Dr. DeFreitas is a graduate of Providence College where he received his a B.A. degree in 1990. He continued his graduate education at the The New England College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994. Dr. DeFreitas specializes in complete family eye care, including routine vision exams, contact lens services, therapeutic intervention including the treatment of glaucoma and the pre- and post-operative co-management of cataract and refractive surgery patients. He is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with full therapeutic privileges and is a member of the Rhode Island and American Optometric Association.
Dr DeFreitas is a native Rhode Islander and is a first generation American of immigrant parents from the island of Faial Azores. He now resides in Westport with his wife and daughter. Dr. DeFreitas is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
John A. Dadah, O.D. graduated with honors from Worcester State College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education at The New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA where he received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1993.
Dr. Dadah is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry and is TPA (therapeutic pharmaceutical agents) certified.
He has been practicing optometry for 12 years.
Dr. Dadah resides with his wife Cathy and one child.
Rodney L. Immerman, O.D. graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Science in 1980 from Illinois College of Optometry, he also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology, cum laude, in 1978 from Boston University. He routinely evaluates patients with ARMD, DMD, Stargardt’s, macular holes, uveitis, giant tears, PDR, ROP, RP and high myopia. Dr. Immerman has been a part of the AdvancedEye Centers, Inc. team specializing in low vision since February 15, 2007. Dr. Immerman is a consultant to The Massachusetts Commission of the Blind and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.
Kathryn M. Arruda, O.D. graduated from Boston University in 1984 with a B.S. in Bio-Medical Engineering then continued on to New England College of Optometry where she received her Doctorate of Optometry in 1988. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry and is TPA (therapeutic pharmaceutical agents) certified.
Dr. Arruda served in the United States Navy from 1990-1994 where she performed a wide range of optometric services including general exams and contact lens care, as well as utilizing a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic drug therapies on active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents. She has been practicing optometry since 1988.
Dr. Arruda resides in Mansfield, MA with her husband, Joseph Tarantino, O.D., and their two children.
Lori Michaud, O.D. graduated Beta Sigma Kappa, cum Laude from New England College of Optometry in Boston in 1998. She also graduated with honors from the University of Maine receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Zoology in 1994.
Dr. Michaud with more than ten years experience has performed eye examinations, ophthalmologic consultations, contact lens fittings and spectacle dispensing.
Advanced Eye Centers is proud to announce Fusun G. Fowler M.D. has joined our practice.
Dr. Fowler has been practicing in Dartmouth for many years. She is coming to Advanced Eye Centers with extensive clinical and surgical experience. Dr. Fowler specializes in no stitch cataract surgery with the latest implants, diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases, dry eye disease, corneal surgery, LASIK Surgery, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and diabetic eye exams.
Dr. Fowler received her Doctorate of Medicine at the prestigious Istanbul School of Medicine where she graduated with honors. She completed her fellowship at University of Texas SWMC in Dallas where she received intensive clinical and surgical training in cornea and external disease and refractive surgery. Prior to private practice, she served with distinction aboard the ORBIS International Flying Eye Hospital, where she worked as an eye surgeon under challenging conditions in numerous developing countries. During her service with ORBIS, she educated local physicians and restored eyesight to blind impoverished communities around the world and she worked side by side with many of the world’s most renowned ophthalmologists.Dr. Fowler has extensive clinical and surgical experience in both Turkey and the United States and numerous publications and awards to her credit. She is a Diplomate of American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Fowler believes in patient centered medicine where you come first and she is dedicated to quality eyecare. She is currently accepting new patients. She sees patients at our locations in Dartmouth, Taunton and New Bedford.
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Areas of expertise:
Sutureless Cataract Surgery
Premium Intraocular Lenses
Laser Vision Correction-LASIK/PRK
Medical and Surgical management of Corneal Diseases