Dr. Michelle Straube is a Rhode Island native and moved to Massachusetts in 2003. She studied at Boston University, working as an EMT instructor at the new Fitness and Recreation center. She graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Physiology and Psychology. She went on to get her Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2011 at the New England College of Optometry in Boston’s Back Bay. Dr. Straube interned at the Martha Eliot Health Center, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, the Providence VA hospital and the Newport Naval Base.

After graduation, Dr. Straube joined her childhood optometry practice in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, where she gained experience diagnosing and treating glaucoma, as well as refractive conditions, including fitting complex contact lenses. She loved working with and getting to know families over time. She also worked as a preceptor for New England College of Optometry students as they performed vision screenings at Boston Public Schools and Head Start centers.

Dr. Straube went on to assist the contact lens course to second year students at the College of Optometry. She also gained valuable experience in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and macular edema during her time at Joslin Diabetes Center in their telemedicine department. In 2014, she joined her Woonsocket practice full time.

After having her second child in 2019, Dr. Straube was thrilled to join Medfield Eye Associates and Hopkinton Eye Associates, moving closer to her family. She sees patients at the Hopkinton office five days a week. She enjoys working with families, with a special interest in pediatrics, detection of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. In her spare time, Dr. Straube enjoys spending time by the ocean in Rhode Island, hiking the Blue Hills, and going on adventures with her two daughters.