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.

Loren Roberts

Please welcome our newest member of Ocean Optical!

Loren Roberts began her career with us as a receptionist and soon took a great interest in the eye care field. Loren is now an apprentice optician, and looking forward to getting her Massachusetts license. Loren moved here after living in Connecticut for 10 years with her family. She has worked in the customer service industry for 9 years.

Loren’s motto is, “Live every day with gratitude” In her spare time she enjoys hiking, animals, and new learning opportunities.”

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 National Fish & Seafood, reside in Magnolia. Together, they enjoy boating, 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 three dogs (Snoopy, Daisy and Zoe).