At Bay State Excellent Vision, we serve our patients with the highest level of medical care. Our practitioners are both surgical and medical experts with experience in correcting patients' eyes for 20 plus years as respected ophthalmologists. Stoneham & Boston area residents experiencing vision problems and searching for medical specialists to help can learn more about our physicians below.

Dr. Richard J. Lasonde, Ophthalmologist, Stoneham

Dr. Richard J. Lasonde, Ophthalmologist, Stoneham

Richard J. Lasonde, M.D. has the experience and the expertise you can trust. LASIK is a Corneal Procedure, and Dr. Lasonde is one of only a select few fellowship-trained Corneal Specialists in New England.

Dr. Lasonde also brings his unique skills as a refractive surgeon to his cataract surgery helping patients to achieve their personal best vision.

Dr. Lasonde is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth and Brown Medical Schools. He received his fellowship training in Corneal Surgery and External Diseases of the Eye at the University of Pittsburgh. He began his private practice in New Hampshire and Maine in 1994. Dr. Lasonde specializes in Cataract Surgery, LASIK-Laser Vision Correction, and the treatments of Glaucoma, Diabetic Eye Conditions and Macular Degeneration.

Edward H. Jaccoma, M.D.

Edward H. Jaccoma, M.D.

Dr. Edward H. Jaccoma is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who has recently returned to New Hampshire after practicing in the Southern Maine area for 30 years. He specializes in General Ophthalmology, the medical and surgical management of dry eye-related disorders, as well as plastic surgeries of the eye and eyelid areas

Dr. Jaccoma received his Medical degree from the University of Vermont where he graduated with a nomination to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society and his Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University.

He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center and his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia. He has also taught medical students and resident physicians at the University of New England College of Medicine, as well as serving as Medical Director of Medispas, delivering laser, injections, IPL, radiofrequency and surgical aesthetic care.

Additionally, Dr. Jaccoma will perform cosmetic eyelid procedures and will offer treatments for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenating the skin.

Dr. Jaccoma is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Medical Association.

Chantal Veerasammy- McCarron, OD

Chantal Veerasammy- McCarron, OD, received both her Bachelor of Vision Science (B.V.S.) and her Doctor of Optometry Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. McCarron's internships included work with Low Vision at Davie Low Vision Clinic, work with the VA in Salisbury, North Carolina, and rotations in Contact Lenses and Binocular Vision in South Florida. Following Optometry school, Dr. McCarron entered into private practice where she found great success. In an effort to fulfill her desire to give back to the community, she began practicing in mobile eye care, caring for patients in both nursing home and rehabilitation facilities throughout Florida. She developed curriculum as faculty member for local Optometry schools while simultaneously managing a LASIK surgery center.

Dr. McCarron is a TPA Certified Optometrist, indicating that she is fully licensed and prescribes therapeutic pharmaceutical agents in many states including Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida.

Dr. McCarron's optometric interests include fitting specialty contact lenses, co-management for surgical procedures and primary eye care.

Since moving to Massachusetts, Dr. McCarron has worked with multiple practices in the North Shore. Currently she is involved in coordinating glaucoma studies. She started with Baystate Excellent Vision in 2015. When she is not working, Dr. McCarron enjoys baking and traveling. She is a member of the Massachusetts Optometric Association as well as the Florida Optometric Association.

Puneet Harisinghani, OD

Puneet Harisinghani, OD

Dr. Harisinghani was raised and is originally from Lexington, MA. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honors B.S. in Human Biology and Physiology. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry (NECO). During his time at NECO, Dr. Harisinghani's rotation exposure included the specialty contact lens clinic at the New England Eye Institute, low vision specialty at the Jamaica Plain VA, primary care at the Brockton VA, and others.

Dr. Harisinghani's interests span from low vision, contact lenses, and the treatment and management of various ocular diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration. During his free time, Dr. Harisinghani enjoys playing tennis, hanging out with his cats Cleo and Moe, and searching for the next best restaurant along the Seacoast.

Dr. Robert Buonfiglio

Dr. Buonfiglio is the third optometrist in his family, starting with his father's eldest sister, Anna, who graduated in 1927, followed by his father, Arnold, in 1947. He attended Tufts University, and then the New England College of Optometry, graduating in 1981. His internships included the Pediatrics and Specialty Clinic of the College, and the Veterans' Administration clinic in Boston. He graduated with honors as a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the international optometric honor fraternity.

He began practice with his father in his hometown of Revere, then opened a practice in Hamilton. In addition, he has worked in a staff model HMO in Peabody, and ophthalmology practice in Manchester, then purchased a practice in Saugus, where he worked until a fire in the building necessitated closing the office. He then joined Bay State Excellent Vision. He is licensed for therapeutic pharmaceuticals.

Over the years of his practice, he has fitted contact lenses of many kinds, including specialty lenses for astigmatism, myopia control, and keratoconus. In addition, he began a Sports Vision Training practice within the Saugus office, and then moved it to a facility that trained hockey goalies, working with athletes of many sports, including some NHL goaltenders. He has authored articles on vision and shooting, and enjoys target shooting in a local pistol league.

Dr. Buonfiglio is an amateur photographer, and has studied and played drums and percussion for many years. He and his wife have two grown children. And more recently, he has taken up woodturning, producing many types of items for a local gift shop.

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