• Meet the Doctors


Dr.'s John & Jamie Costello

  • A Family Practice

    Dr.’s John and Jamie met in 1988 at optometry school in Chicago and moved to NJ in 1992 after graduation.  By 1996, Dr. John was seeing patients in Howell, while Dr. Jamie was seeing patients in Sea Girt.  Merging practices in 2007, they are happy to be at a central location.  They’ve seen many patients grow from small children to young adults who have recently brought their own children in for their first exams.


Jamie Costello, OD NJ Lic #: 5184; TO # 00437

After graduating with a B.S. in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1988, Dr. Jamie Costello completed a doctorate at the Illinois College of Optometry in 1992.  She also completed an externship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital on Chicago’s South side in that same year with a focus on ocular disease.  She is licensed to treat and manage eye disease as of 1992.  She has worked in ophthalmologic and optometric practice setting and enjoys treating eye disease, and challenging contact lens fits. 

During her free time, Jamie enjoys running, biking, and her three dogs.

John Costello, OD NJ Lic #: 5185; TO # 00434

Dr. Costello attended Northeastern University graduating in 1988 with a Biology degree.  Moving to Chicago, he earned his Doctor of Optometry in 1992 from Illinois College of Optometry.  While studying optometry, he completed an externship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital. He is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for the treatment and management of ocular disease.  Dr. Costello provided eye care in Bloomfield, NJ from 1992-1996, and in Howell since 1996.

During his free time, John enjoys being on and in the water fishing, paddling a surfski, or playing hockey.

Dr. John Costello
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  • Meet the Opticians

Rosaria Sanchez optician

Rosaria Sanchez

Rosaria Sanchez has been in the optical field since 2001.  Rosaria received her ophthalmic education from Raritan Valley College and became a Licensed Ophthalmic Dispenser in 2005.  When she isn’t helping people look fabulous and see with clarity, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling.

Melissa Manganella

Melissa has been in the optical field since 1990 and has been a NJ licensed optician since 1999.  She enjoys travel and the movies.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the Jersey Shore with friends and family.

Melissa optician

The rest of the team works hard to make your visit go as smoothly as possible.  From setting up your appointment when you stop in or call, to being sure your electronic medical record is complete, to pre-testing and data collection for the Dr.’s and being sure all of your questions or concerns are answered by the time you are ready to leave – they’ll be there for you.  We receive compliments weekly about our staff!

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John Costello and staff
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