Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists in Worcester, Leominster, Braintree and Marlborough, MA take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet The Eye Doctors At EZ Eyecare, Inc.:
Dr O’Shea entered the world of Optometry in not your conventional way. She was never taken for yearly check-ups as a child as she has always had 20/20 vision, she does not have any optometrists in her family, and in fact she is the first in her immediate family to even pursue higher education. Dr. O’Shea decided on optometry during her first year in undergraduate due to a family tragedy. Her 11-year-old cousin, who she was always able to care for, give medicine to when her mother couldn’t get her to take it, got accidentally stabbed in the eye with a scissor by a classmate during a class project. Her cousin suffered a retinal detachment, and subsequently lost the entire vision in her left eye. Dr. O’Shea felt helpless, walked into the library at her college and opened the big book of occupations, turned to ophthalmology and thought “surgery! oh, no!” Then, on the very next page, a very unfamiliar occupation entitled optometry caught her eye, and the rest is history.
After completing a bachelor of science, with a minor in economics, at Binghamton University, and then completing her doctorate of optometry at the New England College of Optometry, Dr. O’Shea went on to complete a residency in ocular disease at the V.A. Boston-West Roxbury.
After her first year of work for an ophthalmologist and an optometrist, Dr. O’Shea took a risk to start working as an independent contractor at a small Brazilian optical shop in Framingham. After the market crash in 2008 a lot of the Brazilian community which Dr. O’Shea served returned to Brazil, so a move had to be made in order to continue the path of independence. Within the next couple of years, Dr. O’Shea took on two additional leases and hired her first O.D. employee to staff one location, and the empire of EZ Eyecare, Inc. was born. Today, Dr. O’Shea contracts eleven locations, employs ten optometrists and three office staff. In 2017 Dr. O’Shea has franchised EZ Eyecare, Inc, and has created the EZ Eyecare App for faster, smoother, more efficient exam times.
The most proud moment of Dr. O’Shea’s career to date is the formation of The EZ Eyecare Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization which collects eyeglasses, and services the visual needs of underprivileged children and adults of the United States and countries such as Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, and others to come!
After graduating the New England College of Optometry in 2008, Dr. Trang traveled throughout the country practicing as a primary care optometrist at private practices and corporate offices. Dr. Trang focused primarily on ocular disease diagnosis and management treating pediatric amblyopia, glaucoma, diabetics and contact lens related issues.
Dr. Trang has published in the Boston Latina Eye Care Study and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the College of Optometrists in Visual Development at NECO.
Dr. Trang is the proud recipient of the National Council of America’s Top Optometrist Award for 2014 and 2016.
Dr. Anderson graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry graduating with honors in 2004.
Dr. Anderson started her Optometry career at Pediatric and Adult Ophthalmics located in Framingham, MA. She worked as a staff Optometrist specializing in primary eye care and contact lens services for both adults and children.
In 2008, Dr. Anderson joined Worcester Ophthalmology Associates where she continues to specialize in primary eye care and contact lens services for all ages. She also diagnoses and treats ocular infections and disease, performs diabetic eye exams and co-manages pre and post-operative cataract care.
Dr. Anderson has been a member of both the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO) and the American Optometric Association since 2000. She has served as the Central Massachusetts Chairperson for the MSO Executive Board since 2012.
Dr. Anderson is seeing patients at our Leominster location.
Dr. Sandra Sawa has enjoyed practicing optometry for almost twenty years. She received her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Illinois College of Optometry and completed undergraduate pre-optometry curriculum at Ferris State University where she played on their soccer team. She loves addressing patients visual concerns and providing treatment and preventative care to all of her patients. She specifically likes working with Veterans and the immigrant population.
Although she grew up in the Great Lakes region, she is now proud to call Massachusetts her home. Dr. Sawa is a history buff and has spent over a year after high-school living in Ireland and exploring Celtic history. She spends her free time reading books on ancient history and is known to indulge in a graphic novel or two.
Dr. Michael Smookler offers a full range of vision care services, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care to children and adults. Dr. Smookler is a Behavioral Optometrist who specializes in visual performance testing, learning related vision problems, vision therapy and natural vision improvement techniques. Dr. Smookler is a lifelong Massachusetts resident, graduate of New England College of Optometry and Baltimore Academy of Behavioral Optometry.
John F. Whitney, O.D. graduated from Amherst College in 1982 and from the New England College of Optometry in 1986. His thirty plus years of optometric experience has allowed him to practice in every eye care setting, however, the majority of his practice experience was in an ophthalmology setting. This allowed him to become a confident primary eye care provider learning what but most importantly when to refer a patient for specialist evaluation. Whitney served his country for twenty-one years in the United States Air Force as an Optometry Officer retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.Dr. Whitney was recently awarded “Top Optometrist” distinction.