Richard J. Jamara, OD, is an Attending Optometrist at New England College of Optometry (NECO) Center for Eye Care. Dr. Jamara specializes in the treatment of patients with permanent low vision. He evaluates how to best maximize the remaining vision. His area of expertise is in prescribing low vision aids for patients with visual impairment, driving and low vision, visual field rehabilitation after a stroke and low vision evaluations for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. He is involved with research on the quality of life for the patient with low vision.
Dr. Jamara attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974. He attended the New England College of Optometry where he received his doctorate in Optometry in 1980. After 15 years of private practice Dr. Jamara joined the teaching faculty at the New England College of Optometry and the clinical faculty at the New England Eye. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a Diplomate in the specialty of Low Vision. He serves as the faculty advisor of the Student Chapter for the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists.