Village Opticians


Passion. Experience. Vision.


Village Opticians was started in 1990 by Joel Wolf, Licensed Optician. Joel began his optical career in 1984 and has since remained a staple in Ocean County, a result of the high-quality and personalized service he provides each patient.

Village Opticians provides Whiting and the surrounding community of Ocean County with the highest quality eyeglasses, prescription lenses and contacts. Depending on your budget and medical eye-wear needs, Village Opticians will create lenses and contacts that exceed your expectations.

Village Opticians also makes home visits to patients that are unable to travel to our office for their vision needs.


Get in touch

550 Route 530 #19

Whiting, NJ 08759

(732) 350-1900

please call us to make an appointment.

Meet Our Team

Joel Wolf, Owned and Operated since 1990

Joel Wolf, Owned and Operated since 1990

Licensed Optician

Joel Wolf

I treasure the personal and business relationships I've built over the years, and I consider myself extremely lucky to have a career which I enjoy this much. I look forward to coming to the office every morning and I attribute this to the people of Whiting.

I began my schooling to become an Optician in 1984. I started apprenticing for optical shops in 1985. I received my Optician License in 1986, the same year I met and married my wife, Sharon. We worked together at an optical shop in Toms River. In November 1987, our first child was born. We named him Jerry after my father. Our 1st daughter, Kristina "Krissi", was born in December 1988. Kimberly, our 2nd daughter, was born in April 1991. Along this time I opened Village Opticians of Whiting. For the next several years both my business and family grew...quickly! Our 4th child, Jacklin "Jacki", was born in 1995. 

I look forward to providing you and your eyes with excellent service and inviting you into the Village Opticians family.



Cassia Albaret

Cassia has been a licensed Optician since 2009. She attended school at Raritan Valley Community College which specializes in Ophthalmic Dispensing and graduated in 2008. She is also ABO and NCLE certified through the state. At Village Opticians, she is recognized for putting patients in fashion-forward frame designs that fit their unique needs and styles. Cassia lives in Toms River, NJ with her husband Mathieux. When she is not at work she enjoys doing volunteer work along with her husband to better the community.



Shirley Dorr

Shirley is our receptionist who has been with us since 2017. She has worked in the medical field as a receptionist for many years prior to joining Village Opticians. Shirley’s favorite part about working at Village Opticians is all of the patients she gets to meet and assisting them with they vision and eyewear needs. In her free time, she and her husband, Donald enjoy living in the Whiting, NJ community and enjoy spending time with their grandkids and going to Disney World.