Shannon Bligdon, O.D.



Optometry and Contact Lens Service

800 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-936-6156
Fax: 617-936-6156
Main Campus
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-573-3585
Fax: 617-573-6871
Stoneham - Eye Center
1 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-279-4418
Fax: 617-573-5607
Accepting New Patients



Dr. Shannon Bligdon is a member of the Optometry and Contact Lens Service, where she provides primary eye care services and specializes in fitting contact lenses to patients with corneal disease, post penetrating keratoplasty, keratoprosthesis, aphakia, and ocular trauma.

After receiving her Bachelors of Science with Honors from the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Bligdon earned her Doctorate of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry, where she was an American Academy of Optometry Student Fellow for four years. In 2013, she went on to complete a one-year residency program through the New England College of Optometry, where she specialized in Cornea and Contact Lenses, and was the recipient of the 2014 George Mertz Contact Lens Residency Award.

Dr. Bligdon is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the Canadian Association of Optometrists, the American Optometric Association: Contact Lens and Cornea Section, the Scleral Lens Education Society, and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists. She has presented her research at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry and has gained experience teaching at the New England College of Optometry and at the New England Eye Institute.

Clinical Interests

Hybrid, scleral and cosmetic contact lenses; specialty contact lens fitting for keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and corneal grafts; diagnosis and therapeutic management of anterior segment conditions and the pre- and post-care of refractive surgery patients

Research Interests

Scleral contact lenses


For a full publication list, please see her CV.

Contact lens design and materials: multifocal scleral lens. Watanabe R, Bligdon S, Liao J. Contact Lens Spectrum. 2013 Nov;28:21.


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  • University of Western Ontario, BS
  • New England College of Optometry, O.D. (Doctor of Optometry)


  • Cornea and Contact Lens, New England College of Optometry