Our Practice

Dr. Paul M. Cangiano

drcangiano@visionnorthboston.com

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Dr. Paul M. Cangiano was born in Boston, Massachusetts. A true Bostonian, Dr. Cangiano is first generation, last child of four. His parents immigrated from Avellino, Italy in the 1950’s to Massachusetts. Dr. Cangiano presently resides in Boston’s North End where he feels at home with in the community.

In 1990 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. This is what started his first interests in optics and the eye.

From 1990-1992 he was involved in Bioengineering and research which fostered an interest in the medical field.

In 1996, Dr. Cangiano received a Doctorate degree in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.
From 1996- 2004, Dr. Cangiano was part of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. A large multi-specialty group practice in Boston. It was in these years where he developed his skills in pre and post surgical management with state of the art laser treatment and work along side Boston’s best ophthalmologist and surgical staff.

Dr. Cangiano has a special interest in refractive surgery, which includes LASIK-laser vision correction and PRK. He worked on some of the early FDA clinical trials and continues to educate patients on new technology through seminars and lectures.

Although Dr. Cangiano’s professional activities are many; he devotes a significant amount of time to the community. In the past, he worked with local Lion’s Clubs performing vision screenings. He was also very active in the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity, where he served as president and setup and participated in Eye Care Missions in underdeveloped Countries.

Dr. Cangiano strives for excellence in everything he does, but realizes that his greatest source of happiness is helping others.

 

Dr. Cayla M. Bergstrom

drbergstrom@visionnorthboston.com

Dr. Cayla Bergstrom happily joined the Vision North team in June 2017 as an Associate Optometrist.

Dr. Bergstrom received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.  While attending the university, Dr. Bergstrom worked as an optometric technician; it was interactions with children and young adults receiving their first eyeglasses that moved her to pursue optometry.

Dr. Bergstrom graduated with her Doctorate degree in Optometry form the New England College of Optometry.  While attending the college, Dr Bergstrom served on the student council as class president (2013), executive vice-president (2014), and executive president (2016).  She was further involved as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors society, Lions Club and Private Practice Club.

In 2017 she was awarded the Dr. Hyman R. Kamens Award for commitment to service, leadership, compassion and integrity in the college and optometric profession.  She was also, in 2017, awarded the F. Dow Smith Award for leadership ability in the profession of optometry.

Dr. Bergstrom’s clinical experience has been with the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-Pediatric Optometry Clinic, the Providence VA Hospital, the Newport Naval Health Clinic, and the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.  While Dr. Bergstrom enjoys seeing and caring for all patients, she has a special interest in pediatrics and contact lenses.

Dr. Bergstrom is originally from Minnesota.  She now lives in the West End where she enjoys being walking distance from the vibrant North End and Beacon Hill.  She is a bona fide bookworm, avid Red Sox fan, and amateur foodie (her greatest appreciation being desserts).

As Dr. Bergstrom joins the Vision North team, she is most looking forward to building lasting relationships with the people in the community.

 

Christopher J. DiTavi   LDO, NCLC

chris@visionnorthboston.com

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Chris DiTavi has been in the optical industry since 1994.  After being in the horticulture field for six years, he decided to follow in his father’s and brother’s footsteps and join the optical field.

Chris attended Worcester Technical Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts where he received his degree in ophthalmic dispensing.  During his two years at WTI, he served on the student advisory board and received the Silor Laboratory Award in May 1996 for top eyewear fabricator.   He graduated in June of 1996 in the top 10% of his class with honors.

In 1997, Chris joined the New England Contact Lens Society.  He joined the board of directors in 1998 and and in 2002 was elected vice-president.  In 2004 he was elected president where he served 2 consecutive terms from 2004-2008.

Chris worked as an optician and contact lens specialist in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area for 16 years before joining the team at Vision North in February of 2012.  Since then, Chris has been manager of Vision North and enjoys being back in the neighborhood of Boston’s North End where he spent much of his childhood.

Being a die hard football fan, every fall you can find Chris on the sidelines coaching youth football in his hometown of Maynard where he lives with is wife and two sons.

 

Kelly McCormick   ABOC,  NCLC

kelly@visionnorthboston.com

Kelly McCormick joined Vision North’s team in July of 2011 as a patient care coordinator.  Kelly has nearly two decades of customer service experience and is always happy to greet a patient with a warm and friendly smile, going above and beyond to satisfy a patient’s needs.

Kelly has recently completed the Massachusetts Optician apprentice program and is working on obtaining her dispensing optician’s state license.  Kelly is currently certified with the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners associations.

Kelly currently resides in Salem, MA, but loves coming to the North End because of the great sense of community the neighborhood has to offer.  She loves to travel and also spend time with her animals.

 

Nina Jancalkova

nina@visionnorthboston.com

Nina Jancalkova is from Boston, MA.  Nina joined Vision North in February of 2017 as a patient care coordinator.  She has been working in the optical industry since 2013 where she has become well versed in the different third party insurances that are used in the optical industry.

Nina went to Lincoln Technical Institute where she obtained her medical office assistant and billing certificate.  Nina loves working with patients and helping them with any needs that may arise.

Nina currently lives in Randolph, MA.  On her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends.