Dr. Shippee - Board Certified, American Board of OptometryLancaster, 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 ShippeeSt. 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 LevenSt. 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 .Montpelier
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 CorbittMontpelier
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. Jay DarjeeLanaster, 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 KlugSt. 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 KeeferSt. 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.
Dr.Molly KingSt. Johnsbury, Montpelier
Molly King, OD graduated from Marist College with honors in 2013 with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to receive her doctorate from The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 2017. From there, she completed a residency in ocular disease and primary eye care within the VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton, MA.
After residency, Dr. King joined the team at the Center for Eye Health in Massachusetts, a large, multi-specialty ophthalmology practice serving communities south of Boston. During her time there, she provided routine and specialty care to the patients of all ages, including pediatric exams, post-operative care, contact lens fittings, and low vision examinations.
Originally from Hampton, New Jersey, Dr. King considers herself an honorary New Englander and is excited to explore her new home of Vermont with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Dr.Stephen PhippsLittleton, St. Johnsbury
Dr. Phipps received his B.S. degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from CreightonUniversity in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Penn State University/Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Phipps has practiced in St Johnsbury, VT, and Littleton, NH, since2000. He received his board certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2001 and was recertified in 2011. He has served as secretary, Vice President, and President of the Vermont OphthalmologicalSociety, and as President of the Medical Staff at Littleton RegionalHealthcare. In 2018, Dr. Phipps completed a 21-month Executive MBA program from Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama.
Dr. Phipps is a member of the Vermont Ophthalmological Society, the NewEngland Ophthalmological Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A perpetual student, Dr. Phipps enjoys learning about the latest developments in the treatment of eye disease, and over the years has tried to incorporate the safest and most effective of these into his practice.