The doctors and staff of FirstView Eye Care Associates are fully committed to providing quality health care in a personalized atmosphere. The needs of our patients are our top priority. We are committed to staying at the forefront of eye care by investing in the latest technology and instrumentation as well as continuing education for our doctors and staff. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of life for our patients, their families, and our community in the years ahead by:
Fun fact: All our staff takes advantage of our area's natural abundance of outdoor activities afforded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. Alpine and XC skiing, hiking, boating, sailing, kayaking, Biking, and running opportunities galore!
Dr. Charles W. Paepke received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1972 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physiological optics from Ohio State and completed the pre-optometry curriculum at Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh.
Dr. Paepke is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and long-time member of the American Optometric Association, New York Optometric Association, Northern New York Optometric Association, and Armed Forces Optometric Society. He currently serves as a legislative keyperson for the New York State Optometric Association.
Dr. Caitrin Herdic received her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan, NY in 2013, where she graduated with high honors and a member of Beta Sigma Kappa. Dr. Herdic is experienced in all areas of primary eye care, and has a special interest in the treatment and management of ocular disease and pediatric eye care.
Prior to joining FirstView Eye Care, Dr. Herdic practiced in Connecticut for four years, where she earned a reputation for her caring and gentle demeanor. She also instructed and mentored optometry students at an external clinical site for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Dr. Paepke received a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Science and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA. While attending the school, he completed training at the VA Medical Center in Newington, CT, the Contact Lens Clinic of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, and the Lynch Pediatric Unit and William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Clinic of the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
He was also active in student organizations such as the American Optometric Student Association, the student branch of the American Academy of Optometry, and the International Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa. Dr. Paepke also assisted in teaching clinical diagnostic procedures at the College.