Dr. Fickett is a full-time optometrist in the Optometry and Contact Lens Service who provides primary eye care services, including routine eye exams, prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, and vision care. With extensive experience fitting scleral contact lenses, he specializes in fitting contact lenses to adults and children with corneal disease, post penetrating keratoplasty, keratoprosthesis, aphakia, and ocular trauma.
After receiving his BS from Messiah College, Dr. Fickett went on to earn his Doctorate of Optometry, summa cum laude, from the Southern College of Optometry. He received numerous honors including the Dr. Freddy Wilfred Change Endowed Scholarship and the Jimmy Sheridan Memorial Scholarship. He was inducted into the Gold Key International Honor Society and served as the chapter president of the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. He completed clinical internships at the Eye Center at the Southern College of Optometry, the Albuquerque Indian Health Center, as well as Specialty Eyecare Group in Seattle. In addition, he volunteered a week of his time each summer providing eye care to the people of Central America through Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity.
After graduation, he completed his Optometry Residency at Mass. Eye and Ear, where he received training in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseases, contact lenses, and vision rehabilitation.
Routine and acute eye care, comprehensive vision care, specialty contact lens fitting for corneal disease