About Us

Melissa Marques Morin O.D.

Melissa Marques Morin O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Melissa Morin is honored to continue providing high quality eye care and eyewear for the patients of Dr. Steven Markow as he enters retirement.

Dr. Morin is a Doctor of Optometry and Western Massachusetts native that has been serving the Amherst and Greenfield area since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and went on to obtain her Doctor of Optometry degree from The InterAmerican University College of Optometry.

Dr. Morin has well-rounded internship training including caring for diabetic patients at multiple clinical sites in Puerto Rico as well as fitting prosthetic eyes on the island. Additionally, she served veterans at the VA Hospital in Leeds and provided vision therapy to young children, traumatic brain injury and stroke patients in La Jolla, California.

She has been a part of VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity), providing services
to the community of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua and is a member of the American Optometric Association, Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, and Beta Sigma Kappa Honor
Society.

She specializes in comprehensive eye health examinations, contact lens fittings, and is passionate about customizing dry eye and computer vision fatigue solutions for her patients.

In her spare time you can find her hiking with her husband, son, daughter and dogs, or planning their next adventure.

Dr. Morin is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Nathalie C. Rioux M.D.

Nathalie C. Rioux M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Rioux received her doctorate degree as well as her ophthalmology specialty from Montreal School of Medicine. She later completed a glaucoma fellowship from the same institution and graduated Suma Cum Laude. Dr. Rioux is Board Certified from The American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS C).

Dr. Rioux is fluent in French.

Steven Markow O.D.

Steven Markow O.D.

A Message Upon His Retirement

In the spring of 2001, I opened Village Eye Care with the goal of developing a ‘small-town’ eyecare practice guided by good old-fashion values. Prior to opening Village Eye Care, I practiced over 20 years in a variety of settings, including teaching at two optometry colleges, working at the country’s leading eye hospital in Miami, Florida, and at ophthalmology practices both in Florida and in the Pioneer Valley.

Those first 20 years gave me the tools and experience to provide high quality eye care to my patients here in the Pioneer Valley, with a focus on personalized, compassionate care to all my patients. After 20 years, serving over 18,000 patients at Village Eye Care (over 40 years as an optometrist in total), it was time to retire. In the words of John F. Kennedy at his inauguration, “Let the word go forth … that the torch has been passed to a new generation …” Dr. Morin represents the new generation of optometrists, and you will be in good hands.

Thank you for your support and friendship, it has been a pleasure and an honor to serve you.