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Our Eye Doctors

Insight Optical specializes 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. Our eye doctors understand 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 Burlington optometrists 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 Eye Doctors in Burlington, MA

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Dr. Derek Feifke

Board Certified Optometrist

Dr Feifke earned his first Optometry degree in 1981 from the Witwatersrand Technicon in Johannesburg, South Africa. After teaching and practicing in South Africa for seven years, he emigrated to the US where he completed the Doctor of Optometry Program at the New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1990. Dr Feifke has been at the helm of Insight Optical since 1991, and is proud to be celebrating Insight’s 25th anniversary this year.

Dr Feifke believes in giving back and has been actively involved with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity) since 2001, both as a fundraiser and active participant in numerous missions to Nicaragua, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Dr Feifke is past president of the New England chapter of VOSH. Dr Feifke is a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, as well as a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.

In his spare time Dr Feifke is passionate about keeping fit and has run seven Boston Marathons. Due to a running injury, he has taken to bike riding and takes part in many biking events in New England and afar. His hobbies include gardening, playing chess with his sons and making that perfect espresso!

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Dr. Cindy Leigh Russo

Dr. Cindy Leigh Russo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology.

She also earned a Masters in Medical Sciences at Boston University School of Medicine prior to completing her doctoral studies at the New England College of Optometry (NECO) in 2010. Upon graduation, Dr. Russo completed a year-long residency in primary eye care and geriatric optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease, including glaucoma and retinal pathology, at the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bedford, MA.

Dr. Russo continues her work as a clinical skills tutor at NECO during her free time, and is an active member of both the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometry.

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Dr. Leah Franzone

Dr. Leah Franzone graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. She was proud to serve veterans, cadets, and active service members and their families as she provided optometry services as an extern at the Veterans Hospital in Jamaica Plain and at West Point Military Academy.

Originally from Clifton Park, New York, Dr. Franzone is happy to be living in the Boston area again. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time outdoors during her free time.

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Treatment of Dry Eyes

 

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