Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Ginsberg is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and the New England College of Optometry. He is one of the cofounders of Natick Eye Associates which was established in 1988. Dr. Ginsberg is a past member of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry.
His areas of special interest are Lasik co-management, treatment of eye disease and specialty contact lens fitting.
He lives in Framingham with his wife. They have two sons, Sam and Josh, and their dog Shelby.
Dr. Zodikoff is a primary care optometrist and founding partner of Natick Eye Associates. Along with Dr. Ginsberg, he started the practice in 1988. Dr. Zodikoff enjoys caring for patients with varied visual needs, from children’s getting their first pair of glasses to disease treatment. He also manages diabetes and contact lens related complications. He serves on the optometric advisory board of TLC (The Laser Center) of Waltham, and participates in the co-management of Lasik and PRK surgery patients.
Dr. Zodikoff graduated from Boston University and the New England College of Optometry.
He resides in Boston with his wife, Dr. Stacy Lyons. Their children are Alex and Molly.
Dr. Hahn has worked part-time at Natick Eye Associates, at all locations, since 1997. Prior to this, he received his undergraduate degree at Franklin & Marshall College. He then went to Brown University and received his Ph.D. studying perception and psychophysics with an emphasis on color vision perception. While training for academia, he decided he wanted a more clinical career and then obtained his O.D. from the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Hahn then completed his residency at the Brockton and West Roxbury VA Hospitals.
Dr. Hahn and his partner Stephen have been legally married in Massachusetts since May 2004. They have four parrots, all of which were adopted from Foster Parrots, a local shelter for unwanted, abandoned, or neglected parrots. They have been very active with fundraising and volunteering at Foster Parrots and are thrilled to see that Foster Parrots has been able to open a larger sanctuary facility in Hopkington, Rhode Island. They have also been very active in gay and lesbian causes.
In addition to his family, Dr. Hahn enjoys running, working on his house, and NY Times crossword puzzles.
Dr. Miller joined the practice in 2007. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she attended college at Stanford University. She graduated in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. She moved to the Boston area and earned an M.S. in Cellular Biology from Harvard University in 2004. She graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 2007 where she received several awards for academic excellence, including the Foster Namias Scholarship, Beider Scholarship, and Beta Sigma Kappa.
She lives locally and divides her time between the Natick and Burlington offices.
Dr. Artinian attended Boston University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry.Dr. Artinian’s clinical training included rotation at South Boston Community Health Center, New England Eye Institute, Sheth Horsley Eye Center and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Bedford Massachusetts.
During his rotations, Dr. Artinian gained experience in contact lens fitting, LASIK and cataract co-management and the treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Artinian resides locally and enjoy running, swimming and spending time in Cape Cod with family and friends.
Dr. Bruce Vu completed his undergraduate at MCPHS. He then attended New England College of Optometry where he obtained his doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Vu completed his externships at VA Bedford, South Boston Community Health Center, New England Eye Institute, and Sheth Horsley Eye Center. He enjoys giving comprehensive eye exams to pediatric, primary care, and geriatric populations.
Dr. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta is a primary care optometrist, graduate of New England College of Optometry, and has worked at Natick Eye Associates since 2010. Her optometry interests include ocular disease, ocular nutrition, and how general disease and inflammation impacts the eye and vision. She recently wrote an article “Anatomy, Medicine, and Disease in Ancient India,” published by Hakkert, Amsterdam 2016 in Anatomy and Surgery: From Antiquity to the Renaissance. Prior to this, she received an MA in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and BA in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Texas at Austin. She lives with her husband and 2 cats in the suburbs of Boston. Dr. Mehta enjoys cooking, hiking, ancient history, travel, and yoga. Her clinical experience includes community health centers, Boston Medical Center, and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – #1 ranked in ophthalmology for 16 years. She will soon obtain Ocular Nutrition Society Fellowship status and is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.
Dr. Mehta is committed to helping you maximize your vision to its full potential using lifestyle changes and the latest in soft contact lenses (including bifocal/multifocal and astigmatism/toric) and glasses technology.
Dr. Fortin is a graduate of UMass Amherst and the New England College of Optometry. She completed an optometric residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Providence VA Medical Center and then spent a year working and teaching at DotHouse Health in Dorchester, MA.
Dr. Fortin recently moved back to the North Shore with her husband. She works primarily at the Peabody office.
Dr. Janine Vecchiarello is a primary care optometrist. She received her doctorate of optometry at the New England College of Optometry and her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. She completed an optometric residency in primary care and ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hudson Valley, NY.
She lives locally and works in the Natick and Burlington offices.