Lancaster | 603-788-3561
St. Johnsbury | 802-748-3536
Montpelier | 802-223-7723

Meet Your Eye Care Team

  • Dr. Shippee - Board Certified, American Board of Optometry
    Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier

    Dr. Shippee has extensive training in ocular disease management including glaucoma, macular degeneration, ocular trauma, and ocular-systemic disease diagnosis and treatment.

    Other areas of focus include specialty contact lenses and pediatrics. Dr. Shippee received his B.S. from Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry, in Memphis, Tennessee with rotations at the Mountain Home Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee.

    Dr. Shippee is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the New Hampshire Optometric Association (NHOA), the AOA Contact Lens and Low Vision Sections, and is also a member of the Optometric Retina Society. He has volunteered his time at the Hillsborough Clinic in Greneda, West Indies, performing examinations and continues to help with their optical needs. 

  • Dr. Karena Shippee
    St. Johnsbury, Montpelier

    Dr. Karena L. Shippee graduated Magna Cum Laude from Jacksonville University and received her doctorate training at Southern College of Optometry. 

    Since 2004, Dr. Shippee has provided quality eye health care for all ages at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. Her expertise in treating and managing glaucoma, diabetic complications, macular degeneration, trauma, and eye infections has been invaluable to our community. 

    Dr. Shippee is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Vermont Optometric Association, and the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the AOA. She has served as Vice President, President, and is currently Legislative Chair of the Vermont Optometric Association. 

    Dr. Shippee resides in Danville with her husband and three children where she enjoys being involved in her children's school and activities. 

  • Dr. Richard Leven
    St. Johnsbury

    Dr. Richard Leven is a graduate of The Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He served in the Indian Health Service in Montana and Public Health Service in Seattle, WA. He has been involved with private practice in St. Johnsbury for over 40 years and specializes in contact lenses and primary eyecare. Dr. Leven is a life member of the Vermont Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

  • Dr. Eric Guelette
    St. Johnsbury

    Dr. Eric Guelette received a B.S. in Applied Biology from Ferris State University in 2010. After spending two years teaching Anatomy and Physiology to Nursing students at Baker College, MI, he became part of the inaugural Optometry class of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in which he obtained his Doctorate of Optometry in 2016. He is excited to serve our pediatric and adult populations in routine and specialized eye care. Dr. Guelette comes to our office after most recently practicing at Tallman Eye Associates in Massachusetts, a multi-disciplinary primary eyecare and surgical clinic.

    Dr. Guelette, originally from Michigan, maintains his outdoor enthusiasm with hikes through New England's trail system.

  • Dr. Suzanne Corbitt

    Dr. Suzanne Corbitt graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [GO HEELS] She earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She completed a residency in Ocular Disease through New England College of Optometry at the VA in White River Junction, VT. If the opportunities arise, she volunteers her time in underprivileged communities and countries providing eye care and glasses.

    Dr. Corbitt is a member of the Vermont Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She is currently the Vermont Optometric Association Continuing Education Co-Coordinator. When not engaged in eye care, she enjoys the numerous year-round outdoor activities that Vermont's Green Mountains have to offer.

  • Dr. Rebecca Hogan

    Dr. Rebecca Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1995 after receiving a bachelor in science degree also from Indiana University, Bloomington. She then completed a residency in hospital-based optometry at the Bedford (Mass) VA Medical Center. After practicing for a few years in North Carolina, she relocated to Vermont in 2000 and has worked in the central Vermont area since.

    Dr. Hogan is a member of the Vermont Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. She has held positions within the VOA, such as Secretary and Continuing Education Coordinator. During her free time, Dr. Hogan enjoys traveling with her family, especially throughout the state and New England cheering on her daughters sporting events, and volunteering at the local humane society.

  • Dr. Jay Darjee
    Lanaster, St. Johnsbury

    Dr. Darjee received his Bachelor of Optometry degree from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, U.K in 2013. After completing his professional qualifications in England, he practiced for two years in a private practice in the City of London with emphasis on primary care and contact lenses. He also served in a London based community hospital specializing in diabetic eye care. Dr. Darjee then went on to obtain his Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. 

    He is excited to serve the community in primary and specialized eye-care. Dr. Darjee is a member of the American Optometric Association. During his free time, he has a huge passion for sports and the outdoors including tennis and soccer. He is also a big fan of the New England Patriots and also enjoys watching Formula 1 racing.

  • Dr.
    Kyle Klug
    St. Johnsbury

    Dr. Kyle Klug graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. in Biology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN with his Doctor of Optometry degree. He received extensive ocular disease training during rotations at Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers in Louisville, KY.

    Dr. Klug has an interest in specialty contact lenses including scleral lenses. Other interests include ocular disease treatment and management including dry eye, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. His interests outside of optometry include playing and watching sports, especially basketball.

  • Dr.
    Katelyn Keefer
    St. Johnsbury

    Dr. Katelyn Keefer graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee with additional training in ocular disease and refractive surgery co-management at John-Kenyon Eye Institute in the Louisville area. 

    Dr. Keefer has a special interest in serving the pediatric population but enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is excited to begin exploring the Northeast Kingdom outdoors.

Office Hours

Lancaster | 150 Main St Lancaster, NH 03584

Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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St. Johnsbury | 468 Hospital Dr. St. Johnsbury, VT

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Montpelier | 114 Main St Montpelier, VT 05602

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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