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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 West Lebanon, New Hampshire 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 Our West Lebanon Optometrists:

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Dr. RICHARD STEGEN

Dr. Stegen has been practicing in the Upper Valley since 1992. He is hospital residency trained and Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry, one of the few Board Certified optometrists in the Upper Valley. Born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Stegen attended Rutgers University, receiving his Bachelor's degree in Biology. He then attended Rutgers' Graduate School at New Brunswick (N.J.) where he worked on a Master's Degree in physiology while teaching undergraduate students in Comparative Anatomy and other courses.

Dr. Stegen received his doctorate in optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1990, where he also instructed optometry students in Gross Anatomy. After graduation, he performed a residency in hospital-based optometry in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Lyons, New Jersey. He moved to New Hampshire and began practicing in Keene and West Lebanon in 1992. On January 1, 2011, Dr. Stegen assumed ownership of the optometry practice of Pro Optical, forming North Country Eye Care Associates. (more…)

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DR. JESSICA EID (formerly ROBINSON)

Originally from Morehead, Kentucky, Dr. Jessica Eid first became interested in optometry when her grandmother was diagnosed with glaucoma. She spent years watching her grandmother receive incredible care from her optometrist, and it inspired Dr. Eid to want to do the same for others.

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology at the University of Louisville, Dr. Eid attended the University of Houston College of Optometry where she received multiple Clinical Letters of Excellence. While there, she worked as a teaching assistant to first and second-year students. She graduated with honors in May 2015 and then completed a residency in Ocular Disease and Ocular and Refractive Surgery at the Oklahoma Medical Eye Group and nJoy Vision in Tulsa. (more…)

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending that routine eye care services be postponed until the COVID-19 crisis is under control. Based on this recommendation and in an abundance of caution, we at North Country Eye Care have decided to close our office to routine eye care as of 6 p.m. on Friday, March 20. We will remain available for urgent eye care services as needed. Our doctors will be on-call to provide such services. If you need our medical eye care services or have an urgent concern, please call or text our office at (603) 678-4759. As of now, we plan to have one of our team answering phone calls during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We can also be reached via email at info@northcountryeyecare.com. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We hope to be able to resume hours in late April, but this is subject to change. We will contact our patients when we are able to resume office hours. Thank you for your understanding at this challenging time.

We appreciate all of our patients and customers. We wish you all the best. Thank you for your trust in us. We hope to be back soon!

-Dr. Stegen, Dr. Eid and Staff