Eye Doctors Near You in Kittery & Wells
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 and ophthalmologists 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 Eye Doctors:
Growing up in Madbury, NH, Dr. Karen Healy was drawn to optometry by being a long term spectacles wearer herself. Having a keen awareness and sensitivity to her patients’ perspectives, is a hallmark of the care provided by Dr. Healy. In practice for over 25 years, Dr. Healy started her path to be an optometrist at the University of New Hampshire followed by her optometric training at the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Healy’s favorite memory is of a patient who she helped to see her mother for the very first time. A hiker, biker and skier, when Dr. Healy is not in the office, you can find her somewhere in the great outdoors with her husband and two children. Helping others enjoy the outdoors, and indoors, by regaining the best sight available to them is the singular focus of Dr. Healy’s practice.
Dr. Tyler Lowe likes to describe his job at Kittery Eye as both doctor and teacher. Caring for others often means teaching them about how best to care for themselves and protect this great resource of our vision. He especially enjoys contact lens fitting and caring for his glaucoma patients. Dr. Lowe has been with the practice for 6 years and hails from Rochester, New Hampshire. In a relatively short period of time, he has taken an active role in Maine eye care as a Board Member for the Maine Optometric Association. Dr. Lowe enjoys movies, skiing, golf and running. He currently lives in Kittery with his wife Jen.
Originally from Ohio, Dr. McLaughlin Diaz was fitted for contact lenses in her teens and was intrigued by the process. Her eye doctor encouraged her to pursue optometry and from there her career as an optometrist was set. She attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and has been practicing for over 25 years. She particularly enjoys the treatment and management of dry eye disease, as well as nutrition and understanding how diet and lifestyle affect overall health. Living in New Hampshire for most of her life, Dr McLaughlin Diaz enjoys hiking, travelling and spending time with her family. She lives in Dover, NH with her husband, and has one daughter and son-in-law.
The combination of creativity and discipline as an optometrist for the US Army are the secret ingredients in the 40 year eye care career of Dr. David Seaton. Growing up in Ipsilanti, MI, he received his Master’s degree from Harding University and his Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Dr. Seaton holds the distinctions of being a Fellow for the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. When not helping patients reach their vision potential, Dr. Seaton can be found boating, traveling, or skiing with his wife and two children.
All the Kittery Eye Doctors and Staff wish Dr. Shapleigh a happy and well deserved retirement. His decades of service to the community are very much appreciated. We will miss you and promise to continue in your example of providing the finest in eye care.
Being a gardener and a woodworker requires care and patience. Dr. Stan Shapleigh applies these same skills in his work with the people of all ages in the Kittery community. He is especially known for caring for the unique eye care needs of our community’s senior citizens. Dr. Shapleigh’s decades of experience allow him to provide the best of eye care for patients both young and old. An active giver of his time, Dr. Shapleigh is a member of the South Berwick and Eliot Rotary Club where he helps to raise money for our local food pantry and scholarships. He has been in practice for almost 38 years. His better half includes his lovely and talented wife, two daughters, four grand-daughters, 6 grandsons and one very precious dog.
At the age of seven years old, Dr. Kevin Webb began his eye care journey when he put on his first pair of glasses. From there his interest in the field grew and he eventually found himself a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Growing up in the coastal town of Belfast, Kittery felt like home when Dr. Webb completed his postgraduate residency at Kittery Optometric Associates. He has been here for the last 24 years. Dr. Webb has a beautiful family including his wife and two children and their dog. He is involved in the local communities of York & Cape Neddick. Dr. Webb enjoys all aspects of eye care and balances his clinical work with running, canoeing and camping.
Dr. Anthony Zieja is fond of saying that he treats people of all ages from his youngest patients who was several months old, to his oldest patient who was 103! Dr. Zieja’s caring demeanor and attention to detail are demonstrated in his day-to-day care from saving the vision of a person with a severe eye condition or giving a child their first pair of glasses. While always a New Englander, Dr. Zieja is relatively new to our community having completed his undergraduate degree at Providence College and his doctor of optometry training (O.D.) at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. Dr. Zieja enjoys triathlons, endurance sports, and music.
Dr. Isabel Zieja is a graduate of Tufts University and the New England College of Optometry. Throughout her years in Optometry school, she enjoyed volunteering overseas in El Salvador providing full comprehensive eye exams. She sees eye care as a perfect career path for helping others with such an important aspect of their independence and happiness. Having grown up in Orlando, Florida, she joins her husband, Dr. Anthony Zieja in being new members of our Kittery community. She is an avid swimmer and triathlon competitor, and enjoys travelling to Spain where she has family.
- B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- Internship – Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA
- Residency – Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA -Ophthalmology
- Fellowship – Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA – Retina and Vitreous
- Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Jaccoma is available for comprehensive eye examinations. In addition to performing medical eye examinations, Dr. Jaccoma specializes in dry eye and aesthetic eye care.
Dr. Jaccoma obtained his Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude from Fairfield University, Fairfield Connecticut in 1978 and his M. D. degree from the University of Vermont in 1982, where he was awarded admission to the AOA, an honorary medical society. His Medical Internship was taken at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Jaccoma then completed a three year Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Dr. Jaccoma is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners (1983) and is Board Certified in Ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Intraocular Implant Society, the Maine Medical Society, the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the New England Ophthalmological Society.
Dr. Jaccoma is past president of the Medical Staff of the H. D. Goodall Hospital, past president of the Maine Eye Physicians and Surgeons and is on the active medical staff at both the H. D. Goodall and Southern Maine Medical Center. Dr. Jaccoma is also on the teaching staff of the University of New England College of Medicine. He co-founded Associated Skin Care and was the medical director of the Medi-Spa at Akari, located in Portland, Maine.
Dr. Jaccoma is also a practicing cosmetic and reconstructive Oculoplastic surgeon offering lid and brow lifts and blepharoplasty surgery. Dr. Jaccoma also performs restorative treatments such as photofacial laser treatments, Pelleve® skin tightening procedures, facial contouring and wrinkle reduction with Botox Cosmetic® and using fillers such as Radiesse® Sculptra® and Juvederm®.
- B.S., University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
- Internship – St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, MO – Internal Medicine
- Residency – Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA – Ophthalmology
- Fellowship – Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA – Pediatric Ophthalmology
- American Board of Ophthalmology