About The Staff

Edgewater Eyecare welcomes Michelle Rubio and Desiree Flores.

Michelle Rubio

NJ native, Michelle Rubio, has always been passionate about science and patient care. She does all of our posts on instagram, facebook, twitter, and solutionreach texts.  If there something wrong with the computer system, she will find out what it is and get it set straight.  Besides eyecare, nursing is her passion and her wanting to help people in the years to come as a RN.

Desiree Flores

My name is Desiree Flores and I’ve know Dr. Papaiya for over two years. I started working at his office Edgewater Eyecare for about four month’s ago. I’m happy to be a part of the Edgewater Eyecare team. As part of the team, I have the commitment to service our patients with their needs. I have the opportunity to help them pick glasses to fit their needs and help them choose their contacts supplies. I was born and raised in my country Peru, which is a land rich in history. I have been living in the United State for almost 19 years. Even though, I didn’t know the language, I didn’t let that stop me from becoming someone in life. I went to Passaic County Community College to learn the language first and after two years, I pursued my college career. I did my Associate in liberal Arts In teaching. I’m looking forward to go back to school next spring and continuing my education. I would like to do my specialization in Sign Language. I think it will give me the opportunity to help patients that have hearing impairment.
When I was in college, I started working in an Optical near my house because it was really convenient for me. In the beginning, I thought it’s going to be something temporary but I learned to love this career as well. In the end , I decided to go to school and get more knowledge about the optical business. I registered in school so I could get my degree in the ophthalmic dispensing. I went to Essex County Community College in Newark, New Jersey. I have been in the business for about thirteen years now. My job is to provide our patients with accurate information about lenses, ophthalmic glasses, sunglasses and lenses.As a part of Edgewater Eyecare, we have the commitment to educate our patients with our best knowledge.