Welcome to Williams Family Eye Care, PC


Our Story

Dr. Gary J. Williams and team provide primary eye and vision care and vision therapy. The office was established in 1940 by Dr. Henry E. Quick. Wellness examinations are provided to assess eye health, prescribe glasses, and fit contact lenses. Eye diseases are also treated and the doctors are available to see patients for eye emergencies. The office also provides the specialty care of vision therapy including the treatment of strabismus and amblyopia, convergence insufficiency and other eye teaming and focusing problems, learning-related vision problems, and the visual problems secondary to head injuries. The practice provides the latest in vision care and optical materials in a traditional setting focused on personalized care and communication.

Dr. Emily McNierney is now a part of our continuing history of professional family eyecare.


Our Facility

Our office technology includes, but is not limited to the following specialized equipment:

Automated Keratometer

A Keratometer, also known as a Opthalmometer, is a diagnostic instrument for measuring the curvature of the anterior surface of the Cornea, particularly for assessing the extent and axis of Astigmatism

Automated Refracter

An instrument that automatically measures the refractive condition of the eye. It is helpful in the process of determining the proper spectacle prescription, especially in those patients with a limited ability to communicate.

Non-Contact Tonometer

An instrument that measures the pressure in the eye, without having to touch the eye. It is very helpful in screening patients for the risk of Glaucoma.

Goldmann Tonometer

An instrument that precisely measures the pressure in the eye. It is essential in the monitoring those patients who have Glaucoma, or are Glaucoma suspects.

Frequency Doubling Technology Perimetry

An instrument that quickly determines the peripheral field of vision. It is very helpful in screening patients for possible peripheral vision deficits. Used for: Glaucoma, glaucoma suspect, take certain medications that affect the Retina; such as Plaquinel. Field loss due to stroke or other head trauma. Medical correction of droopy eyelids (Ptosis) can be approved using the FDT

Humphrey Automated Perimetry

An instrument that precisely determines the peripheral field of vision. It is essential in monitoring those patients who have Glaucoma, or are Glaucoma suspects.

Digital Retinal Camera

An instrument that quickly captures high quality digital images of the retina and stores them in a computerized database. It is very helpful in documenting and monitoring patients with retinal disease or anomalies.

Sonomed Corneal Pachymeter

An instrument used to precisely determine the thickness of the cornea. It is very helpful in monitoring patients who have Glaucoma, or are Glaucoma suspects, as well as those with corneal disease, or prior corneal surgery.

Gary J Williams, OD FCOVD

Developmental Optometrist

Dr. Gary J. Williams graduated from Princeton University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and a Fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD). He has served two terms as president of COVD and was the chairperson of education of COVD for 18 years. Dr. Williams has been an officer in the New York State Optometric Association, has been the chairperson of the American Optometric Association Pediatric and Binocular Vision Committee, and has also served the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for 14 years to develop national licensing exams. Dr. Williams has received the Optometric Recognition Award for over 30 years for obtaining over 50 hours of continuing education a year. His special interest in optometry is learning related vision problems. He and his wife, Linda, have four children and five grandchildren. Linda is very active in the community. Outside optometry and his family, Dr. Williams’ interests are reading and tennis. Please visit our blog to look for reviews of topics which interest you.

Emily McNierney

Emily McNierney is a 2013 graduate of Vestal High School. She earned her BA in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University in 2017. Throughout her undergraduate years, Emily worked as an intern at Williams Family Eye Care. She was accepted into the prestigious Scholars Program at Salus University;s Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, PA, and will graduate with her Doctor of Optometry degree in May 2020. Emily has worked as a student doctor at the Northeastern Eye Institute of Scranton and Clark Summit, PA, Family Vision Care in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Boardman Family Eye Care in Wysox, PA and The Eye Institute of Salus University in Philadelphia, PA.

Emily is very excited to return to Williams Family Eye Care after graduation to provide vision care to the Owego community. She will begin seeing patients in July 2020.

Sheree Strong
Office Manager

Sheree started in 1997 as a receptionist and has covered many of the areas in the office which makes her well-versed in patient care. She covers insurance filing, follow-ups, and is available to speak with patients on any concerns or comments they may have. Complete patient care and a positive experience while in our office is her top priority. Sheree is married to David for the past 37 years, with 2 children and 2 grandchildren, who are the light of her life.


Kasia Cygan
Optical Manager

Kasia is a graduate of Erie Community College and has been a NYS licensed and Board certified optician since 1996. Her optical experience allows her to help patients understand which frame and lens options will work best for their particular needs. Kasia’s foremost priority is that her patients attain the clearest vision, most comfortable eye wear, and utmost quality. Kasia enjoys traveling, listening to music, going to the theater and symphony concerts, gardening and spending time with her family.

Irene Anderson
Optometric Vision Therapy Coordinator

Irene began working in 2002, while still in college, as a vision therapist intern. She became a certified therapist in 2012 after completing the training and course work. Irene has lived her whole life in Owego. She has a degree in vocal music from Binghamton University and enjoys singing in her church and for different events. She is married and has two wonderful children. Irene enjoys baking, sewing, and playing with her kids. She and her family like to camp and go four-wheeling.

Cindy Sanguinito

New York State Licensed and Board Certified Optician since April 2013. She has worked in the office since 2010. She has 3 children and resides in Little Meadows, Pa. She has a daily goal of making all her patients smile. Her hobbies include being the family chauffer, reading, rollerblading, skating and enjoying the fresh air and roadside scenery from her motorcycle.

Audra Ellis
Receptionist, Front Desk

Native of Oklahoma, Audra has worked in the office since December of 2012. She is responsible for scheduling patients, setting up new patients, checking insurance coverage and is the backup Diagnostic Tech as well. She is the mother of two boys and has been married for 17 years. Her hobbies are quilting, reading, cross stitch, gardening, cooking, camping and fishing, and enjoying her family.

Margaret Barillaro
Diagnostic Tech

Margaret has been with the office since 2006, providing our patients with an accurate and painless experience before seeing our doctors. Originally from Connecticut, she has lived in Owego for twenty-four years with her loving husband, Peter. Together, they have four grown children and two granddaughters. Margaret enjoys sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, boating and going to Zumba.

Sarah McDowell
Diagnostic Tech

Began working in the office in January of 2018; Sarah is a backup diagnostic technician and is working towards a certification in optometric vision therapy. She went to college in Syracuse NY for math and science and now resides in Owego with her husband Ryan and two dogs. She enjoys music, camping, hiking, kayaking, spoiling her dogs, and traveling with her family.