Angelique Sawyer, O.D.

Young O.D. of the Year

After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2008, Dr. Sawyer further advanced her optometric skills, completing a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care. She then joined an ophthalmology/optometry group practice for four years before purchasing a private practice in the rural White Mountains of northern New Hampshire.

Dr. Sawyer spends her days practicing full scope optometric care to her patients, including routine vision and contact lens services, glaucoma and ocular disease management, surgical co-management, emergency care, and hospital support.

Beyond managing patient care and daily operations of a two-location practice, Dr. Sawyer commits her time and skills to serving the profession of optometry. First elected to the New Hampshire Optometric Association's Board of Directors in 2011, she has served NHOA in many capacities, including its Community Outreach, Member Services (where her efforts resulted in a recent 50 percent increase in new graduate membership), and Legislative committees, where she fought against third party payment disparities leading to introduction and passage of NHOA-backed bills. She is currently president of the NHOA.

Dr. Sawyer is also actively involved with her profession at the national level. Starting in 2010, as a member of the AOA's Student and New Graduate Committee, she proposed and promoted to state affiliates a nationwide initiative to create an online universal membership join process, successfully adopted by the AOA House of Delegates at Optometry's Meeting in 2015. She also assisted in the conception, maintenance and promotion of AOA Compass, an online membership benefit tool for students. Now a member of the Membership Development Committee, Dr. Sawyer collaborates with residency directors to transition resident memberships, supports AOA Trustee optometry school visits, and coordinates the annual new graduate reception at Optometry's Meeting.

Her service to her local community is far-reaching. Dr. Sawyer handles frequent public speaking events promoting eye health at community, school and hospital health fairs and conducts presentations and workshops promoting a career in optometry at a local school career day. She also spearheaded the creation of and continues to conduct an annual philanthropic Diabetic Eye Care Clinic, in collaboration with the local community health center, to provide diabetic eye care services to uninsured individuals. Dr. Sawyer is a charter member of the Conway Area Lions Club and serves as Health Officer for Sight and Hearing.

Dr. Sawyer is a Diplomate, American Board of Optometry.