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 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.
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, his daughter, Annie, and their dog, Rigby.
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. SAHAR ZELKHA
Dr. Sahar Zelkha was born in Iran and grew up in Brookline, MA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the Simmons College, Boston in 2007. Dr. Zelkha earned her Doctorate of Optometry in 2014 from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry. Additionally, she was a student fellow with the American Academy of Optometry.
Her clinical externships included: primary eye care at a busy Ophthalmology practice setting in Encino, CA, private practices in Southern California, a free outpatient clinic in Pacoima, CA, and behavioral optometry with a NeuroVision Rehabilitation and Vision Therapy in Valencia, CA.
Dr. Zelkha has had extensive training in ocular disease, pediatrics, geriatrics, specialty contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative co-management of patients undergoing LASIK and cataract surgery.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and most importantly, 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 Waltham 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.