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Doctor & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and staff who make Watertown Eye the leading provider of vision care products and services in Watertown.

Dr. Karen L. Koumjian

KarenDr. Karen Koumjian graduated from Smith College with a major in neuroscience. She was one of the first students to make this a major. It became the foundation for her interest in optometry. She then received her doctorate in optometry from the New England Eye Institute, where she was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. Dr. Koumjian was the first female President of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. She has been in practice in Watertown for over 35 years. Dr. Koumjian enjoys playing the cello, dancing, and taking care of her family, including her dog Holly.

Nicole Chase

Nicole Chase is Dr. Koumjian’s right-hand woman. As Dr. Koumjian’s Optometric Assistant, Nicole anticipates and meets patients’ needs. Nicole will attend optometry school soon. She enjoys walking her handsome son (er, dog) Duncan.


Peter Golov

Peter is the Insurance Eligibility Specialist at Watertown Eye Associates. He ensures that patients will not need to make large financial sacrifices to receive high quality eye care. He graduated from American University and earned a Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate from MassBay Community College. Peter enjoys cooking, telling jokes, and learning Armenian as a second language.

Stephanie Berman

Optometric Technician, Stephanie Berman, heard about Watertown Eye through her cousin, Nicole Chase! She comes to Watertown Eye from teaching at the YMCA. Stephanie enjoys caring for her two children.

Dee Kouyoumjian

Dee Kouyoumjian is Dr. Koumjian’s Accounting Specialist as well as her aunt! Dee comes to Watertown Eye from working as a travel agent at American Express and has brought with her a strong sense of focus. She enjoys discussing current events.

Alexis Cheney

Alexis Cheney is Dr. Koumjian’s daughter and Social Media Strategist. She keeps patients informed about the latest sales, services, and sweet treats offered at Watertown Eye. She enjoys reading creative non-fiction books and hiking.