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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Manchester Eye Associates the leading provider of vision care products and services in Manchester.

Randy M. Williams, OD

Dr. Randy Williams was born and raised in Manchester New Hampshire. He graduated from Goffstown High School in 1985. He attended Assumption College and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry in 1989. Dr. Williams received his Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1993. While at the New England College of Optometry he was a member of the American Optometric Student Association and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. He completed clinical rotations at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Ma the North End Community Health Center in Roxbury, Ma and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester, NH.

Dr. Williams has practiced at Manchester Eye Associates since 1993. He practices primary care optometry with a particular emphasis on contact lenses. He has completed several post-graduate educational programs in refractive surgery co-management and corneal refractive therapy. He is licensed by the state of NH in the treatment and management of eye disease and he is certified by the NH Board of Registration in Optometry in the treatment and management of glaucoma. Dr. Williams is member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Randy and his wife Tierney have two daughters and a son and reside in Bedford, New Hampshire. When he is not spending time with his family he enjoys golf, hockey, baseball and reading.

Linda S. Gilligan, OD

Dr. Linda Squillace Gilligan was raised in upstate New York. She attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with high honors. She was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She earned her Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1996. Dr. Gilligan graduated as Salutatorian of her class and she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society. She was awarded the Vision Service Plan Scholarship in 1995 for excellence in primary care and the Beider Memorial Academic Scholarship.

She completed clinical rotations at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Ma, the North End Community Health Center in Roxbury, Ma, and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester, NH. As an optometry student, Linda participated in a volunteer optometric mission to the Yucatan in Mexico to provide eye care to the indigent population.

Dr. Gilligan has been practicing optometry since 1996 and joined the staff at Manchester Eye in 2000. Her areas of interest include primary care, ocular disease and contact lenses. Dr. Gilligan is certified and licensed in the treatment and management of ocular disease including glaucoma. She is a member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association.

Linda and her husband Paul have two children and reside in Bedford. She enjoys traveling, reading, and outdoor activities with her family.

Christine Caban Donahue, OD

Dr. Caban Donahue is a native of Bedford, NH. She attended the University of Connecticut and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with the highest honors. She was also awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa International Honor Society.

She attended the New England College of Optometry from 2005-2009, graduating as a Valedictorian of her class. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and was awarded the highest honor for obtaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her four year education. Dr. Caban Donahue was also the co-founder and first President of the the Private Practice Club at the New England College of Optometry. This club remains as one of the largest clubs at the college, concentrating on preparing students for careers as private practice eye doctors. She was awarded the Vision Service Plan Scholarship in 2009 for excellence in private practice optometry and was a three time winner of the NH Optometric Association Scholarship. She has served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Optometric Association as Chair of Membership.

Dr. Caban Donahue has completed clinical rotations at the Dorchester Community Health Center, the Lahey Clinic, The Veterans Administration hospital in Lowell, MA, Perkins School for the Blind, and Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Caban Donahue practices primary care optometry with special interest in ocular disease. She is certified and licensed in the treatment and management of glaucoma.

Christine and her husband Stefan reside in Bedford, NH. with their twins, Joseph and Emily. They enjoy traveling to the Lakes Region and spending time together as a family.

Stephen Talmanson – Optician

Steve was born and raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts. After high school, he enlisted in the Army where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Upon his discharge, he worked for Bausch and Lomb Optical Company in Boston and 18 months later became a licensed optician. Steve spent 17 years in private practice and managing optical chain stores before joining Manchester Eye Associates in 1992.

Mr. Talmanson manages our full service optical. He, along with other members of the optical staff, regularly attends continuing education classes and seminars in order to keep abreast of the latest innovations in lens design and current trends in eyewear fashion.

Steve moved to Bedford, New Hampshire, in 1998 with his wife Paula and enjoys music, sports and travel.

Some of Our Front Desk Staff

At Manchester Eye Associates we have a large staff of knowledgeable receptionists, frame stylists and technicians waiting to assist you with your eye care needs. Many of our staff members have been with us for 15 years or more. They are dedicated to making your experience at Manchester Eye Associates a pleasant one. We pride ourselves in providing personalized service in a friendly and courteous environment.