Meet Our Staff

Meet the Staff of Rochester Optical

Photo of Debbi Martini, NYS Licensed Optician and Retail Director of Rochester Optical

Name: Debbi Martini

Title: Retail Director, NYS Licensed Optician

Debbi is a woman with a great love for others and is ambitious in everything she does! She has worked in the optical industry for 23 years and counting, and she loves every moment of it! She is loyal to her work, friends, and customers, and she strives to be the best she can be in her profession and as a person. She enjoys camping and four-wheeling with her husband Gaetano, to whom she has been married for more than 20 years! She also enjoys cruising on the Royal Caribbean and reading conspiracy theories. If you were to ask her about the one thing she can’t resist, it would definitely be something with chocolate and peanut butter!

Photo of Dr. Sofia Elbaamrani, an optometrist at Rochester Optical

Name: Dr. Sofia Elbaamrani

Title: Optometrist

Dr. Elbaamrani is a warm and passionate member of the team! She was born and raised in Rochester and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where she obtained her Bachelor of Science. She then continued her education at Salus University, graduating with her Doctor of Optometry in 2016 and returning to Rochester to practice optometry. She has a strong passion for primary eye care with a heavy focus on ocular diseases and contact lenses. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, playing volleyball, and trying out new hobbies and recipes. Her favorite quote is, “You don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for.” Dr. Elbaamrani is an inspiration to us all!


Name: Dan Kampff

Title: NYS Licensed Optician

“I am an intelligent goofball who likes to help others see better! I work hard so I can play hard.” Dan has been working in the optical industry for more than four years and continues to be a phenomenal team member at RO! He is an avid dog lover (with a pup of his own), baseball fan, and cyclist who enjoys working out at the gym. The one thing he can’t resist? Ice cream! He is a proud supporter of Miracle Field, a baseball field in Webster set up by his own father for kids with special needs.


Name: Steven Hickey

Title: NYS Licensed Optician & Educator in the Rochester City School District

Steven is a loving husband, father of four, and grandfather to two beautiful grandchildren! He is an all-around family man who loves spending time at family dinners, playing with the dogs, working on cars, refurbishing old boats, and having fun with a little bow hunting and fishing! It is Steven’s inspiration that his ongoing 42+ years in the optical industry can make the world a better place.


Name: Randy Rich

Title: NYS Licensed Optician

Randy has been in the optical industry for more than 53 years! He is a retired Army medic and sergeant and a loving husband of 52 years with two sons and six beautiful grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, traveling, watching sports, and learning more about history. A big inspiration for Randy was one of his doctors, his first heart surgeon who said, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Motivated by this, he continues to learn everything he can to be the best version of himself in both his professional and personal life.


Name: Paul Marx

Title: NYS Licensed Optician

Paul has worked in the optical industry for more than 49 years! He is a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoys traveling to warm weather destinations and supporting the Buffalo sports teams. A big inspiration for Paul was his grandfather. “He was an educator — a professor at college. He was well-read — he would always read the back of the milk carton at breakfast.” Paul is very proud of his family and continues to encourage them to live life to the fullest!


Name: Amanda Antonetti

Title: Apprentice Optician, Receptionist

Amanda is a proud mom and workaholic! She has worked at Rochester Optical for more than three years and is working toward her New York State opticians license! She enjoys the outdoors and finding new places to relax, listen to music, meet new people, and travel! Her daughter is her constant inspiration to continue to be the best version of herself. She truly enjoys helping others and loves seeing them at their happiest. She was put on this earth to be a giver!


Name: Candace Shahid

Title: Optometric Tech Trainee, Receptionist

Candace has worked with Rochester Optical for two years and continues to greet everyone with a heart-warming smile. She says she is a happy, loving, and dependable superwoman! Candace enjoys walking trails, getting lost in good books, traveling, and chocolate, of course! She is a proud mom to her three-year-old daughter and continues to spread positivity and love to all.


Name: Julia Martinez

Title: Receptionist

Julia has been working with RO for more than seven years and is a fun and loving wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Her kids are her constant inspiration in life, along with her two dogs, Chloe and Sadie! She enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, baking, and traveling, and she can’t live without chocolate and getting together with friends for some good laughs!


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