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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.