Sonoma County’s Premier Institute for Eye Health Adds a Seventh Doctor; Kristin Chapman, MD

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The Eye Care Institute's newest addition Dr. Chapman, specializes in glaucoma, complex cataracts and general ophthalmology and is taking new patients.

Kristin Chapman, MD

Glaucoma requires problem solving on the most human level, and each stage of treatment and its timing are decisions that require the physician and patient to work together as a team ...

The Eye Care Institute (ECI), a renowned group of five Northern California ophthalmologists and optometrists, is proud to announce that Kristin Chapman, MD, has joined our Sonoma County practice. Dr. Chapman graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2011, and completed an internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City where she developed a passion for treating glaucoma. She was awarded a glaucoma fellowship at the Morgan Eye Center in Utah, where she learned advanced skills as a surgeon and glaucoma specialist.

Dr. Chapman’s travels to India, Mongolia, Micronesia and other developing countries inspired her to pursue the practice of ophthalmology, where she learned the importance of restoring more than just a patient’s vision, but the prospect of returning them back to a productive and happy life.

“I was in India volunteering when I observed my first cataract surgery, and witnessed how an outpatient procedure could restore more than just sight. With the return of vision, fathers and mothers were able to return to work, grandparents could contribute to the family and children could just be kids again. From that moment on, I could not wait to start working towards the goal of becoming an ophthalmologist,” recalls Dr. Chapman. “Throughout my residency, I kept returning to glaucoma as the ideal fit for the practice I wished to develop. Glaucoma requires problem solving on the most human level, and each stage of treatment and its timing are decisions that require the physician and patient to work together as a team.”

Dr. Chapman specializes in glaucoma, complex cataracts and general ophthalmology.

About ECI

The Eye Care Institute was established in 1952 and offers a broad range of services to meet local patients’ vision needs. With offices in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, the doctors’ goal is to maintain, improve, or restore visual health. This includes eye exams for children and adults, cataracts treatment, glaucoma prevention & detection, laser vision correction, cosmetic services to enhance facial appearance, lifestyle lens implantation, contact lenses, corneal transplant surgery, and on-site optical shops that feature the largest selection of eyeglasses in Northern California.

For more information about the full range of services offered by The Eye Care Institute, visit the ECI website. To make an appointment with Dr. Chapman call: (707) 546-9800.

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