It is with mixed emotions that we announce master optician extraordinaire Larry Kierkowski is retiring on December 31, 2016. Larry and Dr. Tabak have worked together for nearly 30 years; literally since the day Dr. Tabak came to Barrington!
Things in the office and in the optical field have changed a lot in 30 years! Lenses are now custom made for nearly every patient; gone are the days of Larry cutting, edging, and tinting lenses on-site. With lens fabrication now in off-site labs, Larry has implemented our “trace and transmit” system for ordering lenses as well as our Visioffice digital lens measuring system. When the office moved two years ago from Main Street, Larry’s role was instrumental in designing the new dispensary and moving the optical department. Larry has always kept us up to date on latest in frame style trends and eyeglass lens technology.
Our office’s new optician, Cathy Elliott, has been working with Larry the last few weeks and will continue to do so the rest of the year. His are big shoes to fill!
Dr. Tabak and the staff will very much miss Larry and wish him much happiness in the years ahead.