Meet Our Staff

Our mission is to Preserve, Restore,

and Enhance your vision.

Meet Our Staff

Our mission is to preserve, restore,

and enhance your vision.

Customer Testimonial:

"I had my first visit on 3/10/23 with Dr. Adam in your Southbury location.  I rarely EVER take the time to write reviews, but in this case, I felt it was imperative.  I had an amazing experience.  From how I was greeted upon entering the office with your friendly and personable desk staff, to Ashley, the tech who ran my eye tests ( also very kind and personable), to Dr. Adam herself, who was super nice, easy to talk to, grounded and genuinely compassionate, knowledgeable, and a wonderful listener.  She answered all of my questions and seemed to have all the time in the world to attend to my concerns without making me feel rushed.  I was very impressed with her professionalism and compassion.  Guy, the optician, was also amazing, personable, and accommodating.  The entire atmosphere of the office was light, welcoming, and positive.  It was truly the best experience I've ever had getting an eye exam and glasses.  Thank you all.  It feels so wonderful to receive such a feeling of love, positivity, and true desire to be served in the best way possible.  You all are a model of what health care should be.  (I am a nurse, so I am acutely aware of how active listening and wonderful "bedside manner" is to patients)."

Dana

MEET OUR DOCTORS

FABIAN C. VILLACIS, O.D.

WATERBURY, SOUTHBURY & PROSPECT LOCATIONS

Dr. Fabian C. Villacis is a Connecticut native, having completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Quinnipiac University in 2005. He received his Doctorate in Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2011.

His experience includes externships at the Perkins School for the Blind, Worcester VA Hospital in Massachusetts, Aran Eye Associates in Miami, and Dimock Community Health Center in Boston.

In 2012, Dr. Villacis completed an optometric residency in Ocular Disease in the Connecticut Health Care System at the Newington Veteran Affairs Hospital in Newington, CT. Upon completion of the residency, he joined the staff at a multi-specialty ophthalmology firm in New Haven County.

FAVORITE

MOMENT

My favorite moment is having the ability to go on mission trips and give back to the community.
Another favorite moment in this profession is becoming an entire family’s eye doctor and providing care to multiple generations of a certain family.

In October 2019, he became owner of New Insight Family EyeCare in Waterbury. He has expanded New Insight Family EyeCare into Prospect, Southbury, and Farmington.

Dr. Villacis specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye exams, standard or complex soft contact lens fits, rigid gas permeable contact lens fits, and scleral lens fits. Dr. Villacis is pleased to accept new patients to our practice.

He is a member in good standing with the American Optometric Association, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, the National Glaucoma Society, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity of Connecticut (VOSH-CT). In June 2019, he performed a mission trip here in the United States, and and in January 2020, he went on his first mission trip to Nicaragua. Since then, he attends the mission trips annually in January to Nicaragua.

Dr. Villacis speaks Spanish fluently, as his family is from Ecuador. In his free time, Dr. Villacis loves to spend time with his wife and their five kids. He also enjoys playing tennis and basketball, and most recently has begun running half marathons.

Specialty: Keratoconus, Scleral Contact Lens, & Optilgiht Treatments for Dry Eye
Additional Laguage Skills: Spanish

*Optilight Treatment only available at our Prospect Location. Please see our Optilgiht page for details.

FABIAN C. VILLACIS, O.D.

WATERBURY, SOUTHBURY & PROSPECT LOCATION

Dr. Fabian C. Villacis is a Connecticut native, having completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Quinnipiac University in 2005. He received his Doctorate in Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2011.

His experience includes externships at the Perkins School for the Blind, Worcester VA Hospital in Massachusetts, Aran Eye Associates in Miami, and Dimock Community Health Center in Boston.

In 2012, Dr. Villacis completed an optometric residency in Ocular Disease in the Connecticut Health Care System at the Newington Veteran Affairs Hospital in Newington, CT. Upon completion of the residency, he joined the staff at a multi-specialty ophthalmology firm in New Haven County.

In October 2019, he became owner of New Insight Family EyeCare in Waterbury. He has expanded New Insight Family EyeCare into Prospect, Southbury, and Farmington.

Dr. Villacis specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye exams, standard or complex soft contact lens fits, rigid gas permeable contact lens fits, and scleral lens fits. Dr. Villacis is pleased to accept new patients to our practice.

He is a member in good standing with the American Optometric Association, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, the National Glaucoma Society, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity of Connecticut (VOSH-CT). In June 2019, he performed a mission trip here in the United States, and in January 2020, he went on his first mission trip to Nicaragua. Since then, he attends the mission trips annually in January to Nicaragua.

Dr. Villacis speaks Spanish fluently, as his family is from Ecuador. In his free time, Dr. Villacis loves to spend time with his wife and their five kids. He also enjoys playing tennis and basketball, and most recently has begun running half marathons.

Specialty: Keratoconus, Scleral Contact Lens, & Optilgiht Treatments for Dry Eye
Additional Laguage Skills: Spanish

*Optilight Treatment only available at our Prospect Location. Please see our Optilgiht page for details.

FAVORITE

MOMENT

My favorite moment is having the ability to go on mission trips and give back to the community.
Another favorite moment in this profession is becoming an entire family’s eye doctor and providing care to multiple generations of a certain family.

KELLEE E. ADAMS, O.D.

WATERBURY & PROSPECT LOCATIONS

Dr. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in upstate New York and continued her studies at Indiana University School of Optometry, obtaining her Doctorate of Optometry in 2012.

During her time as a professional student, Dr. Adams was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key Optometric Honor Societies. She also served on the board of the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), traveling to Guanajuato, Mexico each year to provide eye care to the underserved. Her externship training included time at the Hudson Valley VA Hospital in Montrose, New York, Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, and Centro de Rehabilitación in Guanajuato, Mexico. Dr. Adams’ cultural fieldwork and devotion to studying the Spanish language allow her to offer exams in both English and Spanish.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Adams worked in a multi-disciplinary ophthalmology practice where she gained extensive experience in the treatment and management of ocular disease. In addition, she provided pre and post-operative care to surgical patients and managed the pediatric patient
base of the practice. Her special interests include the non-surgical treatment of amblyopia as well as myopia management in children.

Dr. Adams is a member in good standing with the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. She also loves traveling, hiking, and trying her hand at a new recipe.

Specialty: Children’s Eye Exams & Optilight Treatment for Dry Eye
Additional Language Skills: Spanish

*Optilight Treatment only available at our Prospect Location. Please see our Optilgiht page for details.

FAVORITE

MOMENT

I love creating a fun environment for young children by explaining the games we will play and showing them how different parts of the exam are done using their parent or stuffed animal as the patient first. Watching their behavior change as they begin to feel at ease is always rewarding!

FAVORITE

MOMENT

When patients undergoing low vision rehabilitation come back saying they are able to do what they love again, there’s no greater feeling! 

Nicole M. Adam, O.D.

PROSPECT AND WATERBURY LOCATIONS

Dr. Adam is a native of Connecticut, completing her bachelors in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology at Connecticut College in 2016. She obtained her doctorate and masters in vision science from the New England College of Optometry in 2021, completing her thesis on visual assistive device use and abandonment among populations with low vision. For this research she received multiple awards, including the Lions Emerging Leader in Low Vision, presented by the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins as well as the Minnie and Roseanna Turner Fund for Impaired Vision Research.

In 2022, Dr. Adam completed a residency in ocular disease, low vision and traumatic brain injury at the West Haven VA Hospital in West Haven, CT. Dr. Adam specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye exams, and low vision rehabilitation. During her free time she enjoys running, spending time with her dog, family and friends, traveling, and enjoying nature.

Specialty: Low Vision & Optilight Treatment for Dry Eye

*Optilight Treatment only available at our Prospect Location. Please see our Optilgiht page for details.

Nicole M. Adam, O.D.

PROSPECT AND WATERBURY LOCATIONS

Dr. Adam is a native of Connecticut, completing her bachelors in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology at Connecticut College in 2016. She obtained her doctorate and masters in vision science from the New England College of Optometry in 2021, completing her thesis on visual assistive device use and abandonment among populations with low vision. For this research she received multiple awards, including the Lions Emerging Leader in Low Vision, presented by the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins as well as the Minnie and Roseanna Turner Fund for Impaired Vision Research.

In 2022, Dr. Adam completed a residency in ocular disease, low vision and traumatic brain injury at the West Haven VA Hospital in West Haven, CT. Dr. Adam specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye exams, and low vision rehabilitation. During her free time she enjoys running, spending time with her dog, family and friends, traveling, and enjoying nature.

Specialty: Low Vision & Optilight Treatment for Dry Eye

*Optilight Treatment only available at our Prospect Location. Please see our Optilgiht page for details.

FAVORITE

MOMENT

When patients undergoing low vision rehabilitation come back saying they are able to do what they love again, there’s no greater feeling!
Pamela Malchoff

Pamela C Malchoff , O.D.

FARMINGTON LOCATION

Dr. Pamela C. Malchoff is excited to join New Insight Family Eye Care in Farmington! She brings with her many years of experience in private practice optometry and strives to provide all patients with the best and most comprehensive health care.

Dr. Malchoff earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry. She completed clinical rotations at the Veterans Affairs hospitals in West Haven and Newington, Connecticut, which focused on the
diagnosis, management, and treatment of ocular disease.

Dr. Malchoff is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.

She looks forward to bringing the highest quality eye health care to the
Farmington River Valley!

FAVORITE

MOMENT

Seeing new patients that have been referred by others in my care. There is no greater compliment than knowing my patients trust and value the care I provide, so much so that they send their friends and family to me!

FAVORITE

MOMENT

“Giving my patients the time to be heard and seen. I believe the relationship between doctor and patient should be built with compassion, respect, and kindness. It makes my day when someone leaves the examination feeling just that, something invaluable to any pair of glasses.”

Maysoon M. Salem, O.D.

SOUTHBURY LOCATION

Dr. Salem received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she was raised for most of her life – a true Jersian at heart. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2020.
During her time as a student, Dr. Salem was President of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Club, a student intern for VOSH International, and inducted into the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society. During her second year, she was given the opportunity to travel to Jamaica with the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and provide eyecare to the underprivileged people. Her dream is to be able to embark on a mission trip to her native country of Palestine and dedicate that trip to her beloved grandfather. Dr. Salem’s externship experience includes the Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging, Omni Eye Services, and the Newington VA in Connecticut. 

In 2021, Dr. Salem completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision at the New Jersey Veterans Healthcare System, in East Orange NJ. Since completing her residency, Dr. Salem has worked in medical private practices. She specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye examinations, pre/post op care, and dry eye disease.
Dr. Salem is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Connecticut Association of Optometrists. During her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and family. She loves a good cup of coffee, a new place to explore, and is a skincare enthusiast.

Dr. Salem is looking forward to serving all her patients at New Insight, whose trust and well-being will always be her top priority.

Specialty: Dry Eye and Low Vision
Additional Language Skills: Arabic

 

Maysoon M. Salem, O.D.

SOUTHBURY LOCATION

Dr. Salem received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she was raised for most of her life – a true Jersian at heart. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2020.
During her time as a student, Dr. Salem was President of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Club, a student intern for VOSH International, and inducted into the Gold Key Optometric Honor Society. During her second year, she was given the opportunity to travel to Jamaica with the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity and provide eyecare to the underprivileged people. Her dream is to be able to embark on a mission trip to her native country of Palestine and dedicate that trip to her beloved grandfather. Dr. Salem’s externship experience includes the Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging, Omni Eye Services, and the Newington VA in Connecticut. 

In 2021, Dr. Salem completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Low Vision at the New Jersey Veterans Healthcare System, in East Orange NJ. Since completing her residency, Dr. Salem has worked in medical private practices. She specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye examinations, pre/post op care, and dry eye disease.
Dr. Salem is an active member of the American Optometric Association and Connecticut Association of Optometrists. During her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and family. She loves a good cup of coffee, a new place to explore, and is a skincare enthusiast.

Dr. Salem is looking forward to serving all her patients at New Insight, whose trust and well-being will always be her top priority.

Specialty: Dry Eye and Low Vision
Additional Language Skills: Arabic

FAVORITE

MOMENT

“Giving my patients the time to be heard and seen. I believe the relationship between doctor and patient should be built with compassion, respect, and kindness. It makes my day when someone leaves the examination feeling just that, something invaluable to any pair of glasses.”

ALBERT E. GERMAIN, O.D.

WATERBURY LOCATION

Dr. Albert E. Germain is a Connecticut native, having completed his undergraduate studies at Bridgewater State College. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1980.

Dr. Germain was the founder of New Insight Family EyeCare in 1983. He currently is an associate optometrist at New Insight Family EyeCare and plans to continue to remain on staff for many years to come.

FAVORITE

MOMENT

Having three generations of families over almost 40 years and working with an awesome staff.

FAVORITE

MOMENT

Having three generations of families over almost 40 years and working with an awesome staff.

ALBERT E. GERMAIN, O.D.

WATERBURY LOCATION

Dr. Albert E. Germain is a Connecticut native, having completed his undergraduate studies at Bridgewater State College. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1980.

Dr. Germain was the founder of New Insight Family EyeCare in 1983. He currently is an associate optometrist at New Insight Family EyeCare and plans to continue to remain on staff for many years to come.

Emily DeLarm

Emily DeLarm, Licensed Optician

FARMINGTON LOCATION

Emily started her career in eyecare in 2008, where she was cross-trained throughout an optometry practice and discovered her passion for opticianry. In 2017, she received her AS degree after completing the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing program at MXCC. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners. Emily is Vice President of the Connecticut Opticians Association and serves on the board of directors of the Contact Lens Society of America, in addition to being an active member of the Opticians Association of America.

Emily gained experience fitting contacts in an ophthalmology practice, where she primarily fit multifocal and high astigmatic soft lenses, as well as rigid gas permeables. Since starting at New Insight, she is now certified to fit MiSight myopia control lenses.
Emily finds nothing more rewarding than watching a patient’s reaction when they can see clearly in their glasses or contacts for the first time. She cares deeply about giving back and has had the honor of volunteering with the local Lion’s Club Special Olympics Opening Eyes clinic, the FIBUSPAM vision clinic in Ecuador, and the Native Eyes clinic, both in Connecticut and on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

She would love to meet you and help with your occupational and recreational needs!

FAVORITE

MOMENT

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching someone’s reaction when they put on their glasses or contacts and can see clearly for the first time! I particularly love the feeling of being able to help someone with a challenging prescription who arrives frustrated with their vision and leaves delighted with their new sight!

FAVORITE

MOMENT

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching someone’s reaction when they put on their glasses or contacts and can see clearly for the first time! I particularly love the feeling of being able to help someone with a challenging prescription who arrives frustrated with their vision and leaves delighted with their new sight!

Emily DeLarm, Licensed Optician

FARMINGTON LOCATION

Emily started her career in eyecare in 2008, where she was cross-trained throughout an optometry practice and discovered her passion for opticianry. In 2017, she received her AS degree after completing the Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing program at MXCC. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners. Emily is Vice President of the Connecticut Opticians Association and serves on the board of directors of the Contact Lens Society of America, in addition to being an active member of the Opticians Association of America.

Emily gained experience fitting contacts in an ophthalmology practice, where she primarily fit multifocal and high astigmatic soft lenses, as well as rigid gas permeables. Since starting at New Insight, she is now certified to fit MiSight myopia control lenses.
Emily finds nothing more rewarding than watching a patient’s reaction when they can see clearly in their glasses or contacts for the first time. She cares deeply about giving back and has had the honor of volunteering with the local Lion’s Club Special Olympics Opening Eyes clinic, the FIBUSPAM vision clinic in Ecuador, and the Native Eyes clinic, both in Connecticut and on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

She would love to meet you and help with your occupational and recreational needs!

Emily DeLarm

All locations will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th 2024).

 

 

 

 

 

1320 West Main Street Waterbury, CT 06708

Phone: (203) 755-4941
Fax 🖷: (203) 573-8372
Email: [email protected]

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-6pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday Closed

 

 

 

 

 

67 Waterbury Road Prospect, CT 06712

Phone: (203) 758-4447
Fax 🖷: (203) 573-8372
Email: [email protected]

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 8am-6pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 7am-3pm
Saturday Closed

 

 

 

 

1449 Old Waterbury Road Suite 304 Southbury, CT 06488

Phone: (203) 267-2020
Fax 🖷: (203) 267-2021
Email: [email protected]

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 8am-2pm
Tuesday 8am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-4pm
Saturday Closed

 

 

20 Waterside Drive Suite 102 Farmington, CT 06032

Phone: (860) 674-0307
Fax 🖷: 860-677-2766
Email: [email protected]

Hours

Sunday Closed
Monday 8am-1pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 8am-5pm
Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 8am-4pm
Saturdays
Closed

OUR PROSPECT LOCATION

Visit Us : 67 Waterbury Road Prospect, CT 06712

Call us : (203) 758-4447

Fax us : (203) 758-3280

Hours :

Sunday: Closed
Mon: 8am-6pm  Thurs: 8am-6pm
Tues: 8am-5pm  Fri: 7am-2pm
Wed: 8am-5pm  Sat: Closed

OUR SOUTHBURY LOCATION

Visit Us : 1449 Old Waterbury Road Suite 304 Southbury, CT 06488

Call us : (203) 267-2020

Fax us : N/A

Hours :

Sunday: Closed
Mon: 8am-2pm        Thurs: 9am-5pm
Tues: 9am-6pm        Fri: 8am-5pm
Wed: 9am-6pm      Sat: Closed

OUR FARMINGTON LOCATION

Visit Us : 20 Waterside Drive Suite 102 Farmington, CT 06032

Call us : (860) – 674-0307

Fax us : N/A

Hours :

Sunday: Closed      Thurs: 10am-7pm
Mon: Closed           Fri: 8am-4pm
Tues: Closed           Sat: 8am-1pm (may be closed on some Wed 9am-6pm              Saturdays, call for details)

MANAGEMENT TEAM

SUE

PRACTICE MANAGER

LISA

Optical Manager

MICHELLE

PATIENT BILLING
CREDENTIALING MANAGER

KATHLEEN

ASSISTANT MANAGER

KATHY

PATIENT BILLING

LAURIE

PATIENT BILLING

WATERBURY

LISA

Optical Manager

CAROLYN

 Optician

MARLENA

FLOATING OPTICIAN

LUCY

Patient Care Coordinator

ELIZABETH

PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR

ISABEL

Optometric Technician

KAREN

Optometric Technician

JODI

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN

PROSPECT

Megan

 Optician

SARA G.

OPTICIAN

BREANNA K.

Office Supervisor

Patty

Patient Care Coordinator

JESSICA

Optometric Technician Manager

ASHLEE

Optometric Technician

JULIE

Optometric Technician

SOUTHBURY

GUY

Licensed Optician

Daniel

Optician

NELLA

Office Supervisor

Sarah Martinik

SARAH M.

Patient Care Coordinator

LISA L.

Optometric Technician

LACEY

Floating Optometric Technician

FARMINGTON

Emily DeLarm

Emily

Licensed Optician

Madison Walsh

MADISON

Patient Care Coordinator

BRIANNA L.