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Shirlie A Dowd, OD

Shirlie A Dowd, OD is a Board Certified Optometrist practicing primary care optometry. She enjoys pediatrics and contact lens fitting and is expereienced in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. She is a native of New Hampshire and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover MA before going on to get her BS in Biochemistry from Union College in Schenectady NY. She then went to the New England College of Optometry in Boston Ma. She is a member of the NH Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Dowd enjoys spending her free time volunteering and can be found at local diabetic clinics and schools doing screenings, eye exams and education. She is recently back from the Philippines volunteering with a group of doctors to do eye exams and dispense glasses to the typhoon ravaged city of Tacloban. Other such trips have included China, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua and an Indian Reservation in North Dakota.