Serving the Midcoast Region Since 1936
We ensure our patients are educated about our professional recommendations and are included in the decision making process
We offer the latest in innovative digital hearing technology and customized digital lenses
Michael and Anna maintain their credentials by attending symposiums, seminars, and continuing education courses relevant to their fields
We aim high! We want ALL of our patients to be happy with the level of service Berrie’s provides!
Anna Strange, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology & Owner of Berrie’s Hearing and Optical Center
- Doctorate in Audiology — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
- Bachelor of Arts — University of Maine
- Certificate of Clinical Competence — American Speech Language Hearing Association
- Fellow — American Academy of Audiology
- Licensed Audiologist — State of Maine
Anna and her family grew up in Aroostook County. Even from an early age, Anna found herself intrigued by life stories of the seniors in her life. Anna searched long and hard for a career while at UMAINE that would bridge her love of working with people and her interest in emerging technology. She found that career as an Audiologist, after earning her Doctorate at Bloomsburg University. Anna then enjoyed working in the area as the audiologist for Mid Coast Hospital. The opportunity to purchase Berrie’s was one she just could not refuse, so in May of 2014 she purchased the business and is enjoying the excitement of being a small business owner and resident of Brunswick!
Patty Earle, ABO
- Associates Degree in Business, Central Maine Community College
- American Board of Opticianry Certification
Patty has been an ABO certified optician since 1991 and has an Associate in Business from Central Maine Community College. She is a mother of two boys and Gram to 1 girl and 4 boys. Her career as an optician has taken her to optometry practices in the coastal/southern Maine region, so she might be a familiar face! Patty lives in her hometown of Lisbon and loves to travel to the southern US to see her extended family!
Front Office Coordinator
- Associates Degree in Business Management, McIntosh College, Dover, NH
Erica is our Front Office Coordinator and has been with us since June of 2023. She has an Associates Degree in Business Management and comes to us with several years experience in the optical and hearing fields! She has lived in the area for over 20 years with her husband, son and their 2 dogs and 2 cats. When not at the office, Erica loves spending time with family and friends. Loves to read and spend time in the sun on her days off.
Michael Cartwright, ABO
- Bachelor of Science, Gordon College
- Masters of Arts in Theology, St. Louis MO
- American Board of Opticianry Certification
Michael has always had an interest in eyewear, since he started wearing glasses in the 4th grade. However, he did not pursue this as a career until the opportunity presented itself when he moved to Maine in 2008. Michael’s earnest desire to help people, strong sense of style, and knowledge of optics makes him your perfect resource for your next eyewear experience. Michael splits his time between Berrie’s and serving as pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Maine St.
Abbey Forcier, Au.D.
Doctor of Audiology
• Doctorate in Audiology — University of Rhode Island
• Masters in Audiology – University of Rhode Island
• Bachelor of Science — University of Rhode Island
• Certificate of Clinical Competence — American Speech Language Hearing Association
• Fellow — American Academy of Audiology
• Licensed Audiologist — State of Maine
Abbey has been an Audiologist in Maine for the past 15 years and is thrilled to have joined the Berrie’s team! She moved to Maine from Rhode Island in 2008 and fell in love with the landscape and people. When not practicing audiology, she is a literacy coach for dyslexic individuals as she just loves connecting people to the things they care most about through better hearing AND literacy. Abbey lives in southern Maine with her husband, two children and goldendoodle. Her family lives for Maine winters and the skiing that comes along with the season!
History of 86 Maine Street
Thanks to information provided by the Brunswick Historical Society, the first documented record of 84 and 86 Maine Street was in 1854. Mr. Alexander Campbell was listed as the owner at that time. Starting in 1901, the building itself changed hands a few times. In 1917, Mr. Philippe P. Leclair purchased the building and used the space as a men’s clothing store. After his passing, his family sold their interest in the property to Clinton S. Berrie in 1962. Mr. Berrie was a silversmith who operated a jewelry store and later added the sales of eyeglasses and hearing aids. Though the building has had different owners over the years, Berrie’s Hearing and Optical Center has had only 3 owners: Mr. Berrie, Mr. Robert Naegely (1970-2014) and Dr. Anna Strange (2014-present).