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Melissa Young, O.D.

Meet Dr. Melissa Young

Melissa Young, O.D., is a skilled and compassionate optometrist at Maine Optometry. She is currently accepting new and returning patients at our Freeport location.

Dr. Melissa Young of Maine Optometry in Freeport, ME

Dr. Young’s Experience

Dr. Young earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of New England and her doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She excelled academically throughout her time in optometry school, graduating summa cum laude and earning clinical honors during her third and fourth-year rotations.

Dr. Young has undergone specialized training at various renowned institutions, each focusing on different aspects of optometry. At The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, she focused on primary care and fitting specialty contact lenses. At New Hampshire’s Eyesight Ophthalmic Services, she concentrated on primary care and treating dry eye conditions. Moreover, she gained valuable experience at both the Lewiston, Maine; and Manchester, New Hampshire Veteran’s Hospitals, where she received extensive training in ocular diseases, particularly emphasizing glaucoma, macular degeneration, and their implications on a patient’s overall systemic health.

She also completed a rotation right here at Maine Optometry!

Services and Specialties

  • Comprehensive eye care
  • Ocular disease management and treatment
  • Contact lens exams and fittings
  • Dry eye treatment and management

Achievements and Memberships

  • American Optometric Association — Member
  • Maine Optometric Association — Member
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society — Member
  • Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society — Member

Get to Know Dr. Young

Dr. Young, a Maine native, takes great pride in her roots and enjoys the simple pleasures that her home state offers. She loves spending leisurely hours at the beach, indulging in photography to capture beautiful moments, and exploring the vibrant restaurant scene in Portland. Most importantly, Dr. Young cherishes quality time spent with her loved ones, whether it’s with her family, friends, or her cat, Bob.


Patrice Szabo
Patrice Szabo
March 9, 2023
Great experience from start to finish! Everyone is very friendly and cheerful. Dr. Hamilton spends as much time as you need with him, and he's very personable!
Jenny Abraham
Jenny Abraham
March 8, 2023
Friendly, efficient, and thorough. An all-around good experience!
Pat h
Pat h
March 8, 2023
I highly recommend them if you need your eyes checked and prescription reviewed. Office is clean, people are nice. The appointment was on time and went well, my prescription was re-evaluated, and I think they zeroed in correcting my prescription better than anyone else ever has, that was very important, and I feel great with the current prescription given to me. They have very nice eyeglasses, types I have purchased before from other places, but I found their prices to be high for the frames I chose and had them price, so I didn't buy any eyeglasses there because of the price.
John Skvorak
John Skvorak
February 24, 2023
My little grandson and I were wrestling as he loves to do and my glasses got the worst of it. I thought the Oakley frames were probably beyond repair and they were not new frames. Unfortunately I was right about the frames. I was very pleased and surprised when they said they would replace the frames and even adjust the prescription slightly in the lenses. Dr Todd Hamilton at the Standish Office definitely went above and beyond to take great care of me and it is very much appreciated!
Karissa McLellan
Karissa McLellan
February 10, 2023
I have been going to see Dr. Hamilton at the Standish location for a few years and have always had a great experience! The atmosphere is always good and all of the staff treats everyone respectfully. They even took the time to explain my eyeglass prescription so I could price out glasses online and didn’t give me or my husband a hard time about not getting both of our glasses through them. Excellent service all the way around!
sandra steele
sandra steele
February 2, 2023
All employees are "excellent" in the Standish office! very happy!