John E. Meehan, M.D.

Meet Dr. Meehan

Dr. John E. Meehan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist at the Dartmouth, MA Eye Health Vision Centers facility. He specializes in medical and surgical glaucoma management and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Meehan has been in private practice since 2001 and moved to Dartmouth in 2005. He maintains staff privileges at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, MA and at Charlton Memorial Hospital and St. Anne's Hospital in Fall River, MA. Dr. Meehan lives in Dartmouth, MA with his wife and children.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Meehan is an expert in the care of complicated glaucoma cases, including filtering surgeries with anti-metabolites and the placement of glaucoma drainage devices. Anti-metabolites are used in certain glaucoma surgeries to help prevent fibrosis and scarring. He is also skilled in the use of the latest "no stitch" cataract removal technique using topical eye-drop anesthesia. This technique requires only a tiny incision in the cornea, which seals itself back up after placement of the new intraocular lens.


Dr. Meehan attended college at Bucknell University and graduated with a BA degree in biology. He then went to medical school at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA where he obtained his doctor of medicine degree in 1996. He fulfilled his internship at Mercy Hospital in San Diego and his ophthalmology residency at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Meehan then completed a glaucoma fellowship under Robert N. Weinreb, M.D. at the University of California San Diego Shiley Eye Center.


"Dr. Meehan provided me with an excellent eye exam, was very knowledgeable and offered reasonable options for cataract surgery. Zachariah provided an excellent pre-exam and has wonderful personality! A great team!"



"Good place to visit and get eyes examined. Had cataract removed several years ago and I am still a very happy camper. Like Dr. Meehan very down to earth and professional. Listens to your questions and works with you when he can."



"I am more than satisfied with this practice. From the front desk to the assistants, people performing the eye exams to Dr. Meehan I felt like a VIP. My questions were answered and my goals were incorporated into my treatment plan."



"My experience was awesome. Staff was friendly & professional.I had Dr Meehan who was exceptional! Very grateful for this doctor & team. Will refer to family and friends."



"Dr Meehan is an excellent Doctor to my MOM. He treats her well at every visit. He is compassionate, caring and he spends time with her and asks her questions and asks her if she has any questions. I give him 10 stars."