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About/History

About Us

Council Opticians & Eye Care was founded in 1953. The original idea was to provide top quality eye care at affordable prices. Council created quite a stir when it opened, because prices in Western New York were quite high. This new upstart company was offering quality and service for a fraction of the cost. Council was making glasses “while you wait" in the mid-1950s, decades before the advent of superstores. 

In its heyday, the original location at 34 Church St. (now North Division) had more than 30 employees. Council made glasses for a few celebrities, including President Johnson, who needed a pair in a hurry. Council prospered over the years and opened numerous suburban and local locations.

The name Council came from the endorsement of the AFL-CIO COUNCIL that Council Opticians received when they opened. Council was one of the first companies to have full time optometrists on staff. People could come in and get their eyes examined and get new glasses on the same day. Problems and emergencies could be taken care of quickly and many generations looked to Council for their eye care needs. Going into the next millennium, Council is looking forward to serving future generations.

Our Team

Dr. Frank Trzepkowski

Dr. Frank Trzepkowski, O.D. was born and raised in Western New York and is currently a resident of Elma. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and went on to SUNY Buffalo where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in science. 

Dr. Frank won a full scholarship to the University of Houston, Texas where he attended the prestigious School of Optometry. In addition to his studies and internships, Dr. Frank also served as the Vice President of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. 

With more than 30 years of experience as an optometrist, Dr. Frank is proud to offer a full scope practice at his privately owned Council Opticians of East Aurora. He opened his practice 20 years ago and continues to ensure his patients receive the highest quality eye care services with state-of-the-art technology. 

Dr. Frank is highly trained and can treat and diagnose many types of eye diseases or infections, assist patients with other eye health problems and can provide referrals to specialists as needed. Dr. Frank is a past member of the East Aurora Chamber of Commerce. He remains active in the East Aurora community as a member of the East Aurora Country Club where he enjoys weekly golfing.

Dr. Anthony Trzepkowski

Dr. Tony was born and raised in Western New York and is currently a resident of Wheatfield. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and went on to Buffalo State College where he graduated with an Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology.

With more than 20 years of experience as an optometrist, Dr. Tony is proud to offer a full scope practice at Council Opticians of Niagara Falls. Dr. Tony continues to ensure his patients receive retinal imaging, retinal scans, visual field tests and routine eye exams. Dr. Tony is highly trained to treat and diagnose many types of eye diseases or infections, assist patients with eye health issues and can provide referrals when needed.

Dr. Tony is a long time member of the Town of Niagara Business Association.
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