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About Long Island Opticians


Long Island Opticians is the realization of a dream.

My father, Alfred E. Santini, was a optician. Born into and trained in an era where learning a skilled trade was equivalent to a 10 year “school: going from apprentice to journeyman to master optician. When I told my Dad that I wanted to “go into the business”, at first he discouraged me. Why? Because he wanted me to be a doctor, specifically an optometrist. But I wanted to work with my hands, in a skilled craft. There’s nothing wrong with being an eye doctor, but I knew what I wanted to do: I wanted to make, fit and style eyewear.

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