The Team

Towne Vision Center is an agile team made up of passionate, personable, and professional providers of the highest quality eyewear available in a vast array of frame choices. We serve individuals seeking style and optimum vision health, as well as companies large and small who need quality and affordable safety glass for their personnel.

Thomas Vazzano

Optician & Founder

Optician and Founder. Tom graduated Essex County College in 1995 and began his career working and learning from a major ophthalmologist in Bloomfield, NJ. Within three years, Tom’s determination to pursue his own dream became a reality, and he opened Towne Vison Center in 1998. The company has thrived for nearly a quarter of a century now and is poised to continue delivering top-quality eyewear for years to come.

Tom provides not only the finest dress eyewear, but he also fits the Garden State laborforce with safety eyewear throughout New Jersey. Tom frequently travels on-site to fit and dispense the safety glasses to employees. Utilize Tom’s experience and industry ties to find customized solutions at significant savings for all your eyewear needs.

Susan Pocaro

Business Manager

Susan has been with Towne Vision Center since its inception, and she has been an integral leader in making the company flourish. No company grows and thrives as Towne Vision Center has without steady business stewardship, and this is exactly what Susan has provided Towne Vision Center since it opened its doors in 1998.

Susan and Tom work together as a team to deliver the finest level of service in a familial setting for the residents of New Providence and surrounding areas. Susan is responsible for scheduling appointments, insurance submissions and billing, as well as being highly knowledgeable regarding style options and coordinating safety eyewear purchases. She is also proficient in contact lens insertion and removal training. Susan’s expertise will benefit any individual or business in need of quality eyewear.

What is an Optometrist?

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists examine eyes for both vision and health problems, and correct refractive errors by prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses.

Dr. Scott P. Rufolo

Optometry Specialist

Dr. Rufolo graduated with honors from University Of Missouri, Saint Louis, School Of Optometry in 1989. He brings over 30 years of diverse experiences, with a concentration in Optometry, to the Towne Vision team. He evaluates for Lasik surgery, fits contact lenses, and is highly experienced in pediatric eye care. Dr. Rufolo is conversant in Spanish to better serve our Spanish-speaking clientele.

Dr. Mohamed Karim


Dr. Karim received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with Advanced Studies in Binocular and Pediatric Vision, graduating with honors in 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology from Fairfield University. After working as a vision therapist with a pediatric optometrist for nearly two years prior to obtaining his Doctorate degree, Dr. Karim made the decision to pursue a career in optometry.

He truly loves the patient interaction the career affords him. He gains great satisfaction from explaining a patient’s condition to them and answering their questions. Like Dr. Rufolo, Dr. Karim has the ability to converse with Spanish-speaking patients and provide them with a full understanding of their eye care needs and options.