A trained corneal specialist, Dr. Bouvier studied external eye disease, corneal disease, and laser vision correction with one of the top corneal and refractive eye surgeons in the nation. Dr. Bouvier spent two years in private practice at Horizon Eye Care in Margate, New Jersey, before moving to the area over 13 years ago.
Dr. Bouvier’s credentials are impressive and varied. He received his bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his M.D. from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1994, graduating with honors. While at Columbia, Dr. Bouvier received the Admiral David Willard Lyon Award for Academic Excellence. Following his post-graduate internal medicine training at USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Dr. Bouvier served as a flight surgeon with the 35th Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea, and the 23rd Fighter Squadron out of Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. His role as an aerospace medicine specialist with his squadrons took him to Alaska, Japan, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Norway, and included two tours of duty with NASA directing medical support for the space shuttle emergency landing site.
Dr. Bouvier completed his ophthalmology training in Manhattan at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical Center of Cornell University and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. In 2002, he was selected as a clinical fellow at Albany Medical College, Lions Eye Institute in upstate New York where he trained in corneal surgery, external eye diseases, and refractive surgery with one of the top eye surgeons in the country. Dr. Bouvier also specializes in corneal transplants and DSEK surgery. He was the first Ophthalmologist to perform DSEK corneal transplant at Baystate Medical Center.
Dr. Kimberly Budri received her Bachelor of Science from Stonehill College. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA in 2008, with membership in the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. Dr. Budri was the recipient of the New England College of Optometry clinical excellence award upon graduation. She then completed a residency in ocular disease and community health optometry at Dorchester House in Boston, MA. Following completion of her residency, she moved to Western Massachusetts and practiced in Northampton for six years before joining Dr. Bouvier at Commonwealth Eyecare Professionals. Dr. Budri is competitive runner and resides in Longmeadow with her husband and two children.