Our Team

A B O U T  M E

Elizabeth Burton

Licensed Optician/Owner

Elizabeth is a New York State Licensed Optician with over 25 years experience.  She grew up in Massapequa and still resides here. She has worked as an Optician in the neighborhood for 17 years both in a family practice and a large retail chain.  Elizabeth loves the combination of building relationships through great service, performing high quality custom work and putting it together with an exceptional eye for fashion in the latest styles. She realized her dream of opening a boutique optical shop where she could focus on the quality products and patient care while building life long relationships.

Our Doctors

Theresa Rua, O.D.

Dr. Rua received her Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University in 1999, after completing her Bachelor of Science from Molloy College. Before becoming and Optometrist, she was a New York State Licensed Optician, so she is well equipped to handle a variety of optical issues. Dr Rua is highly experienced in fitting specialty contact lenes including bifocal contacts. She is also certified and highly experienced in the treatment and management of ocular disease.  She has practiced optometry in various venues, including Veterans Administration Hospitals, private practice and foreign missions.

In addition to primary care optometry, Dr. Rua is passionate about helping children with learning-related vision problems, strabismus and amblyopia. During a vision therapy evaluation, she tests for and treats both eye coordination and perceptual issues, using the standardized Test of Visual Perception.  As a doctor, and a homeschooling mom, she is dedicated to providing children with the ability to have an exceptional education.
Creating awareness about the importance of a fully functioning visual system is one of Dr. Rua’s passions. Thus she enjoys lecturing and collaborating with peers and educators in interdisciplinary and related fields. She has lectured at numerous parent associations, rehabilitation centers and schools.
Dr. Rua loves being with her husband and two children. After homeschooling, they enjoy volunteering at a local soup kitchen, and other service projects through their church.

Christine Tam, O.D.

ABOUT US

Dr. Christine Tam received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at New York University and Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry.  She graduated as a member of the Dean’s List and Founder/President of ACE Interprofessional Society. Dr. Tam completed her externship rotations at the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley Health Care System, NY Vision Group, Somers Eye Center, and SUNY Optometry University Eye Center.  She is experienced in primary eye care, contact lenses, ocular surface diseases as well as ocular disease. She is well versed fitting soft spherical, toric, multifocal and monovision contact lens. She has experience treating patients of all ages and has a special interest in contact lenses, ocular disease, and dry eye management.   

Contact Us

Shore Vision

4644 Merrick Rd

Massapequa, NY 11758

Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12-4

Wednesday: 12-4

Thursday: 12-4

Friday: 12-4

Saturday: 11-2

Sunday: Closed