Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Dr. Heyler graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. She went on to earn her Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1993. She spent four years as an Air Force Optometrist in San Antonio, Texas where she was in charge of the Aircrew Contact Lens Program and the Quality Assurance Process for the optometry clinic. With the arrival of her first child, Dr. Heyler left the Air Force but her husband did not. The nomadic lifestyle of a military family has given her the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including many private and retail optometry offices, a LASIK surgery site as well as ophthalmology practices. With the wealth of knowledge gained from these various settings, she enjoys helping people of all ages achieve their best vision.
Dr. Heyler joined Canterbury Vision Care in 2010 when the Air Force moved her family to Massachusetts from Florida. She greatly enjoys the beautiful Massachusetts landscape and loves living with four distinct seasons! She is proud to call Massachusetts "home" and has no plans to move again. In her free time, you can find her on her bicycle or in her garden.
Dr. Peterson graduated from West Boylston High School and went on to the University of Maine- Orono to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology. She earned her Doctor of Optometry in 2018 and Master in Public Health in 2019 from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Dr. Peterson is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Optometry and is TPA certified. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association. She also serves on the board of the Memorial Foundation for the Blind, a private charitable foundation that provides funding to organizations in Worcester County that serve the needs of persons with visual impairments.
Dr. Peterson previously worked at a private ophthalmology practice in Worcester and provided on-site eye care to patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. She joined Canterbury Vision Care in 2023.
In her free time Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with her family and dog on the family farm.