EyeWorks Welcomes Dr. Nicole Leo
KEENE, NH – EyeWorks introduces new optometrist and expands the Monadnock region’s access to eye care.
Dr. Barton Higley, O.D., who has owned the long-established practice since 2016, said the need for providers in the Monadnock region is greater than ever.
“Over the past two years it has been difficult for patients in the Monadnock region to obtain their necessary eye care in a timely fashion. Many of our offices in this region are working a long wait list and are booking out several months for appointments. I have seen the devastating effects that pushing off comprehensive eye care can have on one's long term vision, and this is what ultimately led me to begin searching for another doctor to add to our team. Dr. Leo is smart, personable, and has a great resume with a special interest in emergency eye care. She is going to fit right into this area and will fill the eye care provider deficit nicely,” says Higley.
Dr. Nicole Leo, O.D, an Optometrist specializing in primary care and ocular disease joined the practice in early January. She graduated from Optometry school at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Following her conclusion of Optometry school, Dr. Leo successfully completed an ocular disease residency at Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates in Havre de Grace, MD. There she received extensive training in primary eye care, pre-operative and post-operative care, and ocular urgencies/emergencies.
Dr. Leo says that her interest in optometry first arose during college. “I was taking various biology, neuro, and perception courses. Optometry was a field I initially considered as it combined all my interests. My interest later grew during my residency, where I was able to participate in clinical research trials and in providing emergency eye care to patients. I enjoy practicing in a way that combines both the science and research behind care and applying it to patient care. I’m thrilled to be doing what I love in the Monadnock region.”
Dr. Higley and Dr. Leo are members of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the New Hampshire Optometric Association.
For more information about Dr. Leo, Dr. Higley, and EyeWorks, please visit www.eyeworks.com or call 603-352-7803 to schedule an appointment.