meet our doctors erb

Dr. Maribeth A. Erb

Dr. Maribeth Erb received her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Her Bachelor of Science in biology is from William Smith College in Geneva, New York. Dr Erb holds membership in Beta Sigma Kappa honor fraternity, the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. She is a past district chair of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. She has been in private practice in Northampton for 23 years.

Favorite Activity: Sailing small boats, especially at Keuka Lake in Upstate NY.

meet our doctors chute

Dr. Laurel Y. Chute

Dr. Laurel Chute received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry and completed a residency in Ocular Disease through the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Vermont. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Chemistry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Chute's clinic interests include specialty contact lenses for keratoconus and other corneal diseases. She has also served in several trips to Central and South America through Vision Optometric Services for Humanity, providing eyecare to underserved populations.

Favorite Activities: Horseback riding and gardening

meet our doctors purdy

Dr. Michael A. Purdy

Dr. Michael Purdy, Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, received his doctorate in optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2003 and completed his residency in Family Practice Optometry in 2005. Prior to locating in the Pioneer Valley in 2010, Dr. Purdy served as the Director of Eye Care Services for a community health center in New Orleans, Louisiana and Chief of Optometry for the Indian Health Service Colorado River Service Unit in Arizona. He is also currently the Western District Chair of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO). Dr. Purdy’s interests include increasing access to eye care to eliminate ocular health disparities.

Convenient Location


274 Pleasant St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-6616
Free onsite parking available

When We're Open

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday By Appointment
Sunday Closed

Order Contact Lenses

Patient Testimonials

Extraordinarily attentive, more thorough than any eye doctor I have known, deeply committed to preserving my best vision...kind and respectful staff. A pleasure to be there...  
Dr. Erb and her staff make me feel like I am the reason they are there. They listen and evaluate and present back to me in a manner that is free of technical language allowing me to understand what the issues are and how their recommendations will improve my eyesight.  
I've been going to Optical Studio for many years & have nothing but kudos to offer. From being greeted like a friend when entering the office to being treated with professional courtesy by the doctors & technicians, its always a pleasure to go to appointments.  
I saw Dr. Purdy. He and his staff were very courteous and efficient. The office is beautiful and they seem to have state of the art equipment. It was my first visit to Optical Studio and I was impressed. I will be returning next time I need their services.  

Latest News

The Excitement is Building!
February 21, 2017
IT’S TIME TO GET EXCITED! For those of you who have stopped by Optical Studio in the past few months, we have three words for you: Pardon our dust! We are on the brink of completing major renovatio...
Welcome to Our Site
August 10, 2016
After a lot of hard work with EyeMotion, our website company, we’re pleased to be launching our brand-new website.  Our goal has been to create a site that would assist you in learning about us...
Past Events
January 3, 2015
April 2015 Optical Studio was happy to be a part of Riverside Industries Inc.'s 11th annual Silent and Live Auction.   December 7, 2014 Many staff members at Optical Studio participate...