Dr. Alyse Richard

Meet Dr. Richard

Dr. Alyse Richard specializes in general ophthalmology and medical retina disease management. She is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, International Society of Medical Retina Specialists, Women in Retina and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She grew up in Rochester, New York and attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she graduated Magna cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry. She then went on to Albany Medical College where she received many honors including acceptance into the National Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She went back to Western New York to complete her residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry at the Flaum Eye Institute. She then completed her medical retina fellowship at New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts training under many leaders in the field where she published multiple papers and presented at national meetings on macular degeneration, inherited retinal diseases, electroretinogram testing, macular dystrophies and other retinopathies. Dr. Richard currently sees patients at Eye Health Vision Centers in Dartmouth, Fall River and Taunton offices.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Richard performs compressive eye exams and treatment of medical eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma and eye surface issues. As a medical retina specialist, Dr. Richard’s areas of expertise include diabetes-related retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, retinal detachment and tears, inherited retinal diseases and macular edema. She performs intraocular injections, lasers and repairs of retinal detachments and tears. She also performs cataract extraction and intraocular lens placement using clear corneal incision technique and topical anesthesia.


Dr. Richard attended college at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. She then obtained her doctor of medicine degree at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and was inducted into the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Theta Chapter upon graduation. She completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Flaum Eye Institute and followed with a Medical Retina fellowship at New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.


"Staff was great ,doctor Richards the best, thanks guys!!"



"Good Morning, I wanted to share some feedback from my cousin who recently had an emergency squeeze in visit. My cousin was experiencing decreased vision and pain in his eyes. He came in to see Dr Richard. After his appointment, my cousin was leaving the office, and stated to me that he was told to go directly to the hospital. Jody Furtado faxed over the notes from the visit. A couple of hours later, a Dr. from the hospital called to get notes from the visit refaxed over. Sherry Prenda called down to Jody and she again faxed them. She then had Megan Cruz fax the notes from the downstairs fax machine to ensure that the hospital received the fax. Jody then called from home to follow up. My cousin reached out to me yesterday and stated the following in a text. " So I had a minor stroke and an ocular stroke. On medications, my heart is fine, and my brain is fine. Just got released from the hospital. I wanted to thank you and all of your co-workers at Eye Health. This emergency visit probably saved my life" Sometimes we can all get caught up in the day to day aspects of our jobs, and can forget that what we do here at Eye Health Vision can have a big impact on someone's life. I wanted everyone to know how grateful our family is for this exceptional care. ~ Christine""


Office Visit

"I am a long time patient and have had surgeries and regular visits. The Doctors are competent and professional. I highly recommend this facility and have received excellent care under Dr. Kenyon, Dr. REIS and Dr. Richard.!"