Since 1986, IC Optics has been providing customized eyewear to our patients. Kim Neely, owner and one of the Licensed Opticians on staff, has been practicing in Putnam since 1981 and has built his business around researching optical products to meet the visual demands of our patients. Our goal is to help our patients with the best fitting eyewear designed to meet their optical and lifestyle needs.
The optical industry is continually changing and IC Optics prides themselves on keeping up with the latest advancements. Our highly trained opticians analyze patient’s prescriptions and lifestyle to create the ideal eyewear to fulfill those needs. Come to IC Optics and experience eyewear like you never have before!
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Owner | Licensed Optician
Kim has been a Licensed Optician since 1980. Starting his career as an apprentice for Harvey & Lewis in Hartford, CT. Kim’s father, George Neely, L.O., introduced him to the profession in December 1975. Father and son would work together at Harvey & Lewis for 6 years when in 1981, Kim opened Opti-Style, an independent retail optical shop, in Putnam CT. In 1986, he was recruited to run IC Optics by then owner Dr. Curran. Kim’s quality craftsmanship and products knowledge made IC Optics flourish and after years of managing, Kim purchased the business, and he has continued to provide top-quality eyewear for all his patients.
Tricia was introduced to the world of optics by Kim’s daughter, a third generation Optician. She began her career as an optical apprentice in 2013 while she studied opticianry at Middlesex Community College. While in school she received her ABO and NCLE certification in 2014 – becoming a Licensed Optician in 2015. Tricia lives in Thompson, CT with her family. Most of her time now is spent with her two young daughters, Adelynn and Brielle.
As an independent optical shop, we have the freedom to use a variety of quality products from different manufacturers and independent companies that take pride in the craftsmanship of their frames.
From single vision to advanced progressives, IC Optics is at the forefront of lens technology. We pride ourselves on having the best educated staff to meet your visual needs whether it be for work, a hobby, or all-day wear.
IC Optics enjoys the challenge of meeting everyone’s sunglass needs. Whether you are in the market for prescription or non-prescription sunglasses, protection and comfort is our main goal.
Yesterday, I had the best appointment I've ever had with an Optician. Kim's attention to detail was incredible. He performed measurements that no other Optician had done on me before. I was very impressed!