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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, 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 Eye Doctors:

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James G. Cayea, OD

Dr.Cayea received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Bonaventure University and his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He did post grduate work at The Gisell Institute of Child Development and has certification as a low vision specialist. Dr. Cayea is a consultant for the Lighthouse, Inc. and the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped. He has been in private practice since 1977 in the Hudson Valley.

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Tracy Sheedy, OD

Dr.Sheedy received her Bachelor’s Degree from Binghamton University and her Doctor of Optometry from The State University of New York College of Optometry. She did a residency in rehabilitative optometry at Northport VA Medical Center. Dr. Sheedy is a low vision specialist and is a consultant for the Lighthouse, Inc. and 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.

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Lisa Lappan, O.D.

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.