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Alicia Donahue, OD

  • Attending Optometrist

Dr. Donahue is a graduate of Saint Anselm College and completed her optometry training at New England College of Optometry where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed a residency with a focus in low vision rehabilitation, ocular complications following traumatic brain injury, and primary eye care in the Boston VA Healthcare System. During her clinical training through NECO Center for Eye Care at Perkins School for the Blind and the Cotting School, she took special interest in working with infants, children and adults who have visual, physical and cognitive disabilities.

Dr. Donahue is on faculty at New England College of Optometry as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Specialty and Advanced Care where she serves as an instructor in the course Low Vision Rehabilitation Throughout the Lifespan and also as a laboratory instructor. Dr. Donahue is an attending optometrist at NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth, Perkins School for the Blind, and Boston Medical Center, where she specializes in delivering vision rehabilitation services and working with children and adults who have visual, physical and cognitive disabilities. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Donahue worked as an attending optometrist at Boston University Eye Associates and Boston Medical Center where she provided primary eye care and low vision rehabilitation services in addition to educating optometry interns. During this time, Dr. Donahue also served as an Instructor of Ophthalmology at Boston University Medical School.

Her research interests include new technology in low vision rehabilitation, maximizing a cohesive multidisciplinary habilitation approach in children who have visual disabilities and the prevalence of ocular conditions resulting in the need for low vision rehabilitation across differing populations.

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