Dr. Dorothy L. Hitchmoth
Dr. Dorothy L. Hitchmoth is a nationally-recognized award-winning doctor, professor, lecturer and educator who has been seeing patients in the Upper Valley for 21 years. She believes vision loss can be largely prevented and her philosophy of care starts with the belief that a healthy body lends itself to a lifetime of good vision.
Dr Dorothy has extensive ophthalmic industry, executive healthcare management and health care policy and outcomes experience. While an avid philanthropist, she continues to enjoy seeing patients. She is currently Chief of Optometry and Director of Optometric Residency at a large hospital-based clinic with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is also private practice owner and CEO of New England Telehealth and holds clinical professor appointments at several universities and has been teaching optometry and medical students and residents for the past 20 years.
Her achievements include being a past state society President and has served in national leadership roles in the American Optometric Association over the last 24 years. Dr Dorothy is also VA residency trained and a Fellow of the Academy and the Optometric Retina Society, is dual-board certified in general and medical optometric care. She is currently on the Ocular Nutrition Society Board as well as several other speakers bureaus and advisory boards as well as her alma mater's board of Trustees at the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA. Her publication and research interest centers on retinal biomarkers of brain and systemic disease. Dr. Hitchmoth is also recognized as the nations expert on retinal multi-spectral imaging.
Over the years, Dr. Hitchmoth has received countless accolades. She was awarded the AOA Advocate of the year in 2017. Notably, in the past she was awarded the Disabled American Veterans Doctor of the Year, the American Optometric Association's Young Optometrist of the year, the New Hampshire Optometrist of the Year, NECO-Alcon educator of the year, and NECO young alumnus of the year, to name a few. She is also a past recipient of the New Hampshire Union Leader's "Top Forty under 40" for her advocacy work for citizens of New Hampshire.
We count ourselves fortunate to have her on our team.