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.