alarm-ringing ambulance angle2 archive arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up at-sign baby baby2 bag binoculars book-open book2 bookmark2 bubble calendar-check calendar-empty camera2 cart chart-growth check chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up circle-minus circle city clapboard-play clipboard-empty clipboard-text clock clock2 cloud-download cloud-windy cloud clubs cog cross crown cube youtube diamond4 diamonds drop-crossed drop2 earth ellipsis envelope-open envelope exclamation eye-dropper eye facebook file-empty fire flag2 flare foursquare gift glasses google graph hammer-wrench heart-pulse heart home instagram joystick lamp layers lifebuoy link linkedin list lock magic-wand map-marker map medal-empty menu microscope minus moon mustache-glasses paper-plane paperclip papers pen pencil pie-chart pinterest plus-circle plus power pushpin question rain reading receipt recycle reminder sad shield-check smartphone smile soccer spades speed-medium spotlights star-empty star-half star store sun-glasses sun tag telephone thumbs-down thumbs-up tree tumblr twitter user users wheelchair write yelp youtube

Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Thomas M. Kaminska OD the leading provider of vision care products and services in Cheektowaga.


Thomas M. Kaminska, O.D.

Dr. Kaminska attended Canisius High School and received his B.A. at Canisius College.   He continued his education at the Illinois College of Optometry and  has been in private practice since September 1980.

Dr. Kaminska, a private practice optometrist and member of Vision Source, is highly dedicated to advancing the profession of optometry. He is Past President of the Western New York Society of Optometrists.  Most recently, he has been appointed to serve on the New York State Board of Optometry. In addition, Dr. Kaminska is a member of the American Optometric Association and the AOA Contact Lens Section and the International Academy of Sports Vision. Dr. Kaminska specializes in the fitting of contact lenses.

Outside of work, Dr. Kaminska enjoys sports including hockey, golf, NASCAR races and skiing.

During your visit our staff work personally with you:

  • Check in – Our Patient Care Coordinators will greet you, review your personal and insurance information in preparation for your eye exam.
  • Pre-testing – Our Optometric Assistant updates your medical history, medications and performs pre-testing for the doctor.
  • Our licensed opticians will assist you in selecting your new eyewear /sunwear and explain any recommendations made for you by Dr. Kaminska. Along with frame selection and information on lens technology, you will receive personal and individual attention.
  • Our Office Manager is available to assist you in every capacity.
  • Our Administrative Assistants work to provide a professional and enjoyable visit.

Office Manager/Licensed Optician

Karen Albarella

Licensed Opticians

David Chiarmonte

Suzanne Lesser


Patient Care Coordinators

Sandra Krok

Patti Warnes


Certified Paraoptometric Assistant

Pat Simon


Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Dunning