Our Providers

Norman P. Menard, OD began his career as an Optometrist in the US Army Medical Department serving at Walter Reed Medical Center and Vietnam. He is proud to be a retired Army Reservist. He has been providing comprehensive eye health care in Dover since 1974. He received his doctorate from the New England college of Optometry in Boston, MA. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Hampshire Association of Optometrists. Dr. Menard enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has a special interest in fitting of contact lenses especially for astigmatism and multifocals. He provides eye care for evaluation of diabetes eye disease, cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration as well as routine eye care. Dr Menard focuses on eye health as it is affected by chronic medical diseases.

Dr. Menard loves to travel around the country with his family, especially in the southwest. He is an avid photographer and gardener and enjoys skiing, tennis, golf and biking. He is married and has two children.
Naila Aslam, OD is an honors graduate of the New England college of Optometry, Boston, MA. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with a major in Biology and a minor in Microbiology. Dr. Aslam is a glaucoma certified optometrist licensed in New Hampshire and Maine. She is the present two-term treasurer of New Hampshire Optometric Charities and a member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the National Glaucoma Society.

Her specialty interests include dry eye, red eyes, and allergic itchy eyes, pre and post op care of LASIK, LASEK cataract surgery, as well as complicated contact lens consultations. She sees both children and adults. She is experienced in routine and difficult contact lens fits. She evaluates and treats for glaucoma and other eye diseases and infections. She evaluates the retina for diabetic and high blood pressure changes in the eye, and checks for cataracts and macular degeneration. She is committed to providing complete eye care with the most up to date equipment and techniques.

Dr. Aslam enjoys volunteering in her community in her free time. She is a present 10-year board member and past secretary and co-chair of the City of Sanford Zoning Board of Appeals in Sanford, ME. She also volunteers and fundraises with her family for UNICEF. She enjoys cooking recipes from Food Network and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Shirlie A Dowd, OD is a Board Certified Optometrist practicing primary care optometry. She enjoys pediatrics and contact lens fitting and is well versed in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease. She is a native of New Hampshire and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover MA before going on to get her BS in Biochemistry from Union College in Schenectady NY. She then went to the New England College of Optometry in Boston Ma. She is a member of the NH Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association.

Dr. Dowd enjoys spending her free time volunteering and can be found at local diabetic clinics and schools doing screenings, eye exams and education. She is recently back from the Philippines volunteering with a group of doctors to do eye exams and dispense glasses to the typhoon ravaged city of Tacloban. Other such trips have included China, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua and an Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

Dr. Paula A. Ting-Downing, OD Dr. Ting-Downing attended University of New Hampshire and University of Houston. She received her doctorate of Optometry in 1996 from New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ting-Downing is a member of the American Optometric Association, NH Optometric Association, and The Ocular Nutrition Society. Dr. Ting-Downing enjoys ballroom dancing and kayaking in her free time.

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