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Our Eye Doctors

Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

Our optometrists in Poughkeepsie and Red Hook, NY take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet Our Poughkeepsie & Red Hook Optometrists:


Dr. Tracy Sheedy OD

Dr. Sheedy received her Bachelor's Degree from Binghamton University and her Doctorate of Optometry from The State University of New York College of Optometry. She completed a residency in rehabilitative optometry at Northport, VA Medical Center. Dr. Sheedy is a low vision specialist and is a consultant for the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. She also specializes in pediatric optometry and vision development. She has been in practice since 1996 and has been with Dutchess Optometry since 2001. She is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development.


Lisa Lappan, OD

Dr. Lappan grew up in the Poughkeepsie area and received her Bachelor's Degree from Binghamton University.  She then received her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry.  She completed rotations in primary care, vision therapy and pediatric optometry at the College of Optometry as well as a rotation in ocular disease at the Hudson Valley, VA Hospital.


Nikki Takahashi, OD

Dr. Takahashi (Brodbeck) grew up in Red Hook, NY and is excited to return to her hometown as part of the Dutchess Optometry team. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oneonta and her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry after completing primary care and ocular disease rotations at West Point Military Academy, the Hudson Valley VA, and SUNY Optometry.

Meet Our Red Hook and Poughkeepsie Eye Care Staff