meet our doctors erb

Dr. Maribeth A. Erb, O.D.

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 is very active in the optometry community and holds membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa honor fraternity, the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, where she was former district chair. She has proudly owned Optical Studio and has been in private practice in downtown Northampton for 24 years.

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

meet our doctors chute

Dr. Laurel Y. Chute, O.D.

Dr. Laurel Chute received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometryin Boston MA. She then completed a residency in ocular disease through the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Vermont. Prior to practicing in Western Mass, she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Chemistry at the University of Arizona. Dr. Chute's has developed a clinical interest in fitting patient with keratoconus and other corneal irregularities with specialty contact lenses. 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, O.D.

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 relocating to 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 the Chief of Optometry for the Indian Health Service Colorado River Service Unit in Arizona. He is active in the profession and holds the title of Western District Chair of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO). One of Dr. Purdy's clinical interests include providing accessible and comprehensive eye care to all children.

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

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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

New Todd Rogers Eyewear
July 12, 2017
Thinking Independently - Since '69! As a local independent practice ourselves, Optical Studio loves to partner with other local businesses to bring our patients the best of what Massachusetts has to...
July 11, 2017
This month we introduce Michelle Molineaux, our newest licensed optician to join the Optical Studio team! Michelle is originally from Eastern Massachusetts being born and raised in Boston. She travel...
June 26, 2017
WE LOVE EYES, AND WE REALLY MEAN IT! Optical Studio is very excited to welcome a new product line into our practice, We Love Eyes. This product line includes an all-natural, irritant-free deep cleani...
New Eyewear Line - Etnia Barcelona
June 21, 2017
WE ARE COLOR.   WE ARE QUALITY.   WE ARE CULTURE. Since our completed renovation we were very excited to now have the space to bring in a new frame line to our extensive eyewear collection!...
Optical Studio is now double the size!
June 19, 2017
EXPANSION IS COMPLETE! We’re so excited that our office expansion is complete! We’ve added approximately 2,000 square feet of additional space. With all this space we are excited to offer our pat...