Your Focused Eye Care Doctors
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Focused Eye Care the place people from all around the Nashua area think of first for better eye health and vision care.
Kelly M. MacDonald, O.D.
Dr. MacDonald earned her degrees at the New England College of Optometry, where she was the recipient of many academic awards, and engaged with several volunteer organizations. She now serves on the NECO Board of Directors, is also a member of both the American and New Hampshire Optometric Associations, is a long-time member of Rotary Nashua, and has been voted the Best Optometrist in the greater Nashua area several times in recent years, by readers of the Telegraph newspaper.
Dr. MacDonald provides comprehensive eye care for the entire family, starting with infants as young as 6 months old, and puts particular focus on diseases of the eye such as glaucoma.
Scott D. Huffer, O.D./F.A.A.O.
Dr. Huffer is a primary care optometrist with a focus on ocular diseases, having completed residencies and training at the VA Hospital and Medical Eye Center in Manchester NH, and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville, New York and the New England College of Optometry in Boston.
Dr. Huffer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the American Optometric Association, and a past president (2021) of the New Hampshire Optometric Association. He is also a member of Nashua Rotary West.
Sarah E. Jagatic. O.D.
Dr. Jagatic has extensive diagnostic and treatment experience in the areas of pediatric optometry, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other ocular conditions. She is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the New Hampshire Optometric Association, of which she serves on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Hollis Rotary Club.
Dr. Jagatic received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois, with highest honors, and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key. She received her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the Indiana University School of Optometry, with high honors and numerous academic recognitions.
Anjelica M. Donnelly. O.D.
Dr. Donnelly is trained in all aspects of comprehensive eye exams, assessment and treatment of eye diseases and conditions with a special focus on childhood myopia, pre- and post-operative cataract and refractive surgery care, and advanced and specialty contact lenses. She is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the New Hampshire Optometric Association.
Dr. Donnelly received her B.S. from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, cum laude, her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from the New England College of Optometry, and joined Focused Eye Care following clinical experience at the South End Community Health Center in Boston, and at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lowell, MA.
Kristen O. Bryant. O.D.
A New Hampshire native, Dr. Bryant received her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire; earned her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) at Southern College of Optometry, in Memphis TN, where she was also elected to the Golden Key and Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor societies; and completed her residency at the VA Medical Center in Memphis.
Dr. Bryant has a focus on low vision, is TPA/g-licensed to treat glaucoma, and provides comprehensive primary eye care, including post-operative cataract surgery care. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, is a past-president of the New Hampshire Optometric Association, president of the board of directors of Future In Sight (formerly the NH Association for the Blind), and is the clinical director of the New Hampshire Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes vision screening program.
Kendra M. Phillis. O.D.
A Nashua native, Dr. Phillis received her Biology degree from New York University (NYU) and her Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) at New England College of Optometry, where she received several academic scholarships and is a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa optometric honor society. She completed a NECO-directed residency that included extensive clinical rotations at several well-regarded vision-focused facilities, including Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, in Boston, before joining Focused Eye Care in August of 2020.
Dr. Phillis has extensive clinical experience with severe ocular surface diseases, general and specialty contact lens fittings, and assessment and treatment of common eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. She also brings a special focus to childhood myopia. She provides comprehensive primary eye care, and is a member of both the American and New Hampshire Optometric Associations.
Stephen P. Waible O.D.
The newest member of the Focused Eye Care team, Dr. Waible is a Nashua native and currently makes his home in Merrimack. He earned his B.S. in Biology at U Maine Orono; and his O.D. at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, where he was elected to Beta Sigma Kappa, the international optometric honor society. He graduated with high honors from both schools. Among his clinical experiences are time at Amoskeag Health Center and the VA Medical Center in Manchester, and the Eye & Vision Center in Worcester MA.
Dr. Waible is a member of both the American and New Hampshire Optometric Associations. His interest in optometry came about in childhood, when he was diagnosed and then successfully treated for amblyopia – aka lazy eye – a condition that causes vision in one eye to develop slower than in the other. This is one area of practice in which he will focus as he provides patients with comprehensive vision care, including eye exams, assessment and treatment of ocular diseases, and dry eye treatment.
Cynthia L. DeAngelis M.D.
Dr. DeAngelis has been practicing with Tallman Eye Associates as a Medical and Surgical Ophthalmologist since 1993, and works with our primary care optometrists on a consulting basis. She is a graduate of Yale Medical School, and completed an Ophthalmology Residency at Yale/New Haven Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of Connecticut.
No-stitch cataract surgery and corneal transplants are among the micro-surgical procedures that Dr. DeAngelis performs. She also specializes in laser surgery for the treatment of secondary cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy; and laser refractive surgery for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Dr. DeAngelis is a member of the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and the New England Ophthalmologic Society.
Elliot F. Lasky, O.D. (Emeritus)
Dr. Lasky graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, went into practice in Florida, and then relocated to Nashua NH in 1978 and joined this practice in 1985. He was recognized as Optometrist of the Year by the NH Optometric Association in 1994, and three times as the Best Optometrist in the greater Nashua area by readers of the Telegraph newspaper.
A primary care optometrist with a special focus on contact lenses and the treatment of dry eye, Dr. Lasky is also a past president of both Nashua Rotary West and the New Hampshire Optometric Association. He retired from full-time practice at the end of June 2019.
David J. Helfman, O.D./F.A.A.O. (Emeritus)
Dr. Helfman graduated from the New England College of Optometry, was a past president of the New Hampshire Optometric Association, and was four times Educational Chair at the annual meeting of the New England Council of Optometry. He was also a member of the American Optometric Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.
A founding member of the practice and a primary care optometrist with special focus on age-related conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, Dr. Helfman retired from full-time practice at the end of November 2018.