Doug and Susan Manhire, Owners & Licensed Opticians
Doug and Susan are both licensed Opticians. They are skilled in the interpretation of your doctor’s prescription and are committed to making you the very best pair of glasses you have ever had, so you will see clearly and look wonderful! They specialize in the latest optical technology, grind all eyewear in their own on-premise lab, and stay up to date with the latest training, so they can provide their patients with the best measurements, fitting, and follow up care. Between them Doug and Susan share over 80 years of optical expertise and experience.
Doug is a homegrown New Jersey boy and was raised in Long Valley and Oldwick. He received comprehensive training in opticianry and optical technology from SUNY Buffalo in New York, as well as Macon Technological School in Georgia. Doug was the President of the New Jersey Guild of Opticians, as well as Vice President of the Society of Dispensing Opticians.
Susan is a Pittsburgh girl and moved to New Jersey in 1969. She received her optical education from Raritan Valley Community College. Susan was one of the original trustees of the Hackettstown Foundation for Educational Excellence. She is also a lifetime member of the Hackettstown PTA and has often volunteered in the schools.
The Manhires believe in “giving back.” They support local businesses, schools, and churches by contributing both time and money. They have strong ties to the local surrounding communities and believe that it is important to remain active and supportive.
Doug and Susan have been happily married for 46 1/2 years, have two adult children, and live on a Gentleman’s Farm. In his free time, Doug enjoys antique tractor pulling and tending to his hay farm. Susan is an accomplished voice-over artist and enjoys pottery.
Dr. Susan Freed-Gilvey, O.D.
Dr. Freed-Gilvey is an Optometric Physician licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Optometrists in the treatment and management of ocular diseases and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. She earned her optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she graduated with honors in both Therapeutic and Ocular Disease Management and Low Vision Therapy.
Dr. Freed-Gilvey is a Therapeutic Optometrist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and medical management of ocular diseases including dry eye, cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, iritis, and conjunctivitis. She also performs pediatric exams and specialty contact lens fittings.
Dr. Freed-Gilvey is married and has three children. Her hobbies include hiking, vegetable gardening, baking, and competing with her dog.
Alyssa Ziobro, Office Manager
Alyssa came to us with 5 years of optical experience, and over 14 years of managerial and customer service experience. She has a strong business background and is organized in everything she does. Our patients love her bubbly and warm personality, and feel comfortable asking questions and seeking guidance. Alyssa is patient at all times and a great listener. She is the “go-to girl” for answers. She has a passion for helping others and ensures that her patients receive the best care possible.
When she isn’t in the office, Alyssa spends all of her time with her husband and their two children. Together they love: board games, singing, playing at the park, and going to Disney World!