Meet Our Team
Dr. Karen Bonnanzio
Dr. Karen Bonnanzio is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the New England College of Optometry. A native of Waterbury, she has served the community for the past 25 years, continuing to do so in her own location. She feels it is an honor to practice in her hometown and values the wonderful patients she has met along the years. She has successfully diagnosed and treated eye disease, prescribed corrective lenses and cared for patients of all ages. Recently, Dr. Bonnanzio has been certified in the fitting of scleral lenses for patients with corneal disease and/or irregularities. With the addition of this skill set, new hope can be promised to patients with diminished vision. Dr. Bonnanzio splits her time between both the Stratford and Waterbury locations, enjoying the unique personality and patient population of each area.
Dr. Kurt J. Tichy
Dr. Kurt J. Tichy is a native of southern Connecticut and currently lives with his wife and children in Orange. He attained a bachelor of science degree in honors physiology and neurobiology from the University of Connecticut in 1989. Dr. Tichy went on to attain his doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Tichy has been serving the greater Stratford area for over 25 years. In May 2006, he opened his first office, Oronoque Eye Care Inc. In January, 2017, he opened his second practice with his partner, Dr. Karen Bonnanzio, in Waterbury. Dr. Tichy prides himself on giving each and everyone of his patients a thorough and honest eye exam. He always takes the extra time to explain his exam findings to his patients and makes sure all of his patients’ questions are answered. Dr. Tichy is board certified by the American Optometric Association- a distinction that has enabled him to treat and diagnose eye disease with added confidence and care.
Shirlean has been serving the Stratford area for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of optical knowledge and an innate sense of style to Oronoque Eye Care. Shirlean will always greet you with a warm smile whether you are coming in for an appointment or just a frame adjustment.
Mary has been an integral part of Oronoque Eye Care for over ten years. She is our medical billing and insurance specialist, making certain that our patients are able to use the full extent of their benefits. She is a vital part of our back office, helping to keep our offices running well.
With over twenty years of experience in the optical field, Mary is a Licensed Optician, ABO and NCLE certified, expert in fitting eye glasses and contact lenses. With her specialty trained skills, Mary is certified to evaluate and fit contact and scleral lenses that treat and correct corneal irregularities, such as keratoconus and corneal scarring. Her dedication and knowledge add a whole new dimension to the patient care our office offers our patients.
Kyle is a recent graduate of UCONN and has been working in our Stratford office for the past 6 years. Kyle is comfortable assisting our patients from when they walk in the door, performing medical testing and ordering and dispensing their finished product. Kyle will be a full time associate while he prepares for the next leg of his academic career.