Dr. Kassandra (Kassy) Wedeking completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. She went on to obtain her Doctorate in Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating Cum Laude in 2013. Receiving recognition for her interest in low vision and ocular disease, Dr. Wedeking proceeded to complete a one year residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in West Haven, CT, where she gained clinical experience in the treatment and management of various ocular diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. She also became an expert in low vision optometry and managing vision problems associated with acquired brain injury. Both during and after residency, Dr. Wedeking practiced at several different optometric modalities before joining Colchester and Hebron Eye Care:
“I wanted to join a practice that shares the same high standards and quality of care that I strive to provide for my patients. Colchester and Hebron Eye Care is the perfect fit because everyone works together as a team and understands that patient care is our first priority. Not only that, but everyone here loves what they do. It’s such a welcoming environment and I’m grateful to be working with such an amazing group!”
As an advanced care optometrist, Dr. Wedeking provides thorough ocular health and functional vision assessments to diagnose and treat patients of all ages. She is devoted to helping people and has traveled as far as Kenya, Africa to provide eye care on a VOSH mission. She is CPR certified and an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. After moving to Connecticut from the Midwest in 2013, Dr. Wedeking has made it her home and fits right in with the Colchester and Hebron Eye Care family. In her free time, Dr. Wedeking loves traveling (especially to Iowa to see her family), spending time outdoors, journaling, and painting. We’re sure her warm smile and compassionate demeanor will make your office visit a positive experience!