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Susan Baylus, OD

Susan Baylus, OD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry; Director of Contact Lens Services, NECO Center for Eye Care

Dr. Baylus is Director of Contact Lens Services and Assistant Professor at NECO Center for Eye Care Commonwealth.

In 1989, after completing her Fellowship in Primary Eye Care and Education at New England College of Optometry, Dr. Baylus joined the faculty and became Director of Home Eye Care Services. In this capacity, she developed the College’s basic eye screening service into a comprehensive eye-care program, and worked directly with local homeless shelters, like Rosie’s Place and Women’s Lunch Place, to provide free eye-care and eye-wear to disenfranchised populations of Boston.

In addition to furthering the Home Eye Care Program, Dr. Baylus started the College’s Problem-Based Learning Seminar (now an established Clinical Reasoning course), designed to teach critical thinking and medical problem solving.

Dr. Baylus left the school for Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston (OCB) in 1997. At OCB, she worked in practice with renowned cataract and glaucoma specialist, Dr. Bradford Shingleton, treating pre- and post-operative patients in Boston and Cape Cod offices.

In 2004, Dr. Baylus joined Lexington Eye Associates as Contact Lens Specialist. While at Lexington Eye, Dr. Baylus worked with NECO’s Contact Lens Residency Program as an Adjunct Professor, supervising residents in difficult contact lens fits.

Dr. Baylus rejoined the faculty at NECO in 2008 as Director of Contact Lens Services, where she continues to fit difficult contact lens patients, specializing in hard and soft, bifocal, keratoconus, post-surgical, and pediatric aphakic lenses.

Dr. Baylus lives in Brookline with her husband David, where, now that her triplets have graduated and moved out, she enjoys traveling, knitting, and outdoor door activities with family and friends.