Dr. Lauren Dickerman, O.D.
Dr. Lauren Dickerman graduated from New England College of Optometry Boston, May 2000. Dr. Dickerman received a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in 1992 and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Biochemistry and Political Science in 1989.
During her education, she worked in several Veterans Hospitals including the VA Boston, Brockton, and New Hampshire Veterans Hospital. She also worked for Dr. Donald Korb, renowned contact lens specialist in addition to Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. After completing her education, Dr. Dickerman worked for several years in local Optometry and Ophthalmology practices.
In September 2002, Dr. Dickerman became the owner of Harvard Square Eye Care, Cambridge. Dr. Dickerman went on to open the Davis Square location in 2007, Central Square location in 2011, and then the Belmont location in 2015. Her first priority is patient care but is also head of Business Development and Direction, Employee Mentoring, and Human Resources.
Dr. Dickerman is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrist and American Optometric Association. Dr. Dickerman is an active member of Youth on Fire in Cambridge and Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter in Cambridge providing free eye exams. She is also a Member of Flying Doctors providing eye care in Peru.
Dr. Maureen Burke, O.D.
Dr. Burke’s love of science stems from her childhood in Needham, Massachusetts when she dreamed of becoming an Optometrist. She studied neuroscience with a concentration in visual perception at the University of New Hampshire for her Bachelor’s degree. During her studies, she researched the impact of light perception on the circadian rhythm of marine invertebrates at the Watson Laboratory. Their work was published in 2014.
Dr. Burke received her optometric training at the New England College of Optometry where she completed various specialty rotations including working at three different Veteran’s Affairs Hospitals, interning in the Pediatric Ophthalmology department at Tufts Medical Center, and working with traumatic brain injury patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. As a result, Dr. Burke specializes in care for pediatric as well as geriatric patients and offers a variety of services including vision therapy.
During Optometry school, Dr. Burke received many honors and awards. Notably, she received the Massachusetts Vision Foundation Scholarship for her efforts in advancing the Optometric profession as a student Optometrist.
Dr. Burke is excited to return to the greater Boston area as an Optometrist and serve the communities she grew up in.
Dr. Florence Lee O.D.
Dr Lee was born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the University of California, San Diego. She subsequently went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2016.
Throughout her four years in Optometry school, Dr. Lee has gained experience in various clinical settings, earning clinical honors upon graduation. She has a vast understanding of community health, having interned at Joseph Smith Community Health Center (now Charles River Community Health), Martha Eliot Health Center, and the South End Community Health Center. She also interned at the New England Eye Institute, now known as the New England College of Optometry Center for Eye Care, focusing her time spent on contact lens training, pediatrics, and low vision. She has extensive experience in primary and geriatric eye care, interning at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont, and at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. She has also spent time focused on pediatric optometry at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, particularly enjoying her time there.
During her second year in the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Lee was one of 14 students in the greater Boston area chosen for the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, Dr. Lee worked diligently to provide complete eye exams for school children of an underserved Boston neighborhood, who had failed their vision screenings.
Dr. Amy Rayla O. D.
Dr. Amy Rayla is originally from Harvard, Massachusetts. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Prior to pursuing a career in Optometry, Dr. Rayla worked as a research associate in a genetics lab at UMASS Medical School. Dr. Rayla continues to have an interest in research and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Rayla discovered a passion for optometry while volunteering with a local medical mission and went on to receive a doctorate from the New England College of Optometry in 2015.
She has completed internships in the Pediatric Ophthalmology department at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, as well as the East Boston community health center, Lahey Clinic and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Worcester, MA.
Dr. Rayla spends her free time enjoying the vibrant city life, hiking in the white mountains, and traveling far and wide in search of the next great adventure!
Dr. Katrina Winslade, O.D.
Dr. Winslade was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and grew up in the town of Wolfville, in the heart of the Annapolis Valley. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Dr. Winslade graduated in 2015 from New England College of Optometry. While attending NECO, Dr. Winslade gained valuable experience working in a multidisciplinary eye care center in North Miami, the Boston-based Tufts pediatric ophthalmology clinic, and the VA Boston healthcare system.
Dr. Winslade has continued to build on this strong foundation to provide thorough, patient-centered eye care. She is pleased to be part of a practice that aligns with these values. Her special interests include primary care, as well as children’s vision and contact lenses.
Although Boston is now home, Dr. Winslade will always have a special place in her heart for Nova Scotia, where her father also practices as an Optometrist.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Winslade stays active, enjoying traveling and a great variety of sports including basketball, golf, surfing, snowboarding and of course hockey … Canada, eh?