Meet the Optometrists
Dr. Dale ChingOptometrist
Dr. Ching completed his undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and then earned his Doctorate in Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1977. He has since practiced in Saratoga, opening Saratoga Vision in December 1984. Dr. Ching is a primary eye care optometrist with sub-specialties in treating many eye diseases and also hard to fit contact lenses such as astigmatism and multifocal lenses. Dr. Ching is an active member of the New York State Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association and affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Center. Dr. Ching enjoys long walks with his australian shepherd, Poppy, and spending time with family, including his 8 grandchildren.
Dr. Eric CarsonOptometrist
Dr. Carson is a graduate of Penn State University and the Illinois College of Optometry, and is New York State-Certified in the treatment of eye diseases. He began private practice in 1982 and partnered with Saratoga Vision in 1984. Dr. Carson is the treasurer of the Ballston Spa Lions Club, and a member of the American Optometric Association, and the New York State Optometric Association. He is also an affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Center and manages pre and post operative care for laser vision correction. In his freetime, Dr. Carson enjoys skiing and golf. He also likes to spend as muchtime as possible with his two young grandchildren, Haley and Connor.
Dr. Anne GriffinOptometrist
Dr. Griffin, a native to Saratoga Springs, attended Rensselaer PolytechnicInstitute for her undergraduate studies in biology. She then attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where she earned her Bachelor of Vision Science in 2005 and Doctor of Optometry degree in 2007. After graduation, she joined the practice with her father, Dr. Ching. Dr. Griffin practices primary care optometry, including fitting contact lenses and treating eye diseases such as glaucoma, dry eye disease and blepharitis. She also participates with the InfantSEE program for babies 6-12 months old. Dr. Griffin is also an affiliate doctor of TLC Laser Eye Center managing pre-and post operative care for laser vision correction and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New York State Optometric Association. Dr. Griffin continues to live in her hometown with her husband and 4 children and enjoys horseback riding in her free time.
Dr. Meghan BrownOptometrist
Dr. Brown received her Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2014. Dr. Brown joined Saratoga Vision in 2016 and lives in Ballston Spa with her husband. Dr. Brown is an active member of the New York State Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. Dr. Brown also participates in the InfantSEE program for babies 6-12 months old and is an affiliate of TLC Laser Eye Center. She also specializes in hard to fit contact lenses, including scleral contact lenses for keratoconus. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and walks with her two dogs, Smokey and Sadie.
Dr. Hayden Frechette is a native of upstate New York. Born and raised in Plattsburgh, he graduated from UAlbany 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 the management of ocular surface disease, including dry eye from autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, thyroid dysfunction, and post-operative side effects after 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, playing tennis, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and their four rescue dogs.