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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Geneseo Family Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Geneseo.

Michael Dolan, O.D.

Dr. Michael J. Dolan

Dr. Michael J. Dolan

Dr. Dolan was raised in Perinton, New York. He attended college at St. Bonaventure University where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He was accepted into the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia and was awarded his Doctor of Optometry degree from there in 1991.
Dr. Dolan has been the owner of Geneseo Family Eye Care since 1994. We are proud of our family atmosphere that we have created. He specializes in primary eye care for people of all ages. Dr. Dolan is proficient in contact lenses, medical eye conditions and pre- and post-operative eye care. He assists many local companies with safety eyewear. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, New York State Optometric Association and the Rochester Optometric Society.
Dr. Dolan resides in Livonia with his wife, Sheri. He has two sons, Brandon and Tyler. He enjoys hockey woodworking and golf.

Doctors of optometry (optometrists) are independent, primary health care providers, who specialize in the examination, diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as the diagnosis of related systemic conditions. They are licensed to prescribe medications to treat injuries and conditions such as glaucoma and conjunctivitis.

Doctors of optometry receive an undergraduate degree and then complete a four-year program at an accredited college of optometry. Their schooling is similar to that of a dentist or podiatrist. They are licensed by the state and are required to complete continuing education courses.


Lydia Pickrell, O.D., MS

Dr. Lydia Pickrell received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science with a concentration in Neuroscience and a double major in Biology from the University of Virginia. She then received her optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. During her time in optometry school, she also successfully defended her thesis to receive a Master’s degree in Vision Science. Dr. Pickrell was awarded The Class of 1953 scholarship, which is given to the student with the top academic performance for the class. She also received the highest score for her class on her NBEO Boards examination. Additionally, she was chosen as a Sesquicentennial scholar to represent the entire undergraduate, graduate, and alumni population at The Ohio State University. She was also able to attend a volunteer mission trip to Ghana in order to provide eye care. Dr. Pickrell completed her rotations at the Roholt Vision Institute as well as at the Salisbury VA Medical Center. Dr. Pickrell is trained to provide eye care for patients of all ages, including medical eye care, contact lenses, myopia management, and pre- and post-operative eye care. In her free time, Dr. Pickrell enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family, including her dog, Henle.


Shaun O’Connor, O.D.

Shaun O’Connor, OD, received his bachelor of science in biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr. O’Connor went on to receive his optometry degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and graduated Magna cum laude. He completed externships at Omni Eye Services in New Jersey and at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina. Dr. O’Connor is well-trained in the management of primary care, contact lenses, ocular disease, and post-operative care.



Team members

We believe that team work comes from a well-trained staff. We have regular meetings, which include cross-training of all staff members in all areas of our office. Each member is very versatile but all specialize in their own area of the office to serve our patients.

Sue – Administrative Coordinator – team member since 1999 – 2001 welcomed back in 2003

Sue is responsible for the coordination of insurance benefits, accounts receivable and staff management. Sue has several years of customer service, management and insurance experience.


Donna – Front Desk Coordinator – team member since 2006

Donna is responsible for greeting all patients, scheduling appointments, answering incoming calls and preparing for you visit to our office. Donna has many years of customer service and optical lab experience.


Beth – Ophthalmic Technician – team member since 2008

Beth is responsible for all patient pre-testing, which includes evaluating visual field, color vision, depth perception and visual acuity. Beth also performs most of the ophthalmic photography and specialty testing.


Amy – Front Desk and Ophthalmic Technician – team member since 2005 – 2007 welcomed back in 2013

Amy works part-time is responsible for patient pre-testing and greeting all patients, scheduling appointments, answering incoming calls and preparing for you visit to our office.


Jenn -Ophthalmic Technician – team member since 2018

Jenn is responsible for all patient pre-testing, which includes evaluating visual field, color vision, depth perception and visual acuity. Jenn also performs most of the ophthalmic photography and specialty testing.


Jill -Frame stylist/Ophthalmic Technician- team member since 2016

Jill is responsible for assisting  the opticians.  She hopes to some day obtain her ophthalmic dispensing license.  Jill also helps out with patient pre-testing and front desk duties.


Jim – Optician – team member since 2008

Jim is a New York State Ophthalmic Dispenser for over 10 years. He assists patients with selection of the proper eyewear and adjusts them to meet your needs.


Trudy Shull – team member since 2017

Trudy attended Erie County Community College for Opticianry, graduated at the top of her class in May 2017.

Sheri – Lab Manager and Optician – team member 2006

Sheri is responsible for manufacturing all our bifocal and specialty eyewear. She is also a New York State Ophthalmic Dispenser. She has twenty years of customer service experience.