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April, 2020

Eye Team Shares Positivity and Tips for Self-Care During Times of Global Crisis

Eye Team continues to diligently see and take care of emergency patients in the Eye Center Hahnemann clinic. Elective patients are seen remotely using telehealth resources. During times of crisis, the team spirit remains high. Eye team created a video to share tips for self-care with the community. The video became popular on social media and was mentioned on the local TV news.

Eye Team

April, 2020

Dr. Kassira joins the Eye Team at UMASS Memorial Medical Center

Firas Kassira, OD, graduated from George Mason University with a BS in biology and obtained his OD degree from the New England College of Optometry with clinical honors. Read more ›

Dr. Firas Kassira

March, 2020

Eye-Related Care During COVID-19

Dear Patients,
If you’re experiencing a non-emergency eye problem, don’t come directly to the Eye Center as we are currently not accepting walk in patients. Please call 508-334-0930 and ask to speak with the Eye Center on-call physician. We’ll assess your eye problem to determine if you need to come in for care, or if we can treat you using virtual medicine technology.

COVID-19 Poster

March, 2020

Eye Team says Farewell to Darlene Bocash-Winn

Darlene Bocash-Winn, Eye Center clinic manager completed 3 years of productive service at the Eye Center. Under her leadership, the Eye Team was named “Sweet 16”, three years in a row as one of the top functioning innovative team in the UMass Memorial Healthcare system. Eye Team won Innovators of the Year Award twice, in 2017 and in 2019. Read more ›

Darlene Bocash-Winn Farewell

February, 2020

Eye Team Designs the Dream Eye Center

Eye team members, front desk people, technicians, physicians, optometrists, researchers, marketing people, space design people, students, residents, administrators and patients came together to brainstorm and design the Dream Eye Center. Read more ›

2020 “Design the Dream Eye Center”