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Dr. Krishna Krithivas, Optometrist

Dr. Krishna Krithivas ("Dr. K") is a graduate of Brandeis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry.

He received his Doctorate of Optometry degree with Research Honors from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Shortly after completing a residency in ocular disease, Dr. Krithivas joined Harbor View Eye Care as an associate Optometristin 2005.

In 2013 Dr. Krithivas assumed ownership of the practice, and he is currently accepting new patients. He provides full-scope primary eye care to patients from age six months through adulthood. This includes annual wellness exams, contact lens exams, LASIK co-management, and treatment of medical eye problems such as Glaucoma, Dry Eye, Infections, Allergies, Ocular emergencies.

He is board certified by the American Board of Optometry and is also a member of the American Optometric Association. He has co-authored numerous scientific articles. In his spare time, Dr. K likes to spend time with his family traveling, biking, and kayaking.


Dr. Rachel H. Leland, Optometrist

Dr. Leland was born in Central Florida where she became interested in optometry at an early age. It was during her first eye exam at age 10, and after being prescribed reading glasses, that she decided she wanted to become an Optometrist. She attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and also studied Saxophone Performance, another of Dr. Leland's passions. 

She received her Doctorate of Optometry at MCPHS University in Worcester, Massachusetts and has received board certification by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. While at MCPHS she earned membership in Beta Kappa Sigma International Optometric Honor Society, and maintained membership throughout all four years of optometry school. Dr. Leland completed her optometric training with several extensive externships in ocular disease and primary care optometry. She has also participated in group research and presented academic posters at the American Optometric Association's national meeting in Boston in 2016.

In Summer of 2016, Dr. Leland joined Harbor View Eye Care as an associate optometrist and is accepting new patients. She has a passion for ocular disease and practices full scope primary eye care with patients of all ages. This includes annual wellness and comprehensive eye exams consisting of contact lens exams and the management  of ocular conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eye, binocular vision, pre-operative and post-operative cataract care and ocular emergencies. 

She currently lives in Portland with her husband and cat and enjoys all aspects of living in New England. In her free time she enjoys music, hiking, good movies, great local food (suggestions welcome) and spending time with family. 


Jenna Grittani, Vision Therapist 

Jenna grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. She participated in vision therapy at the age of 9 to ease her visual strain while reading, which sparked her excitement for learning about vision. Jenna received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at Gordon College in the North Shore of Boston. She moved to Portland in 2008 and began working as a preschool teacher for children with developmental delay. She became interested in occupational therapy and the role of sensory integration and kinesthetic learning and returned to school to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA/L)

In 2012, Jenna began work at the Pediatric Development Center and Children's Odyssey School, where she gained experience providing occupational therapy services in the clinical and classroom settings. Here she became passionate about the role of binocular vision within child development and its impact on reading and learning. During this time, Jenna began participating in training programs through The College Of Optometrists and Vision Development (COVD) to specialize in vision therapy. She is also trained as a therapeutic children's yoga instructor and has taken courses on reflex intergration. 

In the Spring of 2016, Jenna joined Harbor View Eye Care as their first Vision Therapist. She is passionate about helping children and adults develop their best visual skills. She values providing vision therapy in a caring and fun way. She works closely with Dr. K to provide vision therapy for a variety of disorders. These include convergence insufficiency, convergence excess, accommodative disorders, oculomotor dysfunction, strabismus, amblyopia, acquired brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome. 

Jenna currently lives in Portland with her husband and cat. She loves being outside whenever possible, and enjoys camping, cross-country skiing, practicing yoga, cooking and playing the fiddle. 

 

 Dr. Christopher Brightbill, Optometrist                                                                                                    

Dr. Christopher Brightbill is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College where he majored in Psychology. Dr. Brightbill has the distinction of receiving clinical honors from each of his externships. His training includes management of ocular disease, trauma, and contact lens fitting as well as management of patients with advanced vision loss. 

Dr. Brightbill's desire to provide excellent eye care stems from his passion for the beauty of nature and his belief that our ability to perceive the world around is a gift to be both cherished and preserved. He spends many of his weekends in the great maine outdoors camping, mountaineering, and snowboarding. He enjoys being part of the Maine community and looks forward to providing you with comprehensive eye care. 



Dr. Catena Crozier-Fitzgerald, Optometrist (Dr. CF)



Dr. Catena Crozier-Fitzgerald is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry near her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate training at Drexel University where she majored in Biomedical Engineering and minored in Italian language. Before deciding she wanted to be an optometrist, she participated in cancer research and was published in The Journal Of Cellular Physiology and the Cell Cycle.

Eventually, she realized she needed to interact with people by caring for their eyes and improving their vision. During optometry school, she enjoyed an internship on a remote Native American reservation in Montana where she was involved in the care of many rare conditions, including advanced diabetes, trauma, and ocular disease. In Colorado, she was fortunate to watch vision therapy help patients of any age improve their ability to use their eyes as a team, and improve their quality of life. Finally, at the Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, she watched many patients benefit from learning how to use their residual vision to accomplish their daily activities. She was awarded clinical honors for these rotations.

After graduating, Dr. CF and Dr. Brightbill moved to Bangor, Maine, and have practiced throughout Maine for the past three years. She feels very strongly that nutrition and exercise can improve a patient's over all well-being. Dr. CF believes early detection of bionocular vision disorders paired with the benefits of teaching children how to train their brian and eye muscles as a team, is the best prevention of vision-related learning disorders. She is excited to have recently moved to Portland and experience the variety of culture and community that it offers. Dr. CF loves to play the piano, cook and especially enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, and skiing. 

















































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October 17, 2017
Choosing a new pair of eyeglasses can be a daunting task. Making a decision on what style glasses you will be wearing for the next year until your vision is checked again can be stressful. This is one of the many reasons opticians a...