Meet the Doctors & Team
Northern Valley Eye Care, Inc. is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can.
From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year!
Contact us any time to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.
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- 7:20am - 4:30pm
- 7:20am - 12:00pm
Dr. Steven St. Marie
Dr. St. Marie attended St. Michael’s College for his undergraduate training before earning his Doctorate of Optometry in 1994 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now named Salus University) in Philadelphia where he received citations of excellence in Pediatric Eye Care and Low Vision. That same year, he joined Dr. Walter Johnson and Dr. Carl Whitehouse at Optometric Associates in St. Albans, Vt. He also worked part-time at a satellite office in Rouses Point, NY for seven years.
In 2004, Dr. St. Marie acquired the practice from Dr. Whitehouse and changed its name to Northern Valley Eye Care. In 2015, Dr. St. Marie relocated the practice to its current and greatly expanded facility at 128 Fisher Pond Road.
Active in both community and professional organizations, he is the past President of the St. Albans Rotary Club and the Vermont Optometric Association.
Dr. St. Marie is married to Tami and they have two children.
Dr. Karl Cunningham
Dr. Karl Cunningham joined the team at Northern Valley Eye Care in June of 2017. Originally from Lyme, New Hampshire, Dr. Cunningham attended the University of West Florida in Pensacola with a focus on biology. After undergraduate, he attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia. During the course of his professional education he took part in various extracurricular efforts including leading the school’s Lion’s Club chapter, acting as club president. He also volunteered efforts with the Students in Optometric Services to Humanity, where he and 25 other students spent a week in northern Haiti offering free eye care services to those in need. As part of his internship experiences, Dr. Cunningham spent time working with doctors at the White River Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and at the United States Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan. During his free time Dr. Cunningham enjoys traveling and outdoor sports such as camping, hiking, and snowboarding. He is also a student of Goju Karate, in which he holds a second degree black belt.
Our staff consists of a team of 10 professionals that assist our Doctors and patients everyday in all areas of our office. We have the highest number of registered certified technicians of all optometric practices in Vermont. Four members of our team have earned their credentials as Certified Paraoptometrics and throughout the year take continuing education classes to keep these credentials current. We have staff that is specialized in scheduling, insurance & billing, frames & lens styles, contact lenses, and special eye health testing to provide our patients with the best possible care and service. Two of our Certified Paraoptometric Assistants have completed additional training in fitting Synergeyes Hybrid Contact Lenses and DreamLens Vision Shaping Treatment Lenses.