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Nicole Quinn, OD, FAAO

  • Professor of Optometry
  • Director of Residencies
  • Attending, Tufts Medical Center Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinic


Residency, Pediatric Optometry, New England College of Optometry
OD, New England College of Optometry
BS, Dietetics, University of Vermont

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

2019 Theia Award for Excellence in Education, Women in Optometry
2016 Student Marshal, Commencement Ceremony 5/16, NECO
2013 Dupuis-Pellerin Award for Faculty Excellence, NECO
2007 New Alumni Achiever Award, University of Vermont College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
2005 ALCON/NECO Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching
2004 NECO Master Clinical Teacher Award
2001 VISTAKON Terrence Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Resident Award
2001 COVD Award for Excellence in Vision Therapy
1998 Fellow, American Academy of Optometry

Practice Locations

Tufts Medical Center Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinic

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
American Optometric Association (AOA)

Research Interests

Pediatric Optometry
Residency Training

Publications & Presentations

  1. Rashad R, Weed MC, Quinn N, Chen VM. (2019) Extended wear bandage contact lenses decrease pain and preserve vision in patients with epidermolysis bullosa: case series and review of literature. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. April 15:1-5. DOI: 10.1080/09273948.2019.1587472.
  2. Quinn NB, Keppol S, Bligdon S, Lyons S. (2015) Impact of residency training on future career path. Optometric Education. 40(2):94-103.
  3. 2019-Present Principal Investigator: Efficacy of the SPEED Questionnaire in Correlating Electronic Device Screen time and Pediatric Dry Eye Symptomology. Co-Investigators: Sarah Bielski, OD, Vicki Chen, MD, Tufts Medical Center
  4. 2002-Present Examiner: Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Site Coordinator, Tufts Medical Center 6/09-12/10 NEI Grant # 1 U10 EY11751-03 , PI: Roy Beck, MD
  5. 2019 Investigator: Accuracy and Testability of Autorefraction in Pediatric Patients with Nystagmus. PI: Vicki Chen, MD, Kirsten Johnson, OD, Tufts Medical Center