The Team at 3rd Avenue
Arkady has been a Licensed Optician since 1998 and in the optics field since 1996. After stepping into the position of store manager this year, he has excelled in running the store with compassion and integrity. His passion for optics is secondary only to his desire to help clients see clearly and look their best. In his spare time he enjoys photography and spending time with his wife and kids.
Yuliya started her journey in the optics field over 12 years ago as an eyewear consultant. After she fell in love with Opticianry, she went on to get her license and has been working as a Licensed Optician since 2011. When not at work, she enjoys playing the piano and quality time with her husband and two children.
Amie Madden is a native New Yorker with a genuine love of the science of optics. Before gaining her Ophthalmic Dispensing License, she was a musician with The New York City Opera. When not filling prescriptions and adjusting glasses, she can be found hiking, biking, and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two teenage sons.
Walt Fraser, named after the famous New York Knicks basketball player, is thrilled to apply his business acumen to the optical field. Growing upon the wealth of experience of the Leonard’s team, his focus is on the craft of Opticianry and having every client’s eyewear help them to see a better world. In his spare time, he enjoys preparing exquisitely designed home cooked meals.
Jim has been working in the optical field since 2004. He learned about optics while working at an Optometric practice and refined his technical skills when working in an optical laboratory. He takes comfort in knowing that there is a lens created for every visual purpose. In his free time Jim enjoys cooking, hiking, playing the piano, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.