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Dr. Debra Poulin - Belair
Dr. Debra A. Poulin-Belair grew up in Lee and Somersworth, NH. She graduated from Somersworth High School in 1992. She then went to McIntosh College to pursue a degree as an executive secretary. At this time she worked for an optical location in Newington, NH, where she fell in love with the field of optometry. She decided to leave both this location and McIntosh to learn new skills as an optician in a private optical in downtown Portsmouth. This was when she decided to become an optometrist. Dr. Poulin-Belair then completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of New Hampshire, graduating in 1998. She was then accepted to the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA, where she received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2002. After graduation Dr. Poulin-Belair began her career in a few corporate locations including Sears in Concord, JCPenny in Salem, as well as Pearle Vision in Newington and Manchester. In December of 2008 Dr. Poulin-Belair decided to open her own practice in Barrington. Along with providing eye care to patients in nursing homes she has devoted her time to her Barrington location as well as community outreach programs that the office is always trying to become part of in the surrounding towns.
Dr. Debra Poulin-Belair has been a member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association for the last ten years. She has also devoted the last two years of her career as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Optometric Association. She is also a member of the Barrington Chamber of Commerce as well as member of the Rochester Lions Club.
Dr. Debra Poulin-Belair lives in Lebanon, ME, with her husband Tom and step-son Kristopher, both of which will often be seen at Barrington Family Eyecare. Also a part of Dr. Poulin-Belair’s life are her pets, her dog Ramshack and her two cats Gizmo and Sylvia, which she loves playing with in her free time. Dr. Poulin-Belair also enjoys many hobbies including swimming, fishing, crafting, baking, and participating in Cub Scout activities with Kristopher.