Dr. Alana Curran graduated cum laude from Union College in New York with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Computer Science. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Dr. Curran worked as an optometric technician, assisting doctors in patient care which solidified her love of optometry. Dr. Curran attended graduate school at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA and received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2019.
Dr. Curran received clinical honors at all of her externships as a student. These externships included working with infants and pediatric patients at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA, working with veterans at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Lowell, MA as well as working at a community health center in Dorchester, MA and a practice in Washington, D.C. where she fit therapeutic scleral, hybrid and gas permeable contact lenses. She also completed an externship at the New England Eye Institute in East Bridgewater, MA where she gained extensive experience working with individuals with physical, intellectual and psychiatric disabilities, adapting standard examination techniques to meet the needs of each individual patient. Dr. Curran worked as a clinic instructor at the New England College of Optometry after graduation, teaching first year optometry students. Prior to joining Whole Picture Health & Vision, Dr. Curran worked at a private practice in Boston, MA where she saw patients of all ages, fit soft contacts and specialty lenses and managed ocular diseases.
In her free time, Dr. Curran has served as a sighted running guide for blind and visually impaired runners through the Massachusetts Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired’s ‘Team with a Vision’. She has also volunteered at multiple Special Olympics Massachusetts events, providing free eye care to athletes.
Dr. Curran loves connecting with her patients and working with them to help address the visual problems they may be having. Her clinical interests include the treatment and management of eye diseases and the use of therapeutic specialty lenses to help patients with corneal irregularities caused by dystrophies, surgeries or trauma to the eye.