Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

University of Massachusetts Medical School Teaching Facility

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April, 2018

Eye Center Featured on Everyone Everyday Campaign

The Eye Center was featured on UMass Memorial Healthcare’s “Everyone Everyday” Campaign, which highlights teams that have increased their efficiency. By better utilizing existing resources and by implementing a series of staff’s original idea, patient volume doubled at the Eye Center within one year, while wait times significantly decreased. Watch the story of the Eye Team by clicking on the video link.

Eye Center Featured on Everyone Everyday Campaign

April, 2018

Dr. Eric Dickson, UMass Memorial Health Care President and Chief Executive Officer, Hosts Innovators of the Year Dinner

Dr. Eric Dickson invited the members of the Eye Team for a special dinner to celebrate their winning of the Innovators of the Year Award. The award is given annually to the team that utilized best the idea board system to allow process improvement. Read more ›

Innovators of the Year Dinner

April, 2018

NEW Eye Clinic - Now Open at Northborough Crossing

On April 2nd, Dr. Schaal announced a new additional location for UMass Eye Center. "I am happy to announce that we have opened this week another location for UMass Memorial Eye Center. The new clinic has state of the art equipment and is conveniently located at the Northborough Crossing Medical Group site. There is free parking and an option for same-day appointment.” Dr. Schaal mentioned that the new location will be more convenient to many patients, who live east of Lake Quinsigamond.

The new location offers well eye care and also specialty care, such as: Retina Services, Oculoplastics, Contact Lens Service, and Cataract Evaluation.

Please note our NEW clinic location at Northborough Xing:
Address: 333 SW Cutoff, Northborough, MA 01532
Phone: (774) 570-5000

March, 2018

Women in Retina Leading the Way

In the United States there are 89 chairs of ophthalmology departments. Of these, seven are women, four of whom have vitreoretinal training. These four, were recently profiled by the journal Retina Today (March 2018). Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences University of Massachusetts Medical School was interviewed as one of the four women leaders. Read more ›

Dr. Schaal- photo

March, 2018

The Eye Center Says Farewell To Dr. Hinkle

David Hinkle, MD, served 3.5 years at UMass Eye Center. Dr. Hinkle was the Ambulatory Physician Leader for the Eye Clinic, and was the busiest clinician on faculty. Read more ›

Dr. David Hinkle- Photo