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Professional Summary

Doctor of Optometry with over 25 years’ experience with examination, diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders and management of ocular diseases, ophthalmic manifestations and complications of systemic diseases, including but not limited to, diabetes, neurological, cardiovascular and autoimmune conditions.  Knowledgeable with fitting contact lenses and fabricating, repairing and dispensing eyewear.  Experience managing a business, staff, scheduling, accounting,  financial reporting and vendor relations.

Professional Certifications

1991Present

Licensed Optometrist

State of Massachusetts

3656

2000Present

Therapeutic Optometrist

State of Massachusetts

MB0408662M

1991

NERCOATS Board Certified

North East Region
1991

National Board of Examiners in Optometry

NBEO

Work Experience

1997Present

Doctor of Optometry, Owner

Custom Eyecare, Swampscott, MA

Full scope optometry with a considerable emphasis on contact lenses. Co-management for Lasik and Post cataract care.

1992Present

Doctor of Optometry

Boston Teachers Union, et al

Per Diem in a clinical setting serving the Boston teachers, paras and their families.

19961999

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Joseph Stasio  O.D, Danvers, MA

Part-time family based optometry with contact lens fitting.

19951997

Doctor of Optometry

Private Practice, Braintree, MA

Family based optometry practice with contact lens fitting.

19931995

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Paul DiStefano, O.D., Medford, MA

Family based optometry practice with contact lens fitting.

19941995

Doctor of Optometry

Mass Eye Associates, Chelmsford, MA

Contact Lens Specialist

19911992

Optician

Boston Optometric Center, Boston, MA

Dispensing, ordering and repair of eyewear with student instruction.

Special Skills

Able to conduct an eye exam in Spanish.

Clean and service optical equipment.

Familiar with many various EMR programs.

Able to use various refracting systems including automated and manual.

Unique perspective having worked as an optician, fabricating and handling eyeglasses, doing refractions for over 25 years, treating and co-management of medical conditions.

Education

19871991

Doctor of Optometry

New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA
19821986

Bachelor of Science Pre-Med

Salem State University, Salem, MA

Clinical Training and Experience

19881989

Group /Individual Tutor

New England College of Optometry, Boston MA

Individual tutoring, group lecture review, examination review

1991

Optometric Internship

Boston  Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston MA

Performed routine examinations, provided health assessments, supervised use of ocular diagnostic & therapeutic agents, performed and assisted with low vision examinations, participated in educational topical discussions, dispensed eyewear.

1991

Optometric Internship

Dimock Community Health Center, Roxbury MA

Performed routine examinations, provided health assessments, supervised use of ocular diagnostic & therapeutic agents, dispensed eyewear, fitted contact lenses. current optometric literature review.

1990

Optometric Internship

Vancouver Veterans Administration Hospital, Vancouver WA

Performed routine examinations, provided health assessments, supervised use of ocular diagnostic & therapeutic agents, performed and assisted with low vision examinations, participated in educational topical discussions, dispensed eyewear.

19891990

Orthoptic Therapist

Family Vision Care, Danvers MA

Provided orthoptic training and evaluation, contact lens instruction and education.

19891990

Student Clinician

Boston Optometric Center, Boston MA

Performed routine examinations, provided health assessments, provided orthoptic training and evaluation, contact lens fitting and instruction, dispensed eyewear.

19891990

Research Assistant

Boston Optometric Center, Boston MA

Assisted with contact lens research, assisted with clinical trials of investigative contact lenses, construction and operation of research equipment, organized records and files, entered computer data.

19881989

Student Clinician

Boston Optometric Center, Boston MA

Performed routine examinations, provided health assessments, dispensed eyewear.

1988

Student Teacher /Teaching Assistant

New England College of Optometry, Boston MA

Optometry Admission Test preparation lectures, individual tutoring, student group supervisor.