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EyeWorks Provides Eyecare While Focussing on You

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With an exceptional staff and advanced technology, EyeWorks provides more than eye exams and eyewear; they strive to create a patient-centric experience.

Owner Dr. Barton Higley does this by having consultations with patients in order to determine what each patient truly needs. “When I began practicing, I made it my goal to truly connect with my patients so that I could empathize with them,” says Dr. Higley. “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.”

EyeWorks has been voted number one for optometry practice for 12 consecutive years in the Monadnock Shopper News’ “Best of Monadnock.” Dr. Higley has owned EyeWorks since 2016, acquiring it from the previous owner and founder Dr. McMahon, who started EyeWorks in 1973.

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“Their pricing for services and contact lenses is competitive, which is important to me as an uninsured patient, and I was able to get all the information I needed about potential costs prior to my first appointment,” says EyeWorks patient Mary Kate Sheridan. “Phone calls are answered and resolved quickly, and in the office, I’m always greeted by smiles from genuinely caring and friendly staff. Best of all, they happily accept contact lens packaging for recycling.”

EyeWorks is proud to offer a wide range of eyewear – from affordable to designer – that utilizes the newest digital lens technology, allowing for crisper vision and more comfortable long term wear. Over their 40 years in business, they have adapted to the needs of their patients. This has meant expanding medical care, including emergencies, and working with specific diseases. Eyeworks offers a dry eye center and is the only practice in southwestern New Hampshire to provide “Lipiflow” treatment – another great tool to help manage their patients’ dry eye symptoms.

“Our focus is personal relations – that all comes down to serving our patients’ needs. To do so, we keep up to date on vision technology as well as listening to our patients,” says Dr. Higley. Building personal relations goes beyond the exam room for EyeWorks – they connect with the community through their annual “12 days of giving” charity promotion, as well as working with Toys for Tots. They also recycle contact lens containers for patients and the public.

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“I needed an urgent visit, and they were over-the-top accommodating and flexible. Everyone was very pleasant, professional, caring and efficient,” says patient Daniel Liberatore.

An appointment at EyeWorks is more than a transactional exam. “It’s beyond just the prescription,” Dr. Higley says. At EyeWorks, they pair professionalism with personalism. Dr. Higley and the EyeWorks staff succeed in creating a welcoming environment for everyone. Dr. Higley fosters a learning environment by hosting and teaching optometry students as well as providing continued education for EyeWorks employees to further their expertise, helping create a better experience for his patients.

This helps keep them up-to-date with technology and eyecare. They know that eye health and vision is incredibly important to overall health and quality of life for an individual, which is why providing thoughtful care is of the utmost importance to EyeWorks.

EyeWorks is located at 474 West Street in Keene. For more details, call 603- 352-7803,

visit, or find EyeWorks on Facebook.

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