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  • Doctor’s Name:Dr. Brian S. Thamel
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  • About the Doctor:Dr. Brian S. Thamel has been in practice for over 33 years graduating with honors from the New England College of Optometry in 1988. He is an honors graduate from Clark University in 1984. He practiced with his father, Dr. Theodore Thamel, until he retired and currently practices with his wife, Dr. Valarie A. Ricciardi, his niece, Dr. Nicole Cerio and his daughter, Dr. Lauren Thamel whom recently graduated. They have two office locations: Worcester and Spencer. Dr. Thamel is a member of the American Optometric Association, Massachusetts Society of Optometrists of which he was president in 2001-2002, Optometric Extension Program, and the College of Vision Development. Dr. Thamel specializes in children’s vision and learning related vision problems. The Vision Rehabilitation Center provides vision therapy to treat children and adults with vision problems. Both Drs. Thamel and Ricciardi received the 2007 Health Care Heroes award by the Worcester Business Journal. He is currently a consultant at the New England Center for Children providing eyecare for autistic children and Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital providing care for traumatic brain injury and stroke patients. He has volunteered at the Worcester Free Evening Eye Clinic. He is also the administrator for central Massachusetts Vision Source with his wife. They recently were awarded Administrators of the year for the Northeast.
  • 2nd Doctor’s Name:Dr. Nicole Cerio
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  • About The 2nd Doctor:Dr. Nicole F. Cerio recently graduated with honors from New England College of Optometry. She was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honors society and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) during all four years of Optometry School. During school, she went to El Salvador with VOSH and China with OneSight to help provide optometric services to underprivileged populations. She graduated with honors from University of Rhode Island for her undergraduate degree. She is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. Dr. Cerio provides primary eye care for all ages, as well as vision therapy, soft and RGP contact lenses and is certified to fit CRT(Corneal Refractive Therapy) lenses.
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    Our developmental approach to vision care places special emphasis on visual skills testing (eye teaming, eye movement control, and focusing) because difficulties in these areas often affect classroom and work performance. We provide effective treatments for visual problems of patients with Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning/Reading Problems, and Visual Perceptual Problems such as reversals in reading and writing.

    You will see our caring attitude reflected in the thoroughness of our evaluations and in the extra time we spend answering your questions, informing you about your visual condition and in discussing all the treatment alternatives that are available.

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