Welcome to the practice of Dr. Christine A. Semenza and Dr. Thomas F. Semenza. We are behavioral optometrists located in Old Lyme, Connecticut since 1996.
Meet Christina! Christina is the newest member of our team. She has been the receptionist here since the beginning of December 2016. She is an only child with two sugar gliders named Fargo and Luna. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors! Christina studied Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. Christina does everything with a smile here at the office!
Meet Dana! Dana wears many hats! She is one of our four vision therapists. She also manages the social media for the office, performs visual motor exams and syntonics testing. Dana started here in March of 2016. She graduated from UConn with a degree in Elementary Education. Prior to working here she was a first grade teacher for ten years. Dana has two boys and a dog. Here at the office she enjoys working with patients one-on-one and having a variety of different jobs. In her spare time, she loves being a mommy, having family time, as well as doing household projects!
Meet MaryKate! MaryKate is one of our vision therapists. MaryKate is always full of energy and makes us laugh! She started working here in September of 2015. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. MaryKate has two sons; Graham and Rowan, two dogs, two cats, two goats, six chickens, one bunny, a guinea pig and a partridge in a pear tree! Prior to working here, she worked for East Lyme Schools as an OT. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, musical theater, singing, scrapbooking, crafts, painting and travel. She also speaks Spanish!
Meet Meredith! Meredith started as a vision therapist here in February of 2017. She is a Yoga instructor when she is not doing vision therapy. She graduated from University of Connecticut with an English degree. She is outnumbered in her house with four legged friends; two dogs, four cats and a rabbit. In her spare time, she enjoys doing yoga, hiking with her yellow lab, exploring new “foodie spots” and going to the beach. One of her greatest accomplishments has been hiking to the top of Mount Democrat in Colorado.
Meet Karen! Karen started as a vision therapist here in December of 2017. She is a mom of three boys. She graduated from Kaplan University with a Bachlor’s Degree in Human Services focusing on Child and Family . She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Previous to joining us here, she taught preschool for 18 years and was a case worker at a homeless shelter working with children and families. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her boys and going to the beach. She also loves to bake and started her own baking business that she does in her spare time.