Valerie Kelly, OD
Special interest in contact lens fitting
Dr. Valerie Kelly is a Doctor of Optometry and is our Chief Optometrist. She examines patients of all ages providing urgent care, contact lens fittings, and routine eye exams.
Dr. Kelly received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and her Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association.
In her free time, Dr. Kelly enjoys providing animal foster care on behalf of the NEADS organization and the Lowell Humane Society. She has also travelled with a variety of volunteer organizations to provide eye care to underserved communities abroad, taking her to Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and most recently the remote Yasawa islands of Fiji.
Area of special interest: Complex contact lens fittings
Some patients experience difficulty wearing contact lenses and may have been told in the past that they are not a good candidate for contact lens wear. Certain eye conditions including keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, post-refractive surgery such as LASIK or presbyopia can make contact lens wear more challenging. Dr. Kelly specializes in and welcomes hard to fit contact lens patients.