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About Watertown Eye

The leading provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services in Watertown.

Dr. Koumjian has been the leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in Watertown since 1981. Watertown Eye was voted “Best for Contact Lenses” in 2018 Best of Watertown Awards and overall “Best Eye Care Professional” in 2018 Best of Watertown survey.

Using cutting-edge technology, the staff at Watertown Eye provides patients with comprehensive vision examinations and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems.

Dr. Koumjian also offers complementary vision screenings for infants up to 18 months through the InfantSee program and examines patients in developing countries at no cost via Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity.

With her technical expertise, Dr. Koumjian cares for her patients in a thorough and kind manner. As a family business, Watertown Eye ensures its patients feel at home when receiving the highest quality eye care.

Mission Statment

Dr. Koumjian and her dedicated staff strive to improve the vision and health of Watertown and the greater Boston community by examining patients in a kind, educational, and thorough manner while using state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments and the highest-quality products.


Meet the experienced and friendly doctor and our staff.


Dr. Karen L. Koumjian

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. She then opened her practice in 1981. Dr. Koumjian was the first female President of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. She also served as a board member and then President of Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. She conducts eye exams in developing countries once per year. Past trips have included Armenia, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Dr. Koumjian enjoys playing the cello, dancing, and taking care of her family, including her dog Holly.


Nicole Chase

Nicole Chase graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Boston in 2017 with a degree in Biology. As Dr. Koumjian’s Optometric Assistant, Nicole anticipates and meets patients’ needs. Nicole plans to eventually attend optometry school. 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.