About Bridges Optical

Mark Bridges – President

markMark Bridges is a Tampa native. He began his career in the mid 70s working in a high production optical lab in Largo, Florida. He learned in the early years the process to manufacture quality eyeglasses. After just a few short years he realized he had a gift and passion to start his long career in the optical business. He enrolled in the optician apprenticeship program with the state of Florida. In 1980 he completed his apprenticeship and successfully passed the state board to become a licensed dispensing optician in the state of Florida.

As the years passed and his knowledge and experience within the optical field grew, he understood the need to assist patients with their need to see. He found that Lakeland, FL was in need of a retail environment that provided patients with attention to detail and personal touch.

Mark Bridges has proudly served the local community in Lakeland, FL since 1986. He opened Bridges optical in the Watson Clinic and hired the best of the best to create the proper environment for patients to seek eye ware.

Cynthia Schoenig – Licensed Optician

cynthiaCynthia has been a licensed optician since 1983. She then joined the team with Bridges Optical in 1995. Since then she has built many loyal clients and lasting relationships as she shares the same principles that Bridges Optical provides to its patients. Her personalized care to the patients with attention to detail sets her apart and provides Bridges Optical with a distinct advantage over the competition. Bridges Optical is proud to have Cynthia on the team.

Susan Stambrosky – Licensed Optician

susanSusan apprenticed under the direction and supervision of Mark Bridges. She has been a licensed optician since 1991. In 1995 she took a leave of absence to care for her family.

Susan rejoined our team in 2000, bringing with her a unique blend of knowledge and service Bridges Optical patients deserve.