It is with a heavy heart that Dr. Farbman announced his retirement in June 2016. He opened Longmeadow Optical 43 years ago, in 1973, and continues to be missed by staff and patients, alike.
Dr. Mark Lee Farbman was born in Baltimore, where he attended Baltimore City College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maryland. He finally graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
During his professional career, Dr. Farbman served as member of the American Optometric Association, is a former president of the Frederick County Optometry Society and former optometry consultant at the Maryland School for the Deaf, and has served as the Western Maryland Liaison for the Maryland Optometric Association. President Bill Clinton recognized Dr. Farbman for his participation in the VisionUSA program, which provides free eye exams to those in need.
Post-retirement, Dr. Farbman continues to reside in Frederick, where he is active in the community. He enjoys bicycling, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren.
Read Dr. Farbman's Retirement letter here.
Dr. Mark L. Farbman
Dr. Dawn R. Gill
Dr. Dawn Renee Gill is a graduate of Salisbury State University and Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She provides emergency eye care, and is diagnostically and therapeutically certified to treat ocular diseases. She is a member of the Maryland Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Gill has been in practice at Longmeadow Optical for approximately 20 years and is an established partner in the practice. She has enjoyed the opportunity to serve the Frederick area.
Currently, she resides in New Market, Maryland with her husband, Chris, and two children, Bridget and Riley.
Dr. Jennifer L. Chen
Dr. Jennifer L. Chen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From there, she went on to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated with honors. She provides Primary Care Optometry, specializing in Contact Lenses, and is certified to diagnose and treat ocular diseases.
Dr. Chen has lived and worked in Maryland for over 20 years. She has practiced on the Eastern Shore, and Montgomery, Washington and Frederick Counties. Since moving to Frederick County in 2009, with her husband and three kids, Dr. Chen has enjoyed learning the area and looks forward to meeting the community.