DR. BENJAMIN LICKTEIG
Dr. Lickteig is the owner and chief optometrist of Lickteig Family Eyecare. He started the practice at the Dedham location in 2010. He grew the single location practice for several years and developed a very diverse patient following in Dedham and also developed a very loyal staff in that time. In 2015, Dr. Lickteig acquired the Natick location and worked to improve it's systems to mimic his Dedham office. In 2016, his strong partnership with LensCrafters became even stronger as they looked to him to develop and build his third practice site, the Lenscrafters at Macy's location within Boston's Downtown Crossing. The following year, Dr. Lickteig obtained the Medford location.
Dr. Lickteig still primarily sees patients in the Dedham office; however, he can be frequently seen at both the Natick and Boston offices as well. Dr. Lickteig strives to build his staff and team of optometrist to deliver the highest level of patient care. It is Dr. Lickteig's mission that he and his team of associate optometrists take the time with each individual patient to properly educate them of their vision and the overall health of their eyes.
Dr. Lickteig graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology and was a four-year letter winner on the Buena Vista baseball team. After graduating from college, Dr. Lickteig moved to Chicago where he worked his way to becoming an optometrist at the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Lickteig’s clinical rotations included low vision rehabilitation at the West Haven VA Hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, vision therapy at the Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center in Englewood, Colorado and the Westside Family Vision Center in San Jose, California where he co-managed LASIK and cataract patients.
Dr. Lickteig is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce. When Dr. Lickteig is not seeing patients he enjoys traveling, skiing, spending time with family and cheering for the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes. He resides in Medfield with his wife, Kelly, and their daughters: Annie, and Natalie.
DR. ERIN LORD
Dr. Erin Lord grew up in the Boston area. She graduated summa cum laude from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. After graduating college, she worked as a research assistant for an interventional cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for several years before deciding to pursue a career in optometry.
She obtained her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, where she was in the Beta Kappa Sigma International Optometric Honor Society. Her clinical rotations included: Eye Care for Kids in Canton, MA, Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA, VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton, MA, and Fenway Health in Boston, MA.
She then completed a residency in ocular disease/primary eye care at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton, MA. During her residency, she obtained extensive experience in diagnosing, treating, and co-managing ocular disease while serving our veteran population.
Currently, Dr. Lord enjoys all aspects of optometric care, including comprehensive family eye care, ocular disease management, contact lens fittings, and surgical co-management. She takes great pride in providing high quality eye care to all her patients. Dr. Lord resides in Weymouth, MA. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
DR. JENNIFER WEI
Dr. Jennifer Wei is a full-time optometrist associate at Lickteig Family Eyecare. She primarily sees patients in our Natick office. Fluent in both English and Mandarin, Dr. Wei provides services in comprehensive eye exams, diabetic eye exams, contact lens fitting, co-management of cataract and LASIK surgery patients, management of red eyes, dry eyes, and other eye conditions.
Dr. Wei was born in Seattle, Washington. She spent her childhood attending grade schools in Taiwan. After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, she earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, class of 2013. She began practicing Optometry in her home state, Washington. Dr. Wei became known in her community for her passion to serve and her sincere, caring manner with patients. She takes pride and joy in caring for people through eye care.
In the summer of 2015, Dr. Wei drove across the country and settled back in New England. Dr. Wei now resides in Framingham with her loving husband and an energetic American Cocker Spaniel. When she is not seeing patients, she is taking walks along the Charles River or going to the cinema to watch documentary films.
DR. JANE LAM
Dr. Jane Lam grew up and attended school in Boston. Her family is originally from Vietnam and moved to Massachusetts when she was a child. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. After college, she worked as a research chemist for several years before deciding to pursue a career in optometry.
Dr. Lam earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from The New England College of Optometry in 2014. During the course of her optometric training, she interned at the New England Eye Institute in Boston, focused in pediatric eye care and contact lens training. Dr. Lam had extensive training in geriatric eye care at the Edith Nourse Roger Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA and at the Brockton Veterans Hospital. She interned at the Massachusetts Association for the Blind in Worcester MA, provided low vision eye care, also at the Dorchester House Community Health Center during her final year of internship.
Dr. Lam provides comprehensive eye care for all ages, as well as providing pre and post-operative care of laser vision correction. She has extensive contact lens training in soft, rigid gas permeable and specialty contact lenses. She is also trained in diagnosing and managing of ocular diseases including cataract, glaucoma, diabetic and hypertensive retinopathy.
Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors. Running, swimming, and hiking are some of her favorite activities. She is fluent in both Vietnamese and English.
DR. MELISSA TOM-KUN
Dr. Melissa Tom-Kun is a full-time associate optometrist primarily in the Downtown Boston location. She is certified in both the United States and Canada. She has a special interest in family and pediatric optometry.
She obtained her Honors Bachelors of Science from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. She moved to Boston to complete her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry, where she worked in several community health centers, hospitals, and VA outpatient care around the Boston area. Combining her education with her desire to learn about new cultures, Dr. Tom-Kun also provided eye care in rural areas of Belize and Alaska.
Dr. Tom-Kun received extensive pediatric optometric training at South End Community Health Center and at Boston Medical Center. She is also well-versed in soft contact lens fittings and ocular disease management. Her main goal is to provide personalized, high quality eye care that improves the everyday life of patients of all ages.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Tom-Kun is likely to be found sketching city views, planning her next travel adventure, or eating at a new restaurant in Boston.
DR. BRANDON CHUANG
Dr. Brandon Chuang grew up in Orange County, California. He graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2013 with a degree in General Biology before entering New England College of Optometry in Fall of 2014. While he had the intention of returning to California upon completing his doctorate, he opted to begin his career as an optometrist in Boston after falling in love with Boston, his church, and his fiancée.
Dr. Chuang loves to walk around the city and explore. His hobbies include rock climbing, guitar, traveling, hiking, tennis, and creative writing. You can often find him at his home rock climbing gym, Rock Spot in South Boston. He also loves sports cars and is an avid stick shift driver, but has since grown to "appreciate" the fuel economy of his Toyota Prius.......
Dr. Chuang has special interest in pediatric eyecare, ocular disease, and specialty contact lens fittings. He prides himself on going above and beyond for his patients, and taking the time to educate them extensively on their ocular health.
DR. KEITH WONG
Dr. Keith Wong is a full-time optometrist associate at Lickteig Family Eyecare. His goal is to provide the most excellent eye care, along with an enjoyable and positive experience for every patient he sees.
He has had comprehensive training in managing ocular disease, contact lenses, and co-management of ocular surgery at various practices in Boston - including the South End Community Health Center and the NECO Center for Eye Care. He has also managed complex patient cases at the VA Medical Center in Portland, OR and a private practice in Wilmington, NC.
Dr. Wong grew up in Laguna Niguel, CA and graduated from Chapman University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences.
When he isn't working, Dr. Wong enjoys rock climbing, playing the drums, snowboarding, hiking, and cooking (but dislikes washing dishes). His favorite teams are the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Lakers.