Speare Memorial Hospital

Our Team

RichardsDr. John Richards

For more than 30 years, Dr.  John Richards has been bringing “big-city eye care close to home,” to the greater Plymouth area.  He received both his graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Colorado.  Shortly thereafter, Dr. Richards completed his internship in Newport News, Virginia, and continued on to his three-year ophthalmology training at the University of Rochester, New York, at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Richards certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

RussoDr. Christopher Russo

Dr. Christopher Russo brings the latest in advanced treatments for macular degeneration to the practice.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Villanova University and his doctorate from Drexel University College of Medicine.  Following an Internship at Winthrop University Hospital, SUNY Stony Brook, he completed his three-year ophthalmology residency at Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, University of Colorado, Denver. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

RussoJoanna Preve, ABO, Optician

As your full-service optician, Joanna brings a comprehensive approach to lens wear fit and fashion. From fitting patients with fames that fit their lifestyle to crafting lenses that enable them to see the difference, Joanna’s experience enables her fully understand each patient’s individual needs and provide a personalized care experience.

RussoKelly Laflamme, Part-time Optician

As someone who wears corrective lenses herself, Kelly understands the many variables in fitting patients with the right pair of frames and lenses to give them the best vision possible. From frame styling to repairs, Kelly particularly enjoys helping patients see a “whole new world.”