Our team of eye doctors is changing! We welcome Dr. Nadia Zalatimo as our newest optometrist!
Our two previous doctors, Dr. Patti Landry and Dr. Beth Wikman, have moved on to new opportunities. Dr. Landry decided to take on more time at the MIT Health Center in Cambridge, MA, following the retirement of one of her colleagues there. Dr. Wikman’s family relocated abroad for a new adventure. We will miss them both but wish them well!
Ronald K. Watanabe, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Watanabe is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry, where he was the first optometrist to complete their Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the New England College of Optometry where he teaches courses in Introductory and Advanced Contact Lenses. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomate in their Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, and Past-Chair of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators.
John P. Deshaies, O.D
Dr. Deshaies graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. He is a native of nearby North Reading, MA.
Nadia S Zalatimo, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Dr. Zalatimo is a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry. She then completed the Residency in Ocular Disease at the Baltimore Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, after which she accepted a faculty position at the New England College of Optometry. She then took on the position of Chief of Optometry at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Manchester, NH, where she held this position for over 10 years. During this time, she expanded their eye clinic and created a new Residency in Ocular Disease. She is currently on staff part-time at VA Manchester where she takes care of our veterans’ complex eyecare needs. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.