Maine Optometry Proudly Welcomes Dr. Melissa Young, O.D., To Their Growing Team

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Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 9:56pm UTC
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Freeport, ME, 7/20/23 — Maine Optometry is thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Melissa Young, O.D., a highly accomplished optometrist, to its team of exceptional eye care professionals. Dr. Young brings a wealth of valuable experience, expertise, and compassion to the practice, further enhancing Maine Optometry's commitment to providing exceptional, comprehensive vision care services to the community.

Dr. Young has already been serving patients at Maine Optometry community for many years, initially working as a technician at the practice before pursuing her education in optometry. After completing her bachelor's degree at the University of New England, she earned her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Graduating summa cum laude, she received clinical honors during her third and fourth-year rotations.

Dr. Young has gained valuable experience at notable institutions such as the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, where she focused on primary care and fitting specialty contact lenses, and Eyesight Ophthalmic Services in New Hampshire, where she specialized in primary care and dry eye treatment. She also received extensive ocular disease training at VA clinics in both Lewiston, Maine, and Manchester, New Hampshire, where she focused on glaucoma, macular degeneration, and overall systemic health.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Young join our team," said Samantha Smith, Executive Director of Maine Optometry. "Her journey within our practice, from a technician to an accomplished optometrist, is a testament to her dedication and passion for eye care. We have already seen firsthand how talented and passionate Dr. Young is from her rotation right here at Maine Optometry, and we're confident her extensive experience and clinical expertise will greatly benefit our patients in Freeport and the surrounding areas."

Dr. Young is a member of the American and Maine Optometric Associations, the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society (GKIOHS), and Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society (BSKIOHS). She is committed to dedicating her life to academic excellence, research advancement, and the pursuit of knowledge in the field of optometry.

"I am excited to embark on this new chapter at Maine Optometry, where I can continue to grow and expand my skills while providing personalized, comprehensive care to each patient," said Dr. Young. "Having been part of this community for several years, I am deeply committed to providing exceptional eye care to my neighbors in and around Freeport. I’m excited to work with the exceptional team at Maine Optometry to exceed patient expectations and improve the vision and overall well-being of patients throughout Maine."

Dr. Young is skilled in diagnosing and treating ocular diseases, fitting contact lenses, and addressing the needs of patients suffering from dry eye syndrome. With the addition of Dr. Young to the practice’s staff, Maine Optometry looks forward to expanding its capabilities of providing specialized care to patients of all ages.

Dr. Young and the Maine Optometry team are now accepting new and returning patients at their Freeport location.

About Maine Optometry

Maine Optometry, which has locations in Freeport, Brunswick, Gorham, Lewiston, Saco, Standish, and Windham, has been a trusted provider of comprehensive eye care services for nearly four decades. The practice is renowned for its friendly, knowledgeable team, utilization of cutting-edge technology, and wide range of services, including routine eye exams, eyewear, contact lens fittings, treatment of eye diseases, and emergency eye care.

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Maine Optometry- Freeport
Samantha Smith
(207) 389-3525
407 US Route 1
Freport, ME 04032