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.

Chris Kirkorian


Chris is a licensed optician who has over 10 years of experience in the optical field. He enjoys keeping up with the latest glasses trends/technologies and helping patients find the perfect pair of glasses to meet their individual needs.

Chris attended Salem State University where he obtained his Master’s in Business Administration in 2016. During Chris’s time off, he is an avid sports fan who enjoys watching all of the Boston sports teams and going to Fenway Park to watch Red Sox games.

Chris recently moved to Salem, MA with his fiancé, Katie, and they are in the process of renovating their first house together.

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.