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.Dr. Winters 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.
Meet Our Caring Eye Doctor in Queensbury, NY:
Glens Falls Vision Care is the office of Dr. Ryan Winters, O.D., third generation vision care practitioner. Dr. Winters, a Queensbury High School alumnus, is a 1998 graduate of SUNY Adirondack, and a 2003 graduate of Pennsylvania college of Optometry. Dr. Winters holds Bachelor of Science degrees, a Doctorate of Optometry and AAS and Bachelor’s degrees in Applied Sciences. Dr. Winters also holds clinical honors in comprehensive geriatric care at Providence veterans Hospital in Providence, R.I.; clinical honors in the testing and treatment of glaucoma and external eye disease at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia; and clinical honors in pediatric and emergency eye care at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Winters has been practicing Optometry at Glens Falls Vision Care, alongside his father, Dr. William Winters for nearly two decades, performing routine eye care and specializing in Eye Disease.
Since 1998, Dr. Winters has enjoyed active membership in both the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the New York State Optometric Association (NYSOA). He is the Past President of the Albany Chapter of NYSOA.
Dr. Winters is a certified TLC Affiliated optometrist. As an affiliate with TLC, he assists patients in evaluating their eye health and suitability for LASIK surgery and in making an informed decision before LASIK surgery by providing a thorough and detailed consultation. As a TLC Affiliated optometrist Dr. Winters is well equipped to manage and deliver pre and post-operative care.
Glens Falls Vision Care is a proud member of InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® - The AOA Foundation, designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, Glens Falls Vision Care provides comprehensive eye and vision assessments for infants within the first year of life regardless of a family's income or access to insurance coverage.
Dr. Hayden Frechette is a native to upstate New York. Born and raised in Plattsburgh, he graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 2013 with a BS in Biology and dual minors in Chemistry and Physics. He then graduated from the New England College of Optometry with honors in 2018.
Dr. Frechette's passion lies in diagnosing and treating ocular disease, including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. He specializes in management of ocular surface disease, including dry eye from autoimmune disease such as sjorgrens syndrome, thyroid dysfunction and post-operative side effects from cataract or LASIK procedures. Dr. Frechette also specializes in hard-to-fit contacts such as those to correct astigmatism and presbyopia. Dr. Frechette emphasizes patient education and utilizes aspects of both functional and lifestyle medicine to achieve lasting results with his patients.
When Dr. Frechette is not in the eye clinic, he enjoys camping, canoeing, skiing and playing tennis with his wife, Sarah, and their four rescue dogs.