Dr. Chinisci earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1978 and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 1984. He has served as an optometrist for the Indian Health Service and contact lens consultant for Sunsoft Corporation, a national contact lens company.
While working for Sunsoft, Dr. Chinisci was involved in several contact lens studies in the areas of soft contact lens correction of astigmatism and bifocal contact lenses. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the New Mexico Optometric Association, the American Diabetes Association and the Central New Mexico Optometric Association. He has served as the President of the New Mexico Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, the President of the Bernalillo County Optometric Association and the President of the New Mexico Optometric Association. Dr. Chinisci has been in private practice since 1984 and is one of the founders of Sandia Vision Clinic.