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Meet the Team

Meet Newport Optometrist, Dr. Marika Parenteau 

Dr. Parenteau graduated from the University of Montreal and after working at several optical shoppes in Canada, she decided to start her own business. In the spring of 1997, Northeast Vision Center was opened. She is fluent in French

  • Katie Steuwe
    Certified Paraoptometric

    Katie is a Certified Paraoptometric at Northeast Vision Center who performs a variety of pre-tests which prepare the patient for their visual examination. She performs many specialty tests that Dr. Parenteau requests in order to provide the best vision care.  Katie also assists with Contact Lens fittings for patients; teaching patients proper handling and wearing techniques.  She performs front desk duties including scheduling appointments, triaging phone calls, and processing insurances.  Katie moved to the Northeast Kingdom after working for an Optometrist in Southern Vermont for over 7 years.

  • Sophie Worth
    Optometric Technician

    Sophie is one of the two Optometric Technicians at Northeast Vision Center whom will be preforming a variety of pre-tests which prepare the patient for the visual examination by Dr. Marika Parenteau. Both Technicians correspondingly assist with tests that help ensure the accurate diagnosis and treatment of a diseased eye. Sophie is also responsible all online appointment requests or inquiries and manages all marketing and company advertisement. 

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  • Christine Allard
    Optical La Technician

    Christine works at our front desk, greeting you in English or French with a smile. She will prepare you for your exam, help you pick out a frame when necessary from our great selection. She will then bill and order your glasses. She can also do minor repairs and adjustments to your glasses. Christine is also our optical lab technician. She is taking pride in her detailing work.

  • Bev Stevens
    Office Manager

    Bev is our bilingual office manager. She has been here since our opening in 1997. Amongst many other tasks, she is dedicated to providing our patients with a friendly, personalized and satisfying experience.

  • Christine Provoncha
    Billing Specialist

    Christine Provoncha is our Billing Specialist. She has been working in the billing field for over 20 years. She is certified as a professional coder. If you have any billing questions, Christine would be happy to help you with them. Along with her billing duties, Christine is also responsible for performing pretests, assisting patients with choosing the appropriate frame or lens and making adjustments or minor repairs to frames.