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Chris Newby

Licensed Optician

About Chris Newby

Chris Newby is a board certified, licensed optician with more than 30 years experience in the optical industry. She joined Center For Sight in September 2012.

After graduating high school in Barrington, Rhode Island, Chris attended the University of Houston. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she began her optical career working part-time at the University of Houston College of Optometry. She moved to Florida in 1980 and received her optician’s license after completing the apprenticeship program. Since then, Chris has been working in independent optometry and ophthalmology practices as a licensed dispensing optician and optical manager.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, is American Board of Opticianry certified, National Contact Lens Examiners certified, Contact Lens Board Certified and a member of the Professional Opticians of Florida.

Chris lives in Sarasota and has two grown daughters, Suzie, an FSU graduate who lives in Tampa, and Stephanie, a UCF graduate who lives in Brooklyn, NY. In her free time she enjoys traveling, pilates, reading, and Noles and Bucs football.