Meet the Team

  • DrHerald
    Dr. Christina Herald
    Optometrist

    Dr. Herald comes to Fall River Vision with a decade worth of experience in the optometric field. There are four levels of optometric licensing in MA, and she holds the highest one which qualifies her to treat glaucoma and prescribe oral medication. This is great news because it means less traveling around to many different specialists.


    Dr. Herald graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 2014- the same school as Dr. Posner (but not the same year :-)). She has many years of experience working in community health care settings and with ophthalmologic surgeons. She is able to do a complete eye exam in Spanish.

    Dr. Herald's love for her work shows in how she cares for her patients. Her passion is medical eye care, especially focusing on supporting eyes through increased hours working on a screen, just like you are now. She wants your eyes to be healthy and feel comfortable as much as she wants your vision to be clear.

    Perhaps the coolest thing about Dr. Herald is that she is very philanthropic. She serves our community by doing at home eye exam visits for patients who otherwise would not have ever had a chance at an eye exam. Her mobile patients describe her as “a special light in the world”. She also volunteers in several organizations as a mentor for young optometrists and entrepreneurs, and she is midway through AOA Leadership Institute where she has been working with other doctors across different states in order to better the profession. She also volunteers her time to give free exams and glasses to patients in financial need and has worked hard to secure partnerships that allow her to provide eye care at no cost to those in qualified communities. See more on that here.  She is a leader in the field of optometry and she is an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometry.

    Dr. Herald worked her way through college as a licensed cosmetologist. She is a former roller derby player. She is a dog mom, and she is married to her high school sweetheart. She is originally from MA and graduated from UMass Boston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

    t’s usually hard to adjust to a new doctor, and it can sometimes feel impossible to connect with medical professionals. Dr. Herald is super professional, relatable, and she explains things in a way you can get on board with. If you are even considering the possibility of seeing Doctor Herald, give her a chance. You will love her after your very first visit- just take a look at what patients say about her. 

  • DrPosner
    Dr. Douglas Posner
    Optometrist

    Dr. Douglas Posner is passionate about providing the best and most advanced eye health care possible for you and your family. 

  • coming soon
    Ruben
    Licensed Optician and Office Manager

    Ruben comes to us with many decades worth of experience in the eye industry. He does a little bit of everything, including billing, checkout, and ensuring patients have a pleasant experience during their visit to our office. Ruben is a certified C.O.A., and also a licensed optician. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational in Portuguese.

  • coming soon
    Mary Ann
    Licensed Optician

    Mary Ann is our fantastic optician. She has 20 years experience and constantly keeps up with current fashions in eyewear as well as the latest lens technology. She can help you and your family pick out the perfect frames and lenses. She is also Dr. Herald's mother.

  • coming soon
    Gabby
    Frames Stylist

    Gabby is our multitalented frames stylist. Her true passion is helping you find frames that look great on you. Most patients say she can help them find something they love in less than half the time when compared to looking on their own. She is able to pick something you might not have ever even thought about that absolutely works with your face shape and prescription to maximize your visual potential. Gabby is super smart, and she knows almost every job in the office- optical, front desk, teching- she has done it all! Gabby is studying to become an optometrist and she is simultaneously about to start our apprenticeship program to become a licensed optician. She is also fluent in Spanish. There is nothing Gabby can’t do! When she is not studying and achieving, Gabby likes to do Yoga in her spare time. 

  • Rhineesha
    Rineesha
    Optometric Technician

    Rineesha has a special knack for making everyone feel comfortable and right at home (whether the exam is done at home or not :-) ). She forms a genuine connection with everyone she meets and she will take her time to take the most mind blowingly beautiful images of your retina. Seriously, your eye will look like an entire universe and you will see things you didn’t even know were there before. At the end of your exam you will feel like she is your best friend. Next time you come in, she will remember your name, and she will make you feel great all over again! Rineesha is passionate about anime and all things Japanese and she even achieved her lifelong dream of traveling to Japan in April of 2024! 

  • coming soon
    Cortney
    Medical Receptionist and Billing Specialist

    Cortney is the newest member of the Fall River Vision team. In addition to being the first friendly face to greet you when you walk in, Cort goes above and beyond to do a lot of behind the scenes work to get things ready for you when you come in, such as checking your co-pays, making sure your insurance is active, and helping you get referrals. In short, she saves you a lot of time and money. Cortney also has a lot of great ideas and suggestions for improvements in our systems and processes and ideas for events. She is very familiar with event planning because her family owns HillCrest Alpaca Farm in Dartmouth. Here, she feeds, breeds, and cares for over 30 Alpacas! She is always hosting fun events at the farm, check it out here.

Locations

Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed