The Importance of an Annual Eye Exam

Did you know there is more to an eye exam than vision correction? The eyes can reflect your overall health, and early signs of many illnesses can sometimes appear in the eye. People often think they don’t need an eye exam
until they start squinting or experiencing blurry vision. Yet some diseases, such as glaucoma, are not symptomatic and can only be diagnosed through an exam.

State of the Art Equipment and Care

Our eye doctors use state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure a thorough and accurate ocular assessment. Your eye examination includes an anterior and posterior ocular health evaluation, subjective refraction,
and glaucoma testing. Our optometrists always maintain the highest standard of care. Your eye evaluation includes an Optomap® assessment of the retina. The Optomap, a state-of-the-art digital imaging tool, captures a detailed picture
of the retina in seconds, without dilation. It allows the doctors to observe a larger portion of the retina than they can with traditional eye examination techniques. Optomap images are also available for the patient to see, and they
can be stored in our system for future comparisons. The Optomap evaluation is a screening tool, and the doctor may still need to dilate your eyes for further examination. A thorough retinal assessment is important because it can lead
to early detection of many diseases, including glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Contact Lenses

Our Optometrists also have expertise in contact lenses. With modern technological advances, almost anyone can wear contact lenses today. During your eye examination, the doctor can discuss your contact lens options. Contacts
can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (the progressively diminishing ability to focus on near objects that come with age). They are also available in a range of flattering colors for cosmetic purposes.

Refractive Surgery and Lasik Consultation

In collaboration with TLC Laser Eye Centers and other world-renown local ophthalmologists, our eye doctors work with the top ophthalmologists in Boston for laser vision co-management. Call our office to arrange an appointment
for your free laser vision consultation.

The Doctors

Doctors working in our store locations.

Dr. Kristen K. Griebel

graduated from Pennsylvania State University and the New England College of Optometry(NECO), where she was class salutatorian. She was a resident in primary care optometry and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.  She is the first female Chair of the Board of Trustees at NECO and a former president of the NECO Alumni Association.

Dr. Lara Farah

graduated from The Ohio State University and the New England College of Optometry. Her past experience includes rotations specializing in pediatrics, contact lenses, and ocular disease. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts.

Dr. Michelle Rahimian

received her degrees from the University of California at Irvine and the New England College of Optometry. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and California. Her resume includes rotations at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA, and the Cataract and Laser Institute in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Lena Desjardins

attended the University of California at Davis where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Dr. Desjardins’s professional education was at the New England College of Optometry in Boston where her clinical training
included primary eye care, pediatrics, contact lenses, low vision, and surgery co-management for cataract and LASIK surgery. She is currently Licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Dr. Yen-Linh Nguyen

graduated from California State University Long Beach and received her Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology.  She earned her Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry where she trained at East Boston Community Health Center, Dorchester House Community Health Center, White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont, Jamaica Plain VA Medical Center in Boston, and NECO . Her past clinical experiences include primary eye care, ocular diseases, pediatrics, vision therapy, low vision, contact lens fitting, and co-management for cataract surgery and refractive surgery.  She is licensed to work in Massachusetts.

Dr. Stephanie Battista

graduated from the University of Vermont and the New England College of Optometry including a Master of Science degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She is licensed to practice in Massachusetts. Her past experiences include rotations in pediatrics, vision therapy, contact lenses, and ocular disease.