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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Schenectady Eyecare and Eyewear the leading provider of vision care products and services in Schenectady.


Dr. Todd Pereira

Dr. Todd Pereira

Dr. Todd Pereira

Dr. Todd Pereira has practiced in the Capital region since graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2000. He is skilled in and enjoys performing ocular health evaluations for glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and dry eye disease. In addition to ocular disease management, he has broad experience in pediatric eye care and specialty/hard to fit contact lenses. Dr. Pereira is licensed by New York State to diagnose and treat eye disease. He is a member of the NYS and American Optometric Associations. He is happy to continue serving community through the thriving practice started at this location. He lives in Saratoga county with his wife, who is a teacher, and their young son.


Laura Erwin

Laura Erwin

Laura Erwin, Optician

Laura began her career in optical in 1988, and has pursued excellence in dispensing ever since. Managing an optical store has become a passion that started with her first management position in 1995. It was at that time that she began working with Dr. Katz, and in January 2003 she brought her passion for helping others to Dr. Katz’s private practice. She carries that same enthusiasm through the new ownership under Dr. Pereira. Laura is a NYS licensed optician as well as a member of the NYSSO. When Laura is not in the office she enjoys traveling with her husband, Michael, and their two daughters, Hannah and Rachael.


Stefanie Soto

Stefanie Soto

Stefanie Soto

Stefanie is our apprentice optician here at Schenectady Eyecare and Eyewear. She has been working for three years in the optical field, has an ABO certification, and is nearing the completion of her apprenticeship. Stefanie’s lively and professional personality adds a fresh new look on optics for our office. When Stefanie is not busy heading up our marketing or engaged in our optical, she enjoys home time with her young daughter.