Dr. Joel B. Hayden OD, CNS
Dr. Hayden is a New England College of Optometry graduate who opened his first practice in 1993. Though he enjoys helping patients with a wide variety of visual needs his specialties are contact lenses and dry eye syndrome. As a certified orthokeratologist, (someone who is certified to fit patients with contact lenses for myopia control) Dr. Hayden’s unique skill set and vast experience allow him to custom tailor contact lenses including scleral lenses.
Dr. Hayden is very active in his community and is a past member of the Mansfield Lions Club. During his time with the organization, he served on the board for several years and was pleased to act as president. When Dr. Hayden isn’t helping his patients, you are likely to find him at the local Screen Actors Guild. Dr. Hayden has been in over ten major motion pictures including The Fighter, Stuck on You, The Great Debaters, and The Heat.
Dr. Hayden believes that good eye health begins with optimal overall health. To help keep himself healthy, Dr. Hayden is an active Crossfitter and holds a Level 1 Crossfit Training certificate. He also has a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts. In 2012, he became a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). This certification makes him one of only eight optometrists in the country that have formal nutritionist training and puts him in a unique position to better help his patients stay healthy.
In 2006 and 2997 The Consumers’ Research Council of America named Dr. Hayden one of the “Top Optometrists” In the United States.