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Our Team

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.


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.