Paul F. Hyder, O.D.
Paul F. Hyder, O.D. received a Biology degree from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 1986 and his Doctorate in Optometry in 1990 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA with honors in clinic. He received his clinical training at Boston Optometric Center and Specialty Clinic; the Cotting School for Handicapped Children in Boston, MA; Upham’s Corner Health Center in Dorchester, MA; the Boston VA Medical Center Outpatient Clinic; and the Brighton Marine Public Health Center in Brighton, MA.
Dr. Hyder grew up in Connecticut and has worked in CT since 1998. Prior to working in Connecticut, he worked in Albany, NY for a large tri-state optical chain. He produced and edited the doctors’ newsletter, which was distributed to 26 offices. He also worked in the greater Boston area for many years.
Dr. Hyder offers comprehensive eye exams and optometric services and has been trained in Advanced Optometric Care. He has extensive experience in fitting all contact lens modalities, including the latest technology in disposable soft, astigmatic, bifocal, gas permeable, keratoconic and aspheric contact lenses for irregular corneas. He also has a strong background in ocular disease, with interests in retinal disorders and dry eyes. He has interest and experience in managing and co-managing refractive surgery candidates and had photorefractive keratectomy performed on himself in 1997. Other professional interests include ocular photography and visual characteristics of birds of prey.
Dr. Hyder was selected in 2002, 2003 and 2013 by the Consumers’ Research Council of America as one of America’s Top Optometrists. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry after becoming board certified in March 2014.
Dr. Hyder’s personal interests include golf, music, physical fitness and weight training. He is the co-founder of the Hyder Classic Charity Golf Tournament, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.