The closing of Rutland Optical on May 1 will represent the end of an era, 65 years of skillful service to the glasses-wearing public under the same management. David and Lisa Gilman and, before them, the founder, Frederick W. "Bill" Gilman, could always be counted on for a friendly smile, a cheerful greeting and capable service, whether you needed a new frame, a change in prescription or just an adjustment.
Their welcoming attitude was one reason I elected to open my practice in Rutland in 1971. For 35 years, many of my patients relied on them for their good advice and their attention to detail in crafting their eyewear, as I have to the present day. We will all miss them.
Gordon R. Kelly, MD