Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Joseph Raczek grew up in Dunkirk, NY, a small city on Lake Erie near Buffalo. He attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where he completed his undergraduate work and earned his O.D. degree in 1980. He served as Chief of Optometric Services at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, MA from June 1980 until December 1984. He then became Chief of Optometric Services at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea in 1984, and Dover AFB in Dover, DE, from January 1985 until February 1986.
After leaving the Air Force in early 1986, Dr. Raczek moved to New Hampshire and bought a small optical business after working in it for a few months. After 18 years at the same location (180 Elm Street) Dr. Raczek moved the practice to it’s present location in an old federal style building at 380 Nashua Street.
Dr. Raczek and his wife Tina (Maynard) are proud parents of a daughter, Paige, who was born on April 8, 2011. They reside in Amherst, NH.
Dr. Raczek is licensed both in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is a 29 year member of the New Hampshire Optometric Association and has served on its board of directors and chaired numerous committees. He was the president of the NHOA in 2011 and currently serves as its Third Party Committee chairman. He is an active participant with VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity) and has participated in seven missions to provide eye care in developing countries, including trips to Nicaragua each year from 2005 to 2009. He is also a long-time member of the Milford Rotary Club and served as president from 2001-02. Dr. Raczek has received numerous awards including the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year in 2006 and the NHOA Optometrist of the Year in 2008. He was also named a fellow of the Lions Eye Foundation in 2009 for his work with the State of New Hampshire Medicaid system.
Dr Sarah Hetu-Radny joined Dr Raczek’s practice in January 2016. She enjoys managing ocular diseases like glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. She also enjoys helping children and adolescents with their ocular concerns. Most importantly, she derives satisfaction from helping ANYONE obtain healthier eyes and better vision.
Dr. Radny graduated in 2007 from the New England College of Optometry. She completed a residency in Family Practice at the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2008. After taking the summer off to hike the Grand Canyon, time Old Faithful, and tour most of the National Parks in the West, she and her husband returned to New England. Dr. Radny practiced in private practice for a year, after which she joined HealthDrive in 2009. While she enjoys working with the elderly in nursing homes, she missed working with the other end (and middle!) of the age spectrum. Thus, she joined Dr. Raczek’s practice, and a practice in Manchester (2014).
Dr. Radny lives with her husband and children in Amherst NH. Her favorite pass-times include painting, drawing, outdoor exercise, making jewelry, writing children’s books, spending time with family and friends, and participating in the New Hampshire Optometric Association, among other things.