Karen Barnard ABOC
As an eyeglass and contact lens wearer and employee as an optical sales associate for a local retailer, Karen was eager to learn much more about how optics worked. After three years as a sales associate, her desire to find other employment that offered an apprenticeship called her to respond to a help wanted ad for Champlain Valley Eyecare where she began her tenure and an apprenticeship under Pamela Parizo 11 years ago.
After serving as an apprentice for three years, Karen joined the Optician's Association of Vermont and took The American Board of Opticians examination and obtained her license in December of 2002. Every two years, Karen takes ten hours of continuing education requirements to maintain her license.
When asked about what she likes most about working at Champlain Valley Eyecare, Karen is not shy, “We are a close knit well-oiled machine that delivers the best quality eyewear on the planet with the best quality service available.”
Out of work, Karen loves spending time with her husband, children and a beautiful grandson where they are often found camping, fishing, snowmobiling, traveling and occasionally on a cruise.