Meet Our Optometrist

Dr. Barton Higley

Dr. Barton Higley

“When I began practicing, I made it my goal to truly connect with my patients so that I could empathize with them. As I learn more about my patients' lives—who they are and what they do—I am able to address their eye care challenges with more care and precision, which helps improve their quality of life. That’s what eye care is really all about!”

A Commitment to Education

“I believe education is a life-long endeavor when it comes to practicing optometry. I owe it to my patients to continue to be abreast of current research, technology, and shifts in practice standards”

Bachelor of Science:
State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Doctor of Optometry:
Illinois College of Optometry

Involved in the Profession

“The profession of optometry is incredibly dynamic. I stay active by assuming leadership roles in my state association and as a clinical preceptor for optometry students.”

Member: New Hampshire Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry

Representative: Medicare Collaborative Advisory Committee for the New Hampshire Optometric Association

Clinical Preceptor: New England College of Optometry and SUNY College of Optometry

Active in the Community

“I believe in giving back to and connecting with my community, not only as a doctor but also as a member of the community I practice in. Service and supporting local businesses are what I believe builds a strong community.”

Award: 2014 Business of Monadnock Trendsetters Award.

Member: Keene Young Professions Network, Keene Chamber of Commerce.

“Twelve Days of Giving”: Drive for local charities.

Toys for Tots Participant.

Dr. Higley resides in Dublin with his wife, Kari, and daughters. During his free time, he enjoys being with his family, training for triathlons, playing tennis, kayaking, and playing the guitar.