Weekly Feature



2017-03-01 / Business

Boulevard Optical provides new technology with old-fashioned service

by ANNA WALTERS Ken-Ton Editor


Optician Dana Truilizio, left; Carol Parker, secretary/receptionist; Richard Komm, CEO and optician; Kevin Komm, doctor of optometry; and Tina Vizzi, optician, are shown in Boulevard Optical’s new office, at 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Suite 120, in Getzville. 
Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Optician Dana Truilizio, left; Carol Parker, secretary/receptionist; Richard Komm, CEO and optician; Kevin Komm, doctor of optometry; and Tina Vizzi, optician, are shown in Boulevard Optical’s new office, at 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Suite 120, in Getzville. Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com After being at the same location since the 1950s, Boulevard Optical and Vision Center has moved to Getzville.

The office was previously located on Niagara Falls Boulevard and is now at 55 Crosspoint Parkway, Suite 120.

The practice is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

“Our goal is basically to be able to help every patient that walks through our door, whether it’s directly or indir ectly,” said optometrist Dr, Kevin Komm.

The services provided are eye exams of all kinds, for children and adults; optical needs such as glasses and contacts; and medical diagnosis and management and treatment of medical eye disease.

In addition to the Amherst office, there are two other locations in Lewiston and Niagara Falls. Komm noted that each location has its own in-house lab.

According to Komm, finished lab work includes the edging of lenses and the fabrication of an individual’s final glasses.

“That is done on premises to ensure the accuracy and attention to detail that our patients deserve.”

Komm added that he wants customers to feel like they are home and in the right place to solve their needs when visiting Boulevard Optical.

All of the opticians are fully New York State-licensed for optical dispensing and contact lenses.

The office also carries a wide selection of both traditional and designer frames along with contact lenses.

“I like to think we use state-of-the art technology in both the eye care and optical side of things with old-fashioned service,” Komm said, noting that he has approximately 20 employees, spanning the three locations, who have been with him for 20 or more years.

Richard Komm, optician and CEO, believes the familiarity is beneficial because patients are able to see the same person for a number of years, and the staff gets to know the patients’ families.

The office also carries sports and recreational glasses.

“A lot of the SWAT teams use our frames and lenses in the local area,” Komm said.

According to Komm, the practice has access to two digital retinal scanners; visual fields; and some of the newest technology for glasses such as digital-surfaced lenses and coatings for anti-reflective properties and scratch resistance.

The office is accepting new clients, and Komm recommends that everyone have an annual eye exam.

“Even though we’re 32 years into my part of the business, I still feel like we’re the new kid on the block and still growing.”

For more information or appointments, call 694-4388.

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