COVID-19 Policy/Procedures – Masks are optional for patients. Staff will be wearing masks per Massachusetts requirements.

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Dr. Lauren A. Thamel

Optometrist

Dr. Lauren A. Thamel graduated cum laude from Temple University in Philadelphia with a BS in Biology and a minor in Healthcare Management. Dr. Thamel recently graduated with honors from the New England College of Optometry in 2021, she then pursued a residency at the Jamaica Plain VA in Boston MA specializing in low vision and traumatic brain injury before joining Vision Source of Worcester and Spencer full time in July.

During her time at the New England College of Optometry, she served as the Student Council President as well as the President of the Massachusetts Society of Optometry Students. She continues to be an active member of the American Optometric Association and Massachusetts Society of Optometry.

Dr. Thamel was chosen by her peers for the “Dr. Edward Joseph Troendle, Jr. Award” awarded to a student who has given highly to the community and the profession, she also received the “Eschenbach Award For Excellence In Low Vision” from the faculty.

Throughout her time in school and residency, Dr. Thamel worked as a tutor and TA for the Low Vision class. She enjoys giving back to both her community as well as her profession to ensure that our patients are receiving the highest level of care.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends playing board games, cooking, exploring Worcester’s restaurants and breweries, and traveling.

Dr. Thamel provides primary eye care for all ages, and is residency trained in vision rehabilitation of both low vision and traumatic or acquired brain injury.