Dr. Ryan Shea, a native of Martha's Vineyard, attended the New England College of Optometry. While completing his Doctorate in Optometry, Dr. Shea worked in multiple community health centers in and around Boston, along with specialty eye clinics and a Veteran Affairs Hospital. After graduating from optometry school, Dr. Shea worked for the Boston Eye Group, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice, until he moved back to Martha's Vineyard to practice with Dr. Finkelstein. Dr. Shea prides himself on providing the highest level of care and has brought some of the best and most advanced diagnostic equipment into the practice to facilitate early detection and thorough management of a wide variety of eye diseases.
Dr. Shea is the first optometrist on Martha’s Vineyard to achieve certification to medically treat glaucoma and prescribe oral medications for a variety of eye diseases which previously had to be treated off-island at great expense in both time and money for the patients. This is just one further step that Dr. Shea has taken to further his commitment to providing the highest level of care on Martha’s Vineyard.
Outside of the office, Dr. Shea is married to his high school sweetheart, has two young boys, and enjoys exposing them to all the wonderful aspects of life on Martha's Vineyard.