What Makes Watertown Eye Special
There are probably good things to be said about most of the practices out there, but we’re confident that we’re one of the special ones.
Dr. Koumjian uses cutting-edge instruments when performing eye exams on her patients. She particularly loves:
- The Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT) machine, which provides her with an image of the retinas in the back of her patients’ eyes. Using the machine, Dr. Koumjian can diagnose various diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy.
- The Optos, which scans the whole back of patients’ eyes. This instrument replaces dilation, which means that patients’ vision will not be blurred after their exams.
- The Visual Field instrument, which helps her to measure patients’ peripheral field of vision and to detect glaucoma and other diseases.
Watertown Eye feels like family…because it is!
- Dee Kouyoumjian is Dr. Koumjian’s Accounting Specialist as well as her aunt! Dee comes to Watertown Eye from American Express and has brought with her a strong sense of focus. She enjoys discussing current events.
- 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.
- 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 dog, Duncan.
- 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.
- Peter Golov is Dr. Koumjian’s fearless Insurance Eligibility Specialist. After attending American University, he received a certificate in Medical Billing from MassBay Community College. Peter enjoys cooking.
- Originally Dr. Koumjian’s patient, Margaret Murphy is Dr. Koumjian’s Optometric Technician. She has worked in healthcare for 30 years as an RN, a Certified Reflexologist, and a Reiki Master.
Dr. 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 and attends at least 18 hours of continuing education per year. She finds joy in finding solutions to her patients’ eye problems. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Koumjian enjoys playing the cello, dancing, and taking care of her family—including her dog Holly.
As much pride as we take in our facility and the great people working in it, what really makes us special is our wonderful patients!