up with the latest fashion and trends. She prides herself in selecting the best frames for patients always factoring in comfort, and cosmetic appeal.

JoAnne Hale, Optician

JoAnne joined Casey Vision Care in 2010. She was a great addition to our Optical team of experienced and highly qualified opticians. JoAnne is a member of the NYS Board of Examiners for Ophthalmic Dispensing. JoAnn has over 30 years of highly trained experience in adapting and fitting lenses for the corrections of deficiencies, deformities or anomalies of the human eyes on written prescriptions from a licensed physician or optometrist.

She is the lead contact lens consultant for our office, and is always keeping up on the latest rebates and savings for our patients.

She is extremely knowledgeable with a vast knowledge of the optical field and she is meticulous in understanding your needs as a patient.

Laurence Deschaine, Administrative Assistant

Laurence joined our team in May of 2012. Laurence has over 7 years of satisfactory experience in customer service. She is eager to please and is always outgoing and helpful when interacting with patients and colleagues in the office and/or on the phone.

Laurence is an organized team player and uses her multi-tasking skills daily to keep our front desk running smoothly. Laurence has a pleasant demeanor and meets every conversation with a positive tone. Her administrative skills are an asset to our Optical team.

We are sure you will notice her helpful demeanor every time you visit Casey Vision Care.