Dr. Sutherland was born in 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. Sutherland received her Doctor of Optometry degree 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.
In practice, her special interests are the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease as well as providing low vision rehabilitation evaluations. Dr. Sutherland is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the American Academy of Optometry.
Outside of optometry, Dr. Sutherland and her husband, Brian are active members of local community organizations and events including Swampscott Recreation Commission and the local Farmer’s Market.