Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Fields of Vision Eye Care, Inc. the leading provider of vision care products and services in Lebanon.
Dr. Chris Fields
Dr. Fields is a 1994 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. While at the college, Dr. Fields participated in eye care research and was published in two articles in the newly evolving field of excimer laser refractive surgery, as well as an article on the effects of carotid artery disease and the eye. He also acquired additional training in Low Vision rehabilitation and began to study further the effects of nutrition on eye health and visual performance.
Dr. Fields completed his residency as an Eye Doctor at the Wilmington, DE Veterans Administration Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Fields received extensive eye care clinical experience in managing ocular diseases such as:
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Vascular Disease
- Dry Eye
After completing his residency training, Dr. Fields joined a large refractive surgery practice in the Philadelphia area and was instrumental in helping to complete the clinical research and FDA application for the first excimer laser to be approved for LASIK surgery. While at this practice, he gained experience in treating pre and post-operative refractive surgery patients, managing corneal disease and complications associated with refractive surgery, and fitting specialty contact lenses for the post-operative cornea.
Optometrist NH – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dr. Fields joined the Section of Ophthalmology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH in 1999. During his eleven-year tenure as an Eye Doctor at DHMC, Dr. Fields created a Low Vision practice that received patients from throughout New England. He also provided comprehensive pediatric and adult vision care and contact lens fittings. This included prosthetic contact lenses for the post-traumatic eye and sports specialty contact lenses to enhance the individual patient’s visual sports performance. He also specializes in dry eye treatments.
In addition, Dr. Fields managed eye disease and eye care for:
- Macular Degeneration
- Genetic Retinal Disorders
- Cataract pre and post-operative care
- Retractive surgery pre and post-operative care
As an Eye Doctor, a big part of his practice was and continues to be the education of his patients and what they can do to prevent eye disease and improve their visual performance.
International Eye Care
In addition to his practice in New Hampshire, Dr. Fields and his colleagues Dr. Jay Jordan and Mark Milot started Global Health Cares (GHC); a US-based 501(c) 3 non-profit that was created to provide a method of creating and sustaining improved health care delivery in Nicaragua. Since 2000, GHC has been successful with the assistance of multiple donors and volunteers in building a small medical center in Escamequita, Nicaragua. This center currently provides medical services and pharmaceutical care to a very rural region of approximately 15,000 people that previously had little to no health care service available.
Additionally, with the generous involvement of the Woodstock, VT Rotary Club and Rotary International, they were able to rehabilitate and re-equip the Rivas, Nicaragua hospital that provides medical and surgical care to over 200,000 people.
Global Health Cares also organizes and provides an annual eye care trip to Nicaragua, through which volunteers are welcome to participate in providing eye examinations, treatment, and eyeglasses to individuals in some of the most remote areas of Nicaragua. A typical trip will provide these services to a thousand or more individuals.
Fields of Vision Eye Care
In April 2011, Dr. Fields opened Fields of Vision Eye Care in Lebanon, NH, where he works as an Eye Doctor and provides comprehensive and specialty eye care services. Fields of Vision Eye Care is a state-of-the-art clinic that incorporates the latest in diagnostic and imaging services that will supplement extensive eye care clinical services. Fields of Vision Eye Care provides their patients the best in diagnostic eye care and treatment.
Fields of Vision Eye Care will continue to provide local and international eye care. We promise to do our very best in meeting the eye care needs of all of our patients, locally and internationally.
Dr. Joseph Kirgis
Dr. Kirgis is originally from a small town in west Texas called San Angelo, where he spent his childhood before attending college. Prior to optometry school, he graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University, where he was involved in multiple student organizations and charities. After school was finished, he and his wife, Shelby, moved from Texas to the Upper Valley in order to enjoy the great outdoors a little more easily than before. On weekends, you will find them hiking, camping, skiing, or cheering on the Chicago Bears.
Sarah Reynolds – Sr. Patient Coordinator
Cassandra Brackett – Optical Manager/Optician
Ricky Sanchez – Optician
Lisa – Ophthalmic Assistant
Jennifer Young – Office Manager/ Medical Billing Coordinator
Susan Goodwin – Bookkeeper