Staff Bios

Doctor Information

optometrists

Dr. Patricia Andolina

Dr. Patricia Andolina grew up in the Southern Tier. She attended Penn State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Illinois College of Optometry. Upon completing her degree, she went on to do a residency in Pediatric Vision and Vision Therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry. Dr. Andolina has been practicing in the Rochester area for over 33 years and with Whelpley & Paul for 28 of those years. She is proud to be part of such a caring and professional team. She hopes to continue to meet the specific visual needs of each patient she sees.

Dr. Andolina practices at all three locations.

Staff Information

eye exams

Vito LaRocca

Manager/Ophthalmic Dispenser, Greece Office

Vito grew up in Sicily and began his career in optical at the age of 18 in a small Italian shop. He came to Rochester in 2001 and worked in a local optical store as a lab technician . Vito pursued his career as an Ophthalmic Dispenser in 2006 and received his New York State Ophthalmic license in 2008. Vito will be managing the Greece office and is looking forward to bringing a new light to the new and improved store.

eye exams

Linda Sessa

Manager/Ophthalmic Dispenser, Brighton Office

Linda was raised in Naples, Italy and moved to the States at the age of 15 making her fluent in Italian. Linda has been in the Optical industry for over 20 years and became an Ophthalmic Dispenser in 2010. Linda is a New York State licensed optician and a fellow of the American Board of Opticianry. Linda joined the Whelpley & Paul team in October of 2017 as the Manager of the Brighton location. She looks forward to serving all our patients for years to come.

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Dan Jacob

Manager/Ophthalmic Dispenser, Webster Office

Dan Jacob grew up in Rochester, NY and began his career in the optical industry in 2005. He received his New York State Ophthalmic Dispensing license in 2010. Currently, Dan is managing our Webster office and has provided eyecare to the Webster area for the better part of the decade.

In addition, Dan is a member of the New York Society of Opticians and of the Webster Chamber of Commerce.

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David Grimm

Ophthalmic Dispenser, NCLE Certified

Dave graduated from the Ophthalmic Dispensing program at Erie Community College in 1973. He has spent his entire career at Whelpley & Paul for a total of 45 years. For many of years, Dave has set on the board of directors for Whelpley & Paul and is one of the last original WP opticians allowing us to change with times while also building on the things they did great for years. Dave holds a New York State Ophthalmic license, a Contact Lens license and is NCLE certified.