Belmont – Fred McDonald, of American Eyecare of the Belknap Mall in Belmont, recently welcomed local optician and old friend, Bob Salome, as a new business associate. “We actually worked together over thirty years ago,” said McDonald. Since that time, both men have worked as opticians in the area. “It is great to be reunited,” said McDonald, “And as a family-run business, we are excited to employ someone who is not only knowledgeable in the field but is also active in the community.” Salome, too, is pleased to be a part of American Eyecare where, he says, “they go the extra mile to satisfy the customer.” McDonald believes Salome’s rapport with the customers will be a great asset to the company. “People really love him. Our calls have increased even in the first two weeks of his employment here,” said McDonald. Salome has over forty years of experience, as does McDonald. American Eyecare welcomes visits from passers-by during mall hours. Both McDonald and Salome reside in Laconia with their families.