Biography

Dr. Hitchmoth is an experienced doctor of optometry and has been seeing patients in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region for 22 years.  She believes vision loss can be largely prevented and her philosophy of care starts with the belief that a healthy body lends itself to a lifetime of good vision. 

 

Dr. Hitchmoth is a nationally-recognized award-winning doctor, professor, lecturer and educator. She has extensive ophthalmic industry, executive healthcare management, policy and clinical outcomes experience.  She is an avid philantropist and continues to enjoy seeing patients.  She will retire from her position as Chief of Optometry and Director of Optometric Residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital this summer but will continue to see patients in her Hanover and New London offices.  Dr. Hitchmoth has served our nation's veterans and has been teaching Optometry and Medical Students and Residents for over 22 years.  She is excited to bring her expertise closer to her home in New London where she has resided since 1996.  She plans to be in practice for many years to come and will continue to consult at the UMASS Medical School Southern New England Transformation Network as well Zeiss Ophthlamic, the global leader in technology advances in eye care.  She is dedicated to bringing cutting edge care and technology to rural New Hampshire.

Also, Dr. Hitchmoth was recently appointed to the Executive Board for the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety and travels to Washington D.C. to work with politicians and policy makers to ensure patients come first in our healthcare system.  She holds clinical professor appointments at several universities and continues to lecture on a national basis.   She is a past state society President and has served in national leadership roles in the American Optometric Association over the past 25 years.  She is VA residency trained and a Fellow of the Academy and the Optometric Retina Society.  She is dual-board certified in general and medical optometric care.  She is currently on the Ocular Nutrition and Wellness Society Board as well as several other speakers bureaus and advisory boards as well as her alma mater's board of Trustees at the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA. Her publication and research interest centers on retinal biomarkers of brain and systemic disease. Dr. Hitchmoth is also recognized as the nations expert on retinal multi-spectral imaging.  Over the years, Dr. Hitchmoth has received countless accolades. She was awarded the AOA Advocate of the year in 2017.  Other notable awards include the Disabled American Veterans Doctor of the Year, the American Optometric Association's Young Optometrist of the year, the New Hampshire Optometrist of the Year, NECO-Alcon educator of the year, and NECO young alumnus of the year, to name a few.  She is also a past recipient of the New Hampshire Union Leader's "Top Forty under 40"  for her advocacy work for citizens of New Hampshire. 

Call 1-603-543-2020 or 603-583-4211 for appointments or questions.

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