Michelle D. Vinagre O.D.

Dr. Michelle D. Vinagre was born and raised in New Bedford, MA. She graduated from Stonehill College in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science degree, and received her doctorate from the New England College Optometry in 1996.

Since 2000, she has had the pleasure of providing eye care to her many patients throughout the South Coast communities. Dr. Vinagre has been practicing optometry and servicing her patients from her E. Wareham, MA office location since 2006.

She is licensed in prescribing therapeutic medications, and specializes in ocular disease treatment, and the fitting of various contact lenses. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include singing, travel, and time spent with friends.


Nicole Veliotis

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.


Cassie Wilcox

Cassie Wilcox joined our team as an Optometric Assistant in 2018. She lives in Rochester and graduated from Old Rochester Regional in 2015. She is pursuing her college education at Bristol Community College and hopes to transfer to UMASS Dartmouth.

In the office Cassie works to uphold Cape Optical’s commitment to providing an excellent patient experience. Cassie loves working with people and makes every patient feel welcome. She is excited to gain knowledge and experience in Optometry here at Cape Optical.

Cassie likes to spend as much time with her family and friends as possible. Cassie’s hobbies include reading, shopping and going to the beach if the weather is nice!


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!!!