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.


Patricia Lemieux

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.


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!!!