The concept of Montgomery Eye Care, for over 2 decades of private optometric practice 4 miles north of Princeton, NJ evolved from my childhood.
I grew up in Oxford, NY, a small town in the Southern Tier of NYS. My paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Mat G. Boname, provided healthcare for my hometown and it's environs.
My grandparents met in an operating room, they were both assigned to the same case while in training at Syracuse Medical School.
Immediately after their marriage in August of 1928, they saw patients side by side in their home office. The rest, as they say, is history.
I identified with and emulated my grandfather, and I used copies of family photographs as postcards to notify my patients that it was time for their annual eye exam, to thank them for referring new patients, or to thank them for filling their spectacle Rx at my office.
I was educated at Cornell University (BS Neurobiology & Behavior), Bucknell University (MS Biology), and The New England College of Optometry (O.D.) After graduating from NECO, I moved to New Jersey, and spent the first 3.5 years of my career, as an associate in an optometric practice.
I realized that the only way for me to create a concierge-like environment in which to care for my patients, necessitate opening my own practice. In addition, I was fortunate to cross paths with a well-trained licensed optician who shared my dream of creating a destination practice.