Meet Our Team
Dr. Chad Lehtonen, owner and operator of Lakeview Eye Care, has been practicing Optometry at Lakeview Eye Care since 2002. He is a native of Kitchener in Ontario, Canada, and attended the University of Waterloo. There, he received a Bachelor’s of Science with Honors in Biology and began work on his Master’s Degree in Vision Science. Dr. Lehtonen was then recruited by the prestigious New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry and was Salutatorian. He completed Optometry internships at the Veteran’s Administration in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Portland, Oregon. He has also completed clinics within the Greater Boston area. Dr. Lehtonen specializes in ocular diseases and pediatric care.
In addition he speaks fluent French and is an avid hockey player. He played Varsity hockey during his university years; his team won the CIAU Ontario Championship and qualified as Canadian Finalist. Dr. Lehtonen resides in Pittsford, New York and currently plays hockey for local men’s leagues in his free time. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, Zoe and Tia, as well as his dog, Louie, and cat, Callie.
Lakeview Eye Care would like to welcome our newest addition, Dr. Zazulak. Dr “Z” is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His academic background reflects his roots in the Rochester and Western New York communities. He is fluent in Ukrainian. He went to St. Josaphat’s School and Irondequoit High School, where he was class valedictorian. He was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to SUNY Buffalo where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 3 years. He stayed in Buffalo to earn his medical degree and serve his internship. His ophthalmology residency was completed at the University of Rochester, where he served as Chief Resident in 1991.
Dr. Zazulak is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. In addition, he is a member of multiple other medical societies. He has been listed on the “Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists” for over a dozen consecutive years. In 2012, he was elected to serve as manager of the Brighton Surgery Center, for a three year term.
He feels very fortunate to have the ability to do what he does, and to meaningfully help his patients, especially in regards to surgery. Outside his profession, he loves his family time and his extracurricular activities. He and his wife Janet have 4 children: Kate, Noah, Hannah and Emily. They are truly his pride and joy. He enjoys bicycling, bowhunting, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and scuba diving.
Cindy, a Syracuse native joined the Lakeview family in November of 2013. She resides in Chili, NY with her husband, three children and cat. Cindy became a Licensed Optician (now known as a NYS Ophthalmic Dispenser) in 2001. With her extended expertise, Cindy is excellent at finding and fitting each individual’s style with a custom plan exclusively for each patient. In Cindy’s free time she enjoys playing with her children, hiking, camping, and going to museums.
Danielle joined our team in September of 2014 to help Dr. Lehtonen with his patients as well as to assist Cindy in our optical shop. She has worked in the eye care field for two years. Danielle is from Greece, NY and lives with her 4 year old daughter, Ella. She enjoys taking her dog George for walks, ice-skating in the winter time and curling up with a good book. We are happy to call her a part of our Lakeview family.
Erica Marciano- Billing Manager
Erica joined Lakeview in November of 2013. She’s originally from Brockport, NY and now resides in Spencerport with her husband Tom and son Nathan, as well as her dog and cat, Haus & Scooter. Erica is an experienced medical biller and has been in this field for nine years. She’s a great new asset to Lakeview and can help you personally with your billing needs. In her spare time she loves to root for the Buffalo Bills, Rochester Knighthawks and hanging out with her family and friends.
Megan Fisher- Front Desk Specialist
Megan, a Pittsford native joined Lakeview in December of 2013. Known for her warm and bubbly personality, Megan is a great new addition to our front desk team. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, yoga, Crossfit, walking through the village of Pittsford and taking care of her Maltese, Buddy the Elf.