Lauren Dickerman, OD.
Dr. Lauren Dickerman has been the owner of Harvard Square Eye Care since 2002. Dr. Dickerman is a graduate of New England College of Optometry, received a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Political Science from Umass, Amherst.
During her optometric education, she worked in several Veterans Hospitals including the VA Boston, Brockton, and New Hampshire. She also trained under 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, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Then went on to open the Davis Square location in 2007, the Belmont location in 2015 and the Martha’s Vineyard location in 2022. Along with Dr. Dickerman’s passion for eye care, she heads the vision and direction of Harvard Square Eye Care, enjoys mentoring and developing employees.
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.
Belqes Galaal, OD.
Dr. Galaal is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology.
Dr. Galaal received her Optometric training at the New England College of Optometry, where she completed multiple clinical rotations at community health centers in the Boston area, as well as interning at the VA Medical Center in NH. Dr. Galaal also spent time working with traumatic brain injury patients at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and in the specialty contact lens department at the New England College of Optometry Center for Eyecare.
During her time in optometry school, she volunteered with VOSH (Volunteer optometric Services to Humanity) providing free eye care and vision services in the community. Dr. Galaal has a passion for providing quality care to patients, and truly enjoys that her career allows her to meet new people every day while helping them achieve their best visual potential.
Dr. Galaal specializes in Myopia management for children (MiSight) and dry eye diagnosis and treatment.
Anthony Phamduy, OD.
Dr. Phamduy is a Massachusetts-native, born and raised in his hometown of Lowell. He graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Business Administration.
He received his optometric degree from New England College of Optometry, where he completed rotational externships in private practice in New Hampshire, several neighboring Boston community health centers, Lowell VA Medical Center, OD/MD practice, and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Indian Health Services in Alaska. During his training, he gained clinical experience with specialty contact lenses, advanced ocular diseases, and binocular vision/vision therapy.
Dr. Phamduy has been involved with the Public Health Club while in optometry school. He has also served as a global impact fellow with Unite For Sight, where he traveled abroad to Chennai, India to perform vision screening and deliver eye care to rural outreach camps.
He strives to help patients see their best, so they can live their best. He is proficient in Vietnamese. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, running, and spending quality time with family.
Dr. Phamduy specializes in scleral contact lenses and glaucoma diagnosis and treatment.
Amanda Wiederoder, OD.
Dr. Wiederoder is originally from Midland, Michigan. She graduated in 2014 from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and a minor in Spanish. She went on to pursue her doctorate at the New England College of Optometry and graduated in 2019 with honors.
Dr. Wiederoder has completed internships with the Manchester VA, the Indian Health Center in Albuquerque, NM, Lahey Hospital, and several community healthcare centers in the Boston area. During her time at NECO she completed intensive training in Low Vision, ocular disease, contact lenses and pediatrics.
Prior to joining us, Dr. Wiederoder spent two years practicing on the North Shore as a primary care optometrist. She is very excited to now be practicing in the community she has come to call home.
In her spare time Dr. Wiederoder enjoys exploring the Boston culinary scene, singing, reading, and doing yoga.
Dr. Wiederoder specializes in myopia management for children (MiSight).
Arsh Shah, OD.
Dr. Shah is originally from Massachusetts and was born and raised in Lowell, MA. He graduated with honors from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biology.
Dr. Shah received his Optometric training at the New England College of Optometry, where he completed multiple clinical rotations at community health centers in the Boston area, as well as the VA Medical Center in Bedford, MA. Dr. Shah also spent time in Miami, FL at a Private Practice specializing in contact lenses. Furthermore, Dr. Shah interned at an OD/MD practice around Middlesex County where he gained experience with advanced ocular diseases and post-op care.
During his time in optometry school, he volunteered at middle schools and elementary schools screening children for eyecare. Dr. Shah has a drive to provide excellent eye care for his patients as well as ensure they reach their highest visual potential. Dr Shah is a diehard Boston sports fan and enjoys watching his local teams compete at the highest level. He also spends a lot of his free time playing basketball, golfing and spending quality time with his friends/family.
Dr. Shah specializes in dry eye diagnosis and treatment and glaucoma diagnosis and management.