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Meet The Staff


    Nicole Veliotis has been a local resident of the Wareham area for her entire life. Nicole graduated from Upper Cape Tech in 2010. She entered the optical field in 2013 as an aspiring Optical Assistant. Since arriving at Cape Optical, Nicole has become proficient at assisting Dr. Michelle Vinagre with her patients.

    In the office, Nicole strives to accommodate every person who comes to Cape Optical, and make sure that all of their optical needs are met. In the office, Nicole is typically the first person that everyone sees when they come into Cape Optical and has taken on the role of Optometric Technician that pre-screens all of Dr. Vinagre's patients. She has future plans to become a licensed optician, and is currently an apprentice optician in our office.

    Nicole has a warm and cheerful smile, and is the personality that greets all of our patrons when they come to Cape Optical. When not in the office Nicole enjoys spending most of her time in the great outdoors. She likes to pass her time by skiing, hiking, biking and fishing.


    Patricia Lemieux joined our Cape Optical team as a Optometric Assistant in 2016.  She was born and raised in the town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts and is a 2009 graduate of Fairhaven High School.  

    In the office, Patricia prides herself on making sure every patient is greeted and made to feel welcome in the office.  She is great at assisting patients with all their optical needs.  Patricia has prior experience as a Medical Assistant, has EMT Training, and is CPR certified.

    Outside of the office Patricia enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two little girls, Jordyn and Harmony.  With an adventurous personality, Patricia loves experiencing new and exciting things on her own, and with her children.  She also enjoys hiking, bike rides, going to the beach, and exploring parks.

  • Lori Simbro

    Lori Simbro is a Licensed Dispensing Optician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and earned her optician’s license in 2000. 

    Lori’s years of experience in the optical business allows her to assist our patients by offering them the product and lens options that will meet their specific optical needs and exceed all of their expectations. “Providing great customer service is a priority for me.”, says Lori.

     Lori always strives to give our patients the highest quality care and the best optical experience possible. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family.  Her hobbies include golfing, walking her dogs and going to Fenway Park to watch androot for her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox!!!