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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Dr. Mark Sorrentino, O.D. the leading provider of vision care products and services in Buffalo.


Dr. Mark Sorrentino

Dr. Sorrentino attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he received a BS in Biology. He later graduated from New England College of Optometry in 1991. While in graduate school, Dr. Sorrentino traveled overseas to Germany where he did a rotation at the Augsburg Army Base. After receiving his doctorate degree, Dr. Sorrentino returned back to Buffalo where he started his career working for Dr. Norman Young. Dr. Sorrentino took over his practice in 2000 and has been running as a private practice optometrist for 20 years. In addition, Dr. Sorrentino specializes in diabetic exams, glaucoma treatment and contact lens evaluations. Aside from working, Dr. Sorrentino enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife. He spends his free time biking, skiing as well as playing and coaching hockey.

Dee Sorrentino – Office Manager

Dee Sorrentino graduated from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY with a BA in Marketing. After college she worked for NEC Computers in Boston and then at Executrain in Buffalo. Coincidentally, she and Dr. Sorrentino were both working in the Brisbane Building when they returned to the area from Boston. In 2004, Dee started working for her husband and currently runs the practice. During her free time, she enjoys cooking, skiing and spending time with her family.

Paula Shimmel – Optician

Paula is one of our amazing opticians. She has been working as a licensed optician for over 35 years!  Paula has worked for Dr. Sorrentino for almost 6 years. Paula manages the optical part of the practice and determines which frame companies to offer our patients.  She offers an assortment of designer frames as well as affordable, stylish options.  Paula fits frames for patients and helps them pick out the best frame to complement their appearance. She also works on ordering glasses and utilizing patient insurance plans.  She loves hiking, travel, cooking, entertaining, hanging out with family, and playing with her beautiful grandpuppy!

Jessica Shpakovsky – Optician

Jess graduated from ECC with an Associate of Science Degree in Opticianry. She first started working for Dr. Sorrentino as an optical technician in August 2015. She then received her degree and started working as an optician. Jess is responsible for working with our patients to help them find the perfect frame, which happens to be her favorite part of working for Dr. Sorrentino! She also helps new patients learn how to use contacts. In her free time, Jess likes spending time with her family, hiking and traveling new cities, and working on flower arrangements for weddings with her best friend!

Debbie Page – Receptionist

Debbie graduated from ECC with an Associates degree and has being working for Dr. Sorrentino since 2005. She is responsible for running the front desk, booking appointments, checking patient eligibility and placing contact lens orders. Debbie enjoys playing with her new black lab puppy named Thor, working in her garden as well as enjoying time with her three daughters and her grandchildren.

Jessica Battaglia – Technician

Jessica graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a BS in Chemistry in 2017 and has been working for Dr. Sorrentino since July 2017. She is responsible for providing pre-testing to patients along with additional testing for medical patients. When Jessica is not working with patients she is booking and confirming appointments, helping around the optical, as well as medical billing. During her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, dancing, and playing with her dog Max!