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Reading , MA 01867

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Kalah Barrett

Dr. Kalah Barrett

Dr. Barrett grew up in East Tennessee and attended Southern College of Optometry in Memphis where she received her Doctorate of Optometry in 2018 graduating Cum Laude and receiving the Southern Council of Optometrists Clinical Excellence Award. She did her undergraduate work at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry with honors. Dr. Barrett relocated to the Boston area in 2019 and has practiced primary care Optometry in a private practice and mobile setting - providing routine eye care services to patients in six different states and participating in clinical trials. She is excited to join and serve the Reading community. 

Dr. Eugene O’Leary (semi retired)

Dr. Eugene O’Leary (semi retired)

Dr O'Leary specializes in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. He knows how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and understands the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts. Dr O'learys diagnostic skills are unsurpassed.

Meet Our Staff

Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they do and they care personally about getting the best results for our patients. Our receptionists will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs.

Robert Colombo

Robert Colombo

Registered Dispensing Optician

Robert Colombo has been a licensed optician in Massachusetts over 40 years. He began working at Reading Eye Associates in 1981 with his current business partner Dr Eugene O'Leary. Robert is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and is a fellow member of the National Academy of Opticianry as well as being a member of the Opticians Association of Massachusetts. He takes pride in his years of experience and expertise in all aspects of eyewear and contact lenses. Robert is unsurpassed in his ability to problem solve, fabricate, repair and adjust eyeglasses. He inventories the current designer and fashion trends in eyeglass frames and produces the new free form high definition lenses in his own optical laboratory.

Holly Capano

Holly Capano


Holly has been in the optical industry for the last 25 years. She was certified as a Dispensing Optician by the American Board of Opticianry and Licensed by the state of Massachusetts in 2004. She has sponsored and taught many apprentice opticians working towards their certification. Holly takes great pride in her many years of experience as a licensed optician. She excels in her knowledge of frame fitting, lens designs and options available in the ever changing industry. We are excited to have her join our staff and she looks forward to serving the surrounding communities.


Melissa Slater

Billing Specialist

Samantha Brickman

Optometric Technician



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