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Welcome to the Eye Center of the North Shore. Click here to learn more about our practice


Cataract patients now have an option to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery. Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a standard lens implant option after surgery. Advanced premium implant technology can now decrease dependance on glasses after surgery.

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Here at the Eye Center of the North Shore we treat and manage diseases and disorders of the eye. Click here to learn about some of the eye conditions we treat.


Welcome to the Optical Center at the Eye Center of the North Shore. Here we offer complete optical services, from frames and lenses to sunglasses and contact lenses. Click here to learn more.


Meet Our Doctors
Our mission is to provide you with the very best medical and surgical treatment possible. We bring over 60 years of combined experience providing eye care to the North Shore. We perform the latest surgical procedures in a state of the art surgical center. Our staff includes a pediatric ophthalmologist and contact lens specialist to help meet the needs of patients of all ages.


Are you ready to make an appointment at the Eye Center of the North Shore? We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all your eye care needs.

We accept most health insurance. Please check with your insurance company regarding routine eye care coverage. Some insurance plans limit coverage to every two years. Some use a separate vision plan from your medical insurance. If you have any questions click the contact us tab or call 978-744-1177.
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Dr. Randall Patkin

Dr. Randall PatkiDr. Patkin is a North Shore native and Valedictorian of the Swampscott High School Class of 1977. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Tufts University. Dr. Patkin received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1985. Upon completion of his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania/Scheie Eye Institute in 1989 he returned to the North Shore to join Dr. David Z. Greenseid in practice from 1989-2009. Following Dr. Greenseid’s retirement, he opened the Eye Center of the North Shore in Salem in 2009 with Dr. Robert Freedman and Dr. Robert Levy.

Dr. Patkin is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and New England Ophthalmology Society. He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, and routine eye care. Outside of the office he enjoys golf, skiing, and music.

Dr. Robert Freedman

Dr. Robert FreedmanDr. Freedman is an ophthalmologist, a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the eye. He has been trained to provide you with all phases of eye care. Dr. Freedman has had special training in:

  • No stitch cataract with implant surgery
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery
  • Glaucoma treatment and surgery
  • Argon and Yag laser surgery
  • Pediatric ophthalmology, including strabismus
  • Glaucoma treatment and surgery

Dr. Freedman is certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, followed by his M.D. degree from Tufts University.

He completed his residency training at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. Presently, he is Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at Tufts New England Medical Center and is on the staff of the North Shore Medical Center including both Salem Hospital and Union Hospital. Dr. Freedman resides in Swampscott with his wife Shelley and is the father of three sons, Brett, Andrew, and Russell.

Dr. Robert Levy

Dr. Robert Levy

Robert G. Levy M.D. graduated from Boston College, earned his dual MD/MPH degree from the Boston University School of Medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at Case Western University in Cleveland Ohio. Dr.Levy is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He specializes in advanced cataract surgery, diabetes, glaucoma, laser treatment, macular degeneration, and comprehensive eye exams.

Dr. Khani

Dr. KhaniDr. Khani serves as our practice consultant in retinal and vitreous disorders. At the Eye Center of the North Shore he provides expert treatment of a wide variety of retinal conditions.

Dr. Khani is a board certified ophthalmologist, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Khani specializes in both medical and surgical treatment of retinal disorders, including routine and complex forms of retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.

Before moving to the Boston North Shore area, he served as the director of Retina Service at the State University of New York in Buffalo. Dr. Khani is a graduate of both the University of Michigan's Medical School and MD/PhD programs. Following completion of his ophthalmology training at Washington University in St. Louis he spent the subsequent two years as a fellow in Molecular Genetics at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School and received vitreoretinal training at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Along with offering specialty care to patients in the North Shore area, Dr. Khani is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and carries out his research work on devising new therapies for retinal degeneration at the Schepens Eye Research Institute.

Dr. Ioannis Glavas

Dr. Ioannis Glavas Dr. Glavas is an internationally known and board certified physician who has been trained both as an eye plastic surgeon (oculoplastic, orbital surgeon) and as a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Glavas is Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU school of Medicine. He has published numerous reviews and research articles in major scientific journals. He also has written several book chapters in cosmetic facial rejuvenation.


  • Surgery Internship, Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Residency, NYU Medical School, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, New York.
  • Oculo-facial plastics Fellowship. Stephen Bosniak, MD, FACS. Manhattan Eye Ear Throat Hospital.
  • Oculo-facial plastics Fellowship, New England Eye Center, Tufts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Research Experience

  • Research Fellow, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
  • Research Fellow, New England Eye Center, Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Nadia Waheed

Dr. Nadia Waheed Dr. Nadia Waheed received her undergraduate degree from Aga Khan Medical School in Pakistan and her Masters from Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency along with her fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr.Waheed is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Waheed worked for several years at the Cole Eye Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation prior to returning to Pakistan where she served as an Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology and Director of Clinical Research at the Shifa College of Medicine in Islambad, Pakistan. She is also fluent in Urdu.

Dr. Waheed is available for consultation in surgical and medical retina.

Dr. Lyudmila Pelikhova

Dr. Lyudmila PelikhovaDr. Pelikhova was born in the Ukraine and came to America at a young age with her family. She grew up in the North Shore area and graduated from Salem High School. She went on to attend the University of Hartford where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in health sciences. In 2012, Dr. Pelikhova graduated from the New England College of Optometry and subsequently completed a residency with the VA Boston Healthcare System, specializing in primary care and low vision optometry. She is fluent in both English and Russian.

Dr. Pelikhova is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometry, the American Academy of Optometry, and the American Optometric Association. During optometry school, she participated with the Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity group in providing eye care to the underprivileged communities of Batee San Gonzalo, Dominican Republic. She also volunteered with the Vision 5k race in Chestnut Hill, MA, which is an annual event that connects the sighted and the visually-impaired.

Outside of optometry, Dr. Pelikhova enjoys white-water rafting, snowboarding, and traveling.

Dr. Immerman

Dr. ImmermanDr. Immerman completed his undergraduate degree at Boston University, obtaining a baccalaureate degree in psychology and biology. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, in Chicago, Illinois. He then went into private practice exclusively in low vision at Schepens Retina Associates. Dr. Immerman has spent the last 31 years designing low vision devices for reading, distance, occupational, computer related and recreational tasks.

He frequently serves as consultant to the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind and to the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. He routinely sees patients with diagnoses of age related macular degeneration, Stargardt's Disease, macular holes, drug induced toxicity reactions, uveitis, giant tears, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, retinitis pigmentosa and high myopia.

Dr. Immerman has been a certified visual acuity examiner for 6 NEI fund clinical trials including: ETDRS, BVOS, CVOS and COMS.

He has assisted in the training of ophthalmology fellows in clinical low vision practice and theory and lectures to in-service training groups of ophthalmic medical personnel and to low vision support groups.

He enjoys using and building computers, reading, power walking and physical fitness.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.