Steven Squillace, O.D., graduated from Linton High School in Schenectady,
NY and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Multiple Science from LeMoyne
College in Syracuse, NY. Accepted at three optometry schools, he chose The
New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, due to its reputation and diverse clinical rotations.
In his fourth year, he trained at the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center and the
Pediatric Clinic in the Back Bay and North End Community Health Center in Boston, MA.
After graduation, he completed his internship at SUNY College of Optometry in New York, NY,
for Vision Therapy.
Dr. Squillace joined Springfield Optometric Associates in Springfield in 1986 as
the practice's pediatric optometrist.
After five years of this clinical practice, he completed a fellowship in the College of Vision Development (COVD).
Somers Vision Clinic opened in 2002 to the community, which, at the time, did not have an eyecare provider.
Dr. Squillace is also a member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, The Massachusetts
Association of Optometrists, and a 30-year member of the National American Optometric Association.
He maintains an associate membership in COVD.
Dr. Squillace also provides eye care services at Eyesight & Surgery Associates in East Longmeadow, MA,
to serve his clientele and those who have insurance plans that are only accepted in Massachusetts.
Dr. Squillace is a member of the Somers Rotary Club and sponsors the refreshments after
The Great Escape Road Race each September. He was a member of the East Longmeadow Jaycees for ten years,
serving in various board positions each year, including president in 1991. He was the founding chairman
of the Redstone Trailway Committee, which secured a $750,000 grant to develop a two-mile recreation path
along an abandoned railroad bed in the center of East Longmeadow, MA.
Dr. Squillace is a past director the Southfield Commons Condo Association and is the past president
of that organization. He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, MA, where he
serves on the Stewardship and Finance Committee. Dr. Squillace is also a member of the Alumni Association
of YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George in New York. He enjoys travel, sports and music.
Commitment to Serving the Community
Dr. Squillace is also affiliated with the Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) Emergency Department,
providing consults for ocular emergencies. As an associate member of the JMMC medical staff,
Dr. Squillace embraces the Core Values of Trinity Health New England:
Reverence -- We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person.
Commitment to Those Who Are Poor -- We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable.
Justice -- We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of the earth.
Stewardship-- We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial and natural resources entrusted to our care.
Integrity -- We are faithful to who we say we are.