PITTSFIELD — Maine Central Institute alumna and optometrist Arielle Costello will speak at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the school’s Parks Gymnasium as part of the school’s Patterson Lecture Series. The talk will correspond with this year’s school theme of creativity, according to an MCI news release.

After graduating from MCI in 2006, Costello attended Wheaton College in southern Massachusetts, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She went on to receive her doctorate of optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, where she graduated as a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. Her clinical externship experience includes Pascarella Eye Care and Contact Lenses in Pennsylvania, Lahey Clinic, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Massachusetts. Costello returned to Maine to practice full scope optometry including the management of ocular disease and specialty contact lenses, according to the release.

Costello works at Poulin & Associates Eye Care in Waterville, and Newport Eye Care in Newport and Pittsfield. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maine Optometric Association.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 487-5915.

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