Contact Optometric Arts

Harborside Financial Center
Monday-Thursday    9am-7pm
Friday                        9am-5pm
Saturday                   12pm-4pm

 Optometric Arts 
NY Plaza


Monday-Thursday    10am-6pm
Friday                        10am-5pm


Meet Our Team

...Started By One Optician...

Dennis Corpora, Optician
For years I have served under the motto, "superb eyewear fine eyecare" at the offices I practice in both New York and New Jersey.  Those that know me would agree that there is no one else like me--everything that passes my lip is authentically me. I consider myself a master optician, pushing the envelope and operating as no one else does. I am fastidiuous and pay attention to minute details. I understand that each pair of glasses not only operates as a tool that will be used each day, but is a statement of style and fashion. I truly enjoy my work--I can follow the whole process from eye exam to finished glasses and can see the impact of changing how people see the world. 

...And Joined by Our Optometrists...

Dr. Grace Woo, O.D.
Dr. Grace Woo is a certified optometric physician who specializes in full-scope optometry, including primary care, ocular  disease treatment and management, pre-operative and post-operative surgical care. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Woo obtained a Bachelor of science in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, and completed her Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. Dr. Woo has been in practice for over 17 years and is a member of the American Optometric Association, and the New Jersey State Optometric Association. She is an active speaker on vision care topics, including the The Glaucoma Foundation, and community health programs and screenings for senior communities. 

Dr. William Fridel, O.D.  
Dr. Fridel is a therapeutically certified optometric physician providing vision examinations, contact lenses, therapeutic eye care, medical management, and referral services for various ocular conditions and surgical care. Dr Fridel and the Optometric Arts staff are all very personable and extremely knowledgeable about our industry. We will be more than happy to assist you with your eye care needs. 

Dr. Erika Melchiorre, O.D., FAAO
Dr. Erika Melchiorre is a residency-trained optometric physician that provides full scope eye care to our patients in Jersey City. Dr. Melchiorre graduated from DePauw University and continued her education at the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Upon graduation, she went on to complete an ocular disease and primary care residency at the Illinois Eye Institute.  Furthering her academic career, she completed the Fellowship process and is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr Melchiorre is continually active in the eye care field. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometrists, and the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians.

Dr. Panos Karageorgiou, O.D.
Dr. Panos received his undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and his Doctor of Optometry from the SUNY State College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he received the Canadian Schnurmacher award, Adolph and Ruth Schurmacher Foundation Merit Scholarship, and the S.R. Mario Family Foundation scholarship. He completed his internship training at Aran Ophthalmology in Miami, FL, and the VA Medical Center in Tucson, AZ, and the Ezra Pediatric Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Karageorgiou continues to deliver the highest level of vision care and eye health.

Dr. Anthony Rusignuolo, O.D.
Dr. Anthony joined the Optometric Arts team in the summer of 2011. As a primary eye care provider, Dr. Anthony is an integral part of our health care practice. In 2000, he gradutated with a Bachelor of Science from Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey, and continued on to receive his graduate degree from Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Anthony served an internship at a specialty clinic, focusing on contact lenses, pediatrics, ocular disease and low vision therapy. Dr. Anthony's expertise lies in refraction, hard-to-fit contact lenses, and pediatrics.

...And a Committed and Knowledgable Staff...

Jason, Optician and Manager, Harborside Optical
Jason joined Optometric
 Arts in the spring of 2010 and was instantly captivated by the world of optics. He studied at Essex County College in New Jersey to become a licensed optician. He specializes in the technology of lenses, constantly learning the latest trends and materials to ensure that the patient's prescription result in a crystal clear, thin lens with unsurpassed optics. Jason spends his time with the patients, ensuring that they understand the features of each lens and how it will accomplish vision correction. "The best quality of life is dependent on the best quality of vision".

Emer, Lab Manager
 Emer joined the Optometric Arts in late 2012. He was intrigued by the technical and mechanical aspect of opticianry. Emer is skilled in manufacturing our unsurpassed product, and quite knowledgeable in the features and benefits of a variety of lenses. Emer is successfully certified on the newest state-of-the-art fabrication line of Nidek's ME series products. Understanding our clientele, Emer produces quality glasses for those who simply want the best. He plans on attending opticianry college in the future to further his craft. 

Jenniffer, Optician and Sales Director
Jenniffer joined Optometric Arts in early 2016. With an up-scale retail background, her focus is to provide our patients a  more personalized, gratifying experience while also introducing the latest trends of modern eye-wear. She became fascinated in the optical field and soon decided to further expand her knowledge in the career by attending Essex County College to become a licensed optician. "It's rewarding when I see a patient from the beginning of their eye examination to when they pick-up their eye-wear and express their appreciation for our services". 

Jillian, Frame Stylist 

Jillian joined our Optometric Arts team November 2018. She is a 2010 graduate of Montclair State University, with a major in Family & Child Studies concentrating on Elementary Education. After teaching for six years, she decided she was ready for a change, and pursued her interest with a career in the optical field. Her background on educating and working with children has become one of her greatest assets here since she delivers great service to our patients both infants and adults. 

Wilson, Lab Manager
Wilson joined Optometric Arts during the summer 2016. Under the leadership of our skilled Opticians, he has been enthusiastically learning how to run our labs  and understand optics. Often categorized as friendly and always willing to help, he enjoys being able to engage on a personal level with our patients to better satisfy their needs.

 Matthew,  Frame Stylist 
Matthew recently just moved back from Philadelphia after graduating from university in 2016 with Bachelor's Degrees in accounting and finance. He plans to continue in the legacy of his father and practice owner, Dennis, by leading us into the 21st century. He has a penchant for entrepreneurship - having already started his own business. Here with us, he is focusing on implementing the tools he has learned in his studies to better serve our patients.