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Caring for Dutchess County's Vision Since 1892

Our History: Serving Poughkeepsie & Red Hook

With roots dating back to 1892, Dutchess Optometry has provided exceptional eye care to the Hudson Valley community for over a century. Our long history and continued success reflect our commitment to excellent vision care for our community.

Poughkeepsie: 845-471-3650
Red Hook: 845-758-8818
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Our Values: Eye Care That Revolves Around You

We pride ourselves on our warm, personalized approach that makes patients feel like family. Our core values emphasize staying at the forefront of eye care advancements to provide a patient experience focused on the future. Community outreach initiatives further our mission to promote wellness.

Our team of eye doctors in Poughkeepsie and Red Hook, along with our eye care staff, are here to care for all of your vision needs. We handle everything from adult and children's eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

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Our History

Dutchess Optometry is one of the oldest optometric practices in the United States. Our practice was founded in Poughkeepsie in 1892 by Dr. C.H. Perkins. He was later joined by optometrist Atherton Marshall. The name "Perkins and Marshall" was synonymous with excellent eye care throughout the Hudson Valley.

Dr. Marshall's younger brother Henry joined the practice in the 1930s followed by Dr. Saul Polenberg in 1971. Dr. James G. Cayea opened our Red Hook office in 1977, allowing us to better serve both central and northern Dutchess County. Dr. Tracy Sheedy joined our practice in 2001, bringing her expertise in infant and children's vision. Dr. Polenberg retired in 2014 and we have brought in Dr. Lappan as our new associate.

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Rooted In Legacy & Cutting-Edge Technology

From retinal imaging to advanced corneal mapping, we utilize precise technology for accurate diagnoses and effective monitoring over time. Our forward-thinking approach ensures early detection of problems.

We look forward to providing exceptional vision care at Dutchess Optometry.

OUR POUGHKEEPSIE OFFICE HAS OFFICIALLY MOVED!! Our new address is 17 Anya Court, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. For directions, click on HOURS & LOCATIONS.