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Our Eye Doctor

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 optometrist takes 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 doctor:


Robert J. Cotter, O.D.

Dr. Cotter graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1987 and practiced for 6 years in Burlington, VT before moving to Brattleboro, VT. Dr. Cotter has owned this practice since 1993.  Originally from Connecticut, he received his undergraduate degree in music education and taught instrumental music in CT before entering optometry school.  Dr. Cotter lives in Brattleboro with his wife Lesley and their three daughters. He enjoys skiing, tennis, softball, and spending time on his farm in his spare time.


  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Vermont Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Glaucoma TPA Certified


  • Primary Care Optometry
  • Contact Lens Specialist
  • Laser Vision Pre- and Post- Operative Care

Doctor of Optometry:

  • New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA


  • American Optometric Association
  • Vermont Optometric Association (Past-President)

Dr. Cotter will be working Thursdays starting May 8th – Sept 25th, with Fridays off. (The office will still be open). As of October 1, he will go back to working Fridays with Thursdays off.