About Us

Our People Make the Difference

At The Eyeglass Place of Newington, we understand that a skilled optician is the key to helping you select the right eyewear. Without the expertise of a trained optician, the process of choosing from hundreds of styles, frames, lenses and materials can be daunting. Our licensed opticians listen carefully to your needs so they can choose the perfect eyewear for your features, lifestyle and your budget.

Karen L. Pizzitola, L.O., Owner

The Eyeglass Place of Newington would like to welcome Karen Pizzitola as its new owner. Karen brings with her an impressive 40 year career as a Licensed Optician in the State of Connecticut, most recently serving as the General Manager of a busy local practice for 9 years and a previous 20 years of experience as a General Manager in a Global Optical Retailer. Karen returns to The Eyeglass Place after spending time in the late 70’s learning and perfecting her trade in this very store. After many years in the Optical world, Karen made the heartfelt decision to purchase The Eyeglass Place in 2019 from her long-time friend with aspirations to keep the artistry of opticianry alive, something that is near and dear to her.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and rescue dogs as well as watercolor painting, re-purposing antique furniture and sport shooting. She holds a Master classification in Bulls-Eye and had the distinct honor to represent the USA on the esteemed Mayleigh Cup Team in Camp Perry Ohio in 2016.

Karen proudly specializes in problem solving the eyewear obstacles of individuals participating in range and sport activities as well as assisting our police and military with their unique eyewear needs.

Sarah Figueroa, L.O.

Sarah has been in the optical industry for over 20 years, beginning her career in a large optical chain in 1999. Sarah entered the field as an lab technician, was quickly promoted to assistant lab manager, and became lab manager for her last eight years with the retailer. After having her first child, she decided to transition into private practice in 2014. In 2015, we were happy to welcome her to the Eyeglass Place team.

Dr. Brittany Jones

Dr. Brittany Jones completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences.  She then obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from MCPHS University. She continued her education after graduating by completing a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Newington, CT.

Dr. Jones is well-versed with treating and managing ocular conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, ocular surface disease, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. She is also experienced in co-managing post-op care for LASIK/PRK and cataract surgery. She fits contact lenses including spherical, astigmatic, multifocal and myopia control.

Dr. Jones has worked in various settings including hospital-based, private practice, commercial and academia as adjunct faculty at MCPHS University.  She is experienced in managing ocular care for patients of all ages.  She is a member fo the American Optometric Society, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and the American Academy of Optometry.

In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys traveling, rock climbing and training as a natural bodybuilder (Pro Figure Division OCB).