Dr. Gelinas is a Connecticut native, graduating from South Windsor High School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She completed her residency training at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Newington, CT.
Dr. Gelinas is an active member of the American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys playing ice hockey and running.