Cape Ann Marketplace | 127 Eastern Ave. | Gloucester, MA 01930

Our Staff

Cheryl Collins Aparo RDO, NCLC

Cheryl Aparo opened Ocean Optical in 1994 with a commitment to customer service and the optical profession. She has been a practicing optician since 1974, keeping up with the latest technology and newest frame styles. The optical field is always changing, a visit to Ocean Optical will attest to Cheryl’s commitment to make sure her customers receive the best in lens and frame design. Personalized one on one service, the best products, a clean, comfortable, up to date shop – All things Cheryl is proud to offer.

A past Rotarian for many years, a steadfast Chamber member, Cheryl resides with her husband Armand, in Rockport.

Erin Ryan

Erin is our new receptionist and our social media manager. She recently graduated from Bridgewater State University where she obtained a B.A in English with a concentration in writing.

Erin has experience in numerous roles as a receptionist and office assistant and has worked in the customer service industry for 6 years.

One of Erin’s favorite quotes is “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

In her free time, Erin enjoys reading, writing content for her blog, spending time with friends and family, going to the beach, and traveling.

Maria Jose Pereira


Maria was born on the island of Pico, Azores, Portugal and her parents immigrated to Gloucester in 1967 where she has been a resident since.  Maria is fluent in Portuguese and very proud of her heritage. She has been with Ocean Optical for 11 years, has a “passion for fashion”,  LOVES glasses, and her job!!

Maria and her husband Tony, who is a manager at Atlantic Fish, reside in Magnolia. Together, they enjoy traveling, and especially spending time with their family, son Jacob, Danny, and his wife Chelsea, grandson Jackson Gabriel, as well as their young nieces and nephews. Family is very important to them! Maria also loves to cook, and tend to her plants as well as play with her two dogs, Daisy and Zoe.