Ellsworth Location Phone: (207) 667-8615 | Fax: (207) 667-4212
82 Water Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605
Mount Desert Location Phone: (207) 244-1180 | Fax: (207) 244-1181
1049 Main Street, Mount Desert, ME 04640

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Our Doctors

Michael Gonyea, O.D.723

Dr. Gonyea moved to Maine as a child when his parents relocated to Brewer. He graduated from Brewer High School and from the University of Maine-Orono. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, graduating in 1984.

After serving as an optometrist in the U.S. Navy in Virginia, he joined Eyes in 1988. He provides primary eye care for patients of all ages, with interests in contact lenses and treatment and management of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Gonyea is board certified with the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the Maine Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Maine Optometric Association. He participates in the Vision USA and InfantSee charitable optometric service programs. Dr. Gonyea resides in Ellsworth with his wife, Laurie, where he enjoys photography and music.



Kenneth Wich, O.D.721

Dr. Wich graduated in 1992 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry. He relocated from upstate New York to Maine in 1995 after serving as an Army optometrist in Fort Balvoir, Virginia.

Dr. Wich joined Eyes in 2001 to provide full-scope primary eye care to patients of all ages. Dr. Wich is board certified with the American Board of Optometry. He is a member of the Maine and American Optometric Associations.

Dr. Wich resides in Belfast with his wife, Amy, and 3 children. He is an avid cyclist and enjoys long distance rides and bicycle touring.



Jessica Barbay, O.D.719

Dr. Barbay sees patients in our Somesville and Ellsworth locations. She is from Lisbon Falls, Maine and attended the University of Maine where she earned her B.S. in Biology in 2002. After this she moved to Bar Harbor where she worked in glaucoma research at the Jackson Laboratory. It was here that she became interested in pursuing a career in vision.

Dr. Barbay obtained her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University in Oregon and completed a residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at Togus VA Hospital in Augusta. She enjoys providing primary eye care to patients of all ages and has extensive training in medical optometry with special interests in glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Barbay is board certified with the American Board of Optometry. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and Maine Optometric Association. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and two sons, and enjoys running and bicycling in our beautiful part of the state.