Awards & practice updates


Awards & practice Updates


Our own Dr. Barton Higley has been in the spotlight!

..Specifically the Greater Monadnock Collaborative’s Business Spotlight! During the interview, Dr. Higley tells Luca Paris why he chose to become an optometrist, explains why he selected Keene to set up his practice, and shares his thoughts about how exceptional eye care impacts a person’s quality of life. Listen here:


EyeWorks’ Giving Campaign Helps Co-Op’s Farm Fund

Jen Risley, Marketing Manager for the Monadnock Food Co-op, and Dr. Barton Higley of EyeWorks are seen here sharing a celebratory elbow bump. Dr. Higley launched EyeWorks’ annual 12 Days of Giving event in 2015 to shine a spotlight on local not-for-profit organizations and support their fundraising. Their 2020 12 Days of Giving campaign raised $1200 for the co-op’s Farm Fund. Risley said, “We’re so appreciative of EyeWorks’ support. The Monadnock Food Co-op Farm Fund is an essential way to invest in the future of local, sustainable farming in our region. Especially in these times, it helps ensure we have a healthy, local food system for our community now and into the future.”

EyeWorks’ Twelve Days Of Giving Campaign Raised $2400 For Local Charities

Our Twelve Days of Giving Campaign raised $2400 for local charities. Patients who purchased glasses in December from our Keene eye care center chose one of four charities for EyeWorks to donate on their behalf. Pictured with Dr. Barton Higley of EyeWorks (center) are the non-profit recipients (L to R): Tracie Lavertue, EyeWorks paraoptometric assistant and former Joy’s Network client; Mindy Cambiar, the executive director of Hundred Nights Shelter; Kathy Collinsworth, executive director of the Monadnock Humane Society; and Alicia Deaver, executive director of Rise for Baby & Family.

EyeWorks Expands Eye Imaging Capabilities

We purchased the new retinal camera because of its enhanced ability to magnify what can be seen in the retinal periphery and capture those images clearly and with color accuracy. “Eye health diagnostics and eye disease management benefit from the availability of ultra-wide images,” says EyeWorks’ owner and doctor of optometry, Barton Higley. One of our commitments to our patients is that we will always give them a very high standard of care. One of the ways that we do that is to stay current with new technologies, so we’re happy to have this ability to capture more, and better, information.

Our purchase of the ultra-widefield retinal camera replaces a digital camera still widely used by most optometrists. We use two other highly advanced technologies, the Diopsys® VEP vision test and the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System. The vision test measures the function of the entire vision system, which is particularly helpful in testing young children and patients who have lost the ability to speak. The LipiFlow System treats patients for one of the causes of dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, and we are the only optometry practice in the region offering this treatment.