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Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a vision condition in which you can see objects clearly close up, but not far away.

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Ophthalmology (New England Eye Center)

Ophthalmology (New England Eye Center) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston specializes in the testing and treatment of all types of eye diseases and visual problems.
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Doctors + Care Team

Chi Hae Kwan, OD

Chi Hae Kwan, OD

Title(s): Optometrist; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 978-534-6100
Fax #: 978-534-3053

Optometry, refractive surgery, contact lenses

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Cynthia D'Auria, OD

Cynthia D'Auria, OD

Title(s): Director, Optometric and Contact Lens Service; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4600
Fax #: 617-636-4867

Optometry, contact lenses

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Eli Peli, MSc, OD

Eli Peli, MSc, OD

Title(s): Co-Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service; Optometrist; Adjunct Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4600
Fax #: 617-636-4867

Vision rehabilitation, optometric and contact lens service

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Jessica Stejna, OD

Jessica Stejna, OD

Title(s): Optometrist; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7800
Fax #: 617-636-9267

Optometry, contact lens, refractive surgery

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Maria Mercuri, OD

Maria Mercuri, OD

Title(s): Co-Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service; Optometrist; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4600
Fax #: 617-636-4867

Vision rehabilitation, optometric and contact lens service

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Mary T. Hettler-Young, OD

Mary T. Hettler-Young, OD

Title(s): Optometrist; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4600
Fax #: 617-636-4867

Primary eye care, pediatric eye care, optometry, contact lenses

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Sampson Nosike, OD

Sampson Nosike, OD

Title(s): Optometrist
Department(s): Ophthalmology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-4600
Fax #: 617-636-9267

Optometry, contact lenses, refractive surgery

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