Dr. Mark C. Steadman
Nashua’s Top Optometrist
Dr. Mark C. Steadman has been providing comprehensive vision and eye care services to greater Nashua since 1989. He built his practice as an independent doctor next to Lenscrafters, then constructed his brand new eye care office in 2010. He remains committed to providing personal, professional eye care to people of all ages. He and his cordial staff take the time to get to know you, to answer your questions, and make sure you get new glasses and contact lenses that you are thrilled with.
As a Doctor of Optometry, part of Dr. Mark C. Steadman‘s commitment to his patients is ongoing professional education. As technology and the world around us changes, he strives to be at the forefront of new techniques and information regarding ocular health and vision correction. Since 1989 Dr. Steadman has been serving the Nashua area as an eye care professional.
He maintains a special interest in contact lenses, especially astigmatic and multifocal lenses.
In addtion, Dr. Steadman diagnoses and treats ocular conditions including dry eye syndrome, conjunctivitis, and performs many non-surgical treatments for eye conditions. He also co-manages patients with diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and LASIK refractive surgery.
Dr. Steadman resides in the Nashua area and enjoys outdoor activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, motorcycling, biking, hunting, gardening, and weight training. He is interested in nutrition and physical fitness. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua.
His services include:
- General eye examinations
- Contact Lens fitting
- Geriatric Vision Care
- Children’s Vision
- Comprehensive medical eye health evaluations
- Diagnosis and treatment of red-eye conditions, ocular infections, ocular allergies, and dry eye syndrome.
- Co-management of glaucoma, cataracts, and laser refractive eye surgery
He has a reputation for being friendly, personable, as well as being a highly skilled eye care professional. He enjoys a high degree of loyalty from his patients and their families. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Hampshire Optometric Association. He is also interested in fitness, nutrition, and outdoor activities. He is a native New Englander, and spends much free time on NH lakes and beaches.
Dr. Patricia Samuel
Dr. Patricia Samuel is originally from Brazil, but grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a focus in Neuroscience Psychology. Dr. Samuel also received her optometric doctorate at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. She completed an internship in Juneau, Alaska, with heavy emphasis on diabetic retinopathy care. During her training, Dr. Samuel developed a special interest in pediatric optometry and is excited to expand her experience in Nashua. Dr. Samuel is thrilled to move back to New England where she can enjoy hiking, canoeing, and spending time with her immediate family. She loves trying new restaurants (unless Dr Daldine is BBQ’ing), so be sure to let her know what your favorites are around Nashua.
Dr. Christopher Daldine
Dr. Chris Daldine, a Michigan native, attended Central Michigan University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. He continued his education at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, earning a doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Daldine completed an internship in a world-renowned ophthalmology clinic where he received extensive training in managing glaucoma, macular degeneration, and dry eye disease. While receiving his optometric training in Florida, he met his wife, New England native, Dr. Patricia Samuel.
Dr. Daldine has experience in many different types of practice settings, ranging from large surgical centers to managing his own retail office. However, he always knew he wanted to build his future in a small private office where he can spend time getting to know his patients on a personal level and provide both preventative vision care and treatment for ocular diseases. After an extensive search, he found the perfect office in IlluminEyes Vision Care, ideally located close to his wife’s family. With Dr. Daldine joining Dr. Steadman at IlluminEyes Vision Care in 2016, patients will continue to experience impeccable bedside manner and a high caring attitude that stands IlluminEyes apart from other offices. In addition, Dr. Daldine brings to the office new technology and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye care, dry eye syndrome, and keratoconus/scleral lenses fittings.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Hampshire Optometric Association.
Dr. Daldine and his wife share a strong sense of community. He has participated in Special Olympics vision screenings where his team of eye care professionals saw over 1500 young men and women, providing glasses and overall eye health evaluation. As part of the charitable organization OneSight, he traveled to The Gambia in Africa, where he was a consultant in establishing one of the first vision clinics in the country, providing a sustainable system for vision care. Dr. Daldine will continue to provide eye care to those in need with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), a non-profit organization on a mission to bring vision to every person. Additionally, he would like to provide his services locally in Merrimack Valley, so if you have any community service, outreach events, or are in need of screenings at your organization, please let us know.
With plenty of opportunities for his favorite hobbies in New England, Dr. Daldine is excited to make New Hampshire his new home. He takes to the outdoors in all weather fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and snowboarding. He is also a mountain biking enthusiast and appreciates any tips for great trails in the area.
Our Eye Care Team
Since 1989, IlluminEyes Vision Care has provided optometric eye services for residents of Nashua, Hollis, Hudson NH, and Pepperell MA.
Nashua’s friendliest eyecare team
From our comfortable reception area with an HD TV, to your exam pre-testing, to your exam with the doctor, to choosing your new eye glasses, our eye care team will try to make your customer experience seamless and enjoyable.
Routine eye care is an important part of your overall preventive healthcare. Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, and early detection can be critical in preserving vision. The AOA recommends annual eye exams for nearly everyone.
The field of optometry is constantly changing, and our doctors and staff work to stay at the forefront of new techniques, products, and treatments for eye conditions.
At IlluminEyes Vision Care our focus is always on serving you!
Brendan is an ABO certified optician and registered speaker. He has worked for over 25 years, in optical labs, dispensaries and offices. Brendan believes opticians affect every aspect of their patients lives, from the moment they put on a pair of glasses in the morning to start the day, to the moment they take them off to sleep. Brendan’s utmost focus has always been compassion for patients and customers, and their desire to see their world clearly in order to enjoy their lives.
I grew up right outside Boston and moved up to New Hampshire in 2009 to be closer to my husbands work. We have three pretty awesome kids – two girls and a boy, ages 9, 4, and 2. I love cooking for my family and friends. I love spending as much time with my husband and kids as possible. I enjoy watching all Boston sports teams play – the Bruins & Patriots are my favorite though! In summer months, I enjoy taking my girls up to the lake and teaching them how to fish. I started here with Dr. Steadman back in 2010 as a technician. Over the years, I was also the optician, and I am currently our billing person and office manager. I enjoy the working in the optical industry because it makes me feel good when we fit someone with a pair of glasses or contacts and they can see the way they are supposed to knowing that I had a hand in either teaching them how to use contacts or helping them select a frame that they love.
Technician / Front Desk
Grew up in Lowell but recently moved into her first house in Tyngsboro. Currently spends all the time she can with her rescued lab mix named Bailey and is looking to rescue as many dogs as she can. She’s fairly new to the optometric world but eager to learn everything she can, and she likes to learn all of the strange fun facts about the human eye. Haley loves finding ways to improve in her position and can’t wait to further her education. When one of the Drs say “I cant figure out how to get this computer to work” Haley or Vanessa is their rescuer.
Technician / Front Desk
Ana Paula is our pre-optometry intern at the practice. She is completing her undergraduate studies in Mass and working part time in the field of optometry before she goes to optometry school. Ana and her husband enjoy living near Boston so they can enjoy all the cities amenities. You may see Ana in with Dr Daldine shadowing him for her upcoming career. Ana Paula can also speak Portuguese and Spanish.
Kristin grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts, until 1983, her family moved to San Jose, California. She began my optical career just out of school, working for a private Optometrist. Here she trained in the fitting of both contact lenses and glasses, as well as learning what an important role fashion plays in this industry. Although she loved being a “California Girl”, she returned home to New England after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake devastated her community. In Massachusetts, Kristin continued her optical training, earning an ABO certification and becoming a Licensed Dispensing Optician in 1994.
Kristin lives in New Hampshire with her husband, son and 2 cats. She loves cooking, bird-watching and being a parent- which never ends! Kristin loves movies and music- just try to keep her off the dance floor! Beware if we’re out and they have Karaoke- you’ve been warned! Kristin also has an amazing garden in the summer-time and would rather be outside than in on any day! She does not like home decorating. She would never live anywhere that doesn’t have a coastline, as there is nothing nicer than a walk on a beach at sunset. “I really love what I do for a living.”
Although Kristin has worked in both small, private practices as well as the large retailers/big box stores, “I have truly found my home here at IlluminEyes Vision Care, where establishing excellent patient relationships is at the core of our culture.” She enjoys being a part of your entire eye wear experience. “There’s not just one pair of eyeglasses waiting for you here, there are many and I would love to help you find the perfect ones!”
Technician / Front Desk
Vanessa is our most seasoned newer employee who helped train Haley and Ana Paula. We are very excited for her as she just had her first baby girl in 2016! Vanessa likes to spend time with her and her husbands family and church. When one of the Drs say “I cant figure out how to get this computer to work” Haley or Vanessa is their rescuer. Vanessa can also speak Portuguese and Spanish.