Samuel C. Giveen, O.D.
Dr. Sam's path to optometry could hardly be more classic. He was inspired by an eye doctor from his youth, and followed a path that took him to the University of California at Berkeley--the world’s foremost optometric research institution...
Today, when he's not treating his fellow New Englanders, Dr. Sam helps educate tomorrow's eye doctors as an adjunct clinical faculty member with the New England College of Optometry.And recently, the American Optometric Association honored the good doctor with an award recognizing his 25 years of service.
Dr. Sam's overarching goal is to make lives better by delivering eye care with both the technical expertise and the individual respect that everyone in the community deserves. He sees patients of all ages. His littlest patients are as young as 4 months, coming to him through the American Optometric Association's InfantSee program. He sees some of his most senior patients when visiting local nursing homes.
Outside the office, Dr. Sam’s preferred, number-one activity is spending time with his family. When they're together, he indulges in driving a race-car at the speedway and full-contact Scrabble. (Everyone always wears eye protection.) Not surprisingly, Dr. Sam's favorite color is green, which is calming, and also good for one's vision when it comes in the form of dark green leafy vegetables.