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Meet our Doctor

Meet the experienced and friendly doctor who makes Jaffrey Eye Care the leading provider of vision care products and services in Jaffrey.

Dr. Marilynn Acker, Optometrist

Dr. Acker is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, where she was a member of the honor society. She did clinical rotations in pediatrics at Dimmock Community Health Center, geriatrics at Tewksbury Hospital, and general optometry at Public Health Hospital in Brighton. Prior to optometry training, she earned her B.S. in psychology and pre-med from Denison University in Ohio. While there, she was elected to Mortar Board. Her high school diploma was from Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts. She was a boarding student from rural New York State and received the honor of a National Merit Scholarship. Since becoming an optometrist, Dr. Acker has continued her education. When therapeutic licensure became an option for optometrists in 1990, she was one of the first in the state to be granted this privilege. The American Board of Optometry began a new credentialing process in 2012, and Dr. Acker was one of the first to become a diplomate of the ABO, passing a rigorous exam in 2013 and continuing to maintain her credentials through a maintenance of certification educational program.

Dr. Acker is a member of the American Optometric Association, the New Hampshire Optometric Association, and is co-chair of the regional optometric organization.

In the community, Dr. Acker is a charter member of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce. She is also very active in the Lions Club and the Monadnock Chorus.