Opticians

More bios coming soon! We have friendly licensed opticians to help with all your eyewear needs.

Jon Bright

Jon is committed to making Spectacle Shop the best optical experience in the Charlottesville area. He has been a Virginia Licensed Optician since 1977 when he graduated from college with a degree in ophthalmic dispensing. He moved to Charlottesville in 1978, where he was employed by Keller and George Optical until he opened the Spectacle Shop in 1984. Since opening the Spectacle Shop, Jon has filled many leadership roles in both the optical and local community. Some of his roles include:

1996 – 2011 Chairman of the Virginia Board for Licensed Opticians

1997 - 2010 Chairman of the National Committee of State Opticianry Regulatory Boards

2008 - 2011 Board of Directors, American Board of Opticians 2008 - 2011

2008 - Present Board of Directors Charlottesville Albemarle Chamber of Commerce

Fellow National Academy of Opticianry

Member of Opticians Association of America

Member of Opticians Association of Virginia

Member of the National Opticians Guild

Past President Thomas Jefferson Lions Club

Past President Charlottesville Downtown foundation

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Amanda Martz

Amanda has been part of the Spectacle Shop team since 2002. She received her Virginia State Optician’s license in 2006. She is a member of the American Board of Opticians as well as a member of the Opticians Association of Virginia. Known for her good fashion sense, she is remarkable at helping people select great eyewear.

Robyn Oder Schallon

Robyn is the general manager of Spectacle Shop, and is an Opticianry graduate of J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. She joined the Spectacle Shop team in 1997 and can be found at the E. Market location. Robyn has over 20 years of experience in her field, and is a member of the American Board of Opticians (ABO) and the Opticians Association of Virginia (OAV).

Jane M. Booker

Jane began her optical career in Blacksburg, VA at Hughes Optical in 1974, and following a Virginia State Apprenticeship, received her Opticians license in 1976. Her 37 year career has included optician and manager positions in Roanoke, Bedford, Lynchburg and Charlottesville. She has been with the Spectacle Shop for the past 20 years, and rotates between locations. Stop by when you have time, she loves to talk!

Charles Dowell

Charles has been in the optical field for sixteen years, and has been with Spectacle Shop for nine years. He had the pleasure of serving in the U.S. Navy from 1986 to 1990 and was honorably discharged. In his spare time he teaches Taekwondo and women’s self defense classes.

Bill Poole

Bill started in the optical field as a Korean Veteran in U.S. Navy in 1958. He moved to Charlottesville in 1962 where he received his Optician's license from the state of Virginia. He has been part of the Spectacle Shop team for the last 20 years. Bill has never met a stranger, he loves chatting with everyone! You can find his smiling face floating between the three locations here in town.

Terre Sisson

Terre has been in the optical field for over 30 years, and has extensive knowledge about the latest lens technologies. She loves to take the time to help customers select eyewear that is a perfect fit.