Dr. Patricia Samuel

Dr. Patricia Samuel

A Massachusetts native, Dr. Patricia Samuel received a B.S. in neuroscience psychology at UMASS Amherst. She continued her graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree. Her optometric training included externships at Indian Health Services in Juneau, Alaska with a focus on primary care, and Kids in Distress Clinic in Fort Lauderdale with a focus on pediatrics. Dr. Samuel is a member of the American Board Association and New Hampshire Optometric Association. Dr. Samuel has done annual vision trips to provide eye care world-wide to those in need, and looks forward to joining Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity New England to continue her volunteer work. Previous trips have taken her to China, Mexico and Paraguay where she joined a team of doctors and opticians to provide eye care and glasses to children and adults in need.

Dr. Samuel recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA and is excited to be closer to family in New England. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and has recently taken up tennis. She also loves to try new restaurants, so be sure to let her know what your favorites are at your next exam.

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