Dr. Melissa Lambright was inspired to structure her practice around patient education and preventative care following her mother’s experience with an episode of blindness, which led to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Lambright understands that preventative visits with your primary care physician or specialist are important to eye health, and can help in the diagnosis and monitoring of systemic conditions such diabetes, hypertension, and neurological and inflammatory diseases in conjunction with your primary care physician or specialist. Dr. Lambright experienced this firsthand as an optometrist and clinical instructor at the Newington and West Haven VA hospitals, where she taught residents and students about ocular disease and the importance of personalized patient care.
Dr. Lambright received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan, her Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed a residency at the New England College of Optometry. She continues her drive for the highest level of patient care by becoming a diplomat of the American Board of Optometry. Her clinical expertise is structured around behavioral optometry, vision therapy, pediatrics, ocular disease and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Lambright has previously held positions on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Optometric Association.
Outside of her practice, her energy is focused on volunteerism and her family. She works with the Junior League of Hartford toward the advancement of underprivileged women and children throughout Harford County. Additionally, she donates her services to educating her community on the importance of vision and learning through national programs such as InfantSEE® with the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.