Owner, Optician (NJ LIC. D790)
Tom Harrigan began his career as an optician after serving in the Navy as an underwater demolition diver. Upon completing his schooling through the Veterans Administration, Tom began working at J.C. Reiss Optician, in Morristown, with third-generation owner Jack Reiss. As an apprentice optician, Tom was involved in all aspects of the optical field from frame buying and fittings, to lens grinding and the complete fabrication of a pair of glasses. Tom then attended Baylor College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, in Houston, Texas, where he received his certification in Contact Lens Technology. At that point, Tom began working with a number of ophthalmologists in Morristown specializing in the fitting and customization of hard contact lenses. These doctors included Anson Perina, MD, Blair Souloff, MD, and AJ Wishbow, MD. After a number of years working as an apprentice optician under Jack Reiss, Tom earned his ophthalmic dispensing license. He then purchased the business from the Reiss family, becoming the fourth generation owner and continues to run it to this day.
Tom has been a member of the Optician’s Association of New Jersey for several years. He is a past president of the Morristown Rotary Club, from whom he received the Paul Harris Fellow Award for outstanding service. He was a member of the Morristown Partnership for many years and continues his support for the community through sponsorships and donations to several local organizations.
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