Our Doctor

Sarah A. Shaw, O.D.


Dr. Shaw was born and raised in Lockport, NY. She became interested in optometry and the eyes early in life, during science class in 7th grade at Emmet Belknap. Her childhood optometrist was Dr. Paul DeLange, the original owner of East Avenue Vision Center. Dr. DeLange allowed her to shadow him and continue to learn more about the career of optometry. Dr. Shaw pursued a pre-med, Biology major at SUNY Geneseo, with a minor in Art Studio. She then moved to Chicago to obtain her Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. She began practicing in Connecticut and headed back to Western New York in 2015, to work in a medically-based optometry/ophthalmology practice. Dr. Shaw purchased East Avenue Vision Center in March 2019. She is pleased to be serving Lockport and the surrounding communities. 

Dr. Shaw has greatly expanded her post-doctorate education since 2021 when she embarked on the journey of training to be a behavioral optometrist. She has spent thousands of hours of continuing education to learn specialized testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of binocular vision dysfunction (BVD). She looks at the patient as a whole to thoroughly assess the health of the eyes and 40 visual skills involved in learning, business and life.  

Dr. Shaw lives in Amherst with her husband, Nick, and her Cane Corso, Walter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and rooting for the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.


  • Lockport High School - 2006

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, SUNY Geneseo - 2010

  • Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry - 2014

    • Post Doctorate Education: 

      • Sanet-Vergara Vision Seminars: Behavioral Vision Concepts, Evaluation and Training of Binocular Vision, Evaluation and Training of Visual Perception, Evaluation and Training of Strabismus and Amblyopia, Evaluation and Training of Visual Problems Secondary to Acquired Brain Injury

      • Motor Training within Optometry Vision Therapy by Dr. Caroline Hurst

      • Cedarville Vision Therapy Seminars: Vision and Learning, Strabismus and Amblyopia, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation

      • Vision Aces Academy with Dr. Brenda Montecalvo

    • Memberships:

      • College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

      • College of Syntonic Optometry (CSO)

      • American Optometric Association (AOA)

  • Associate Optometrist, University Eye Specialists, PC — 2015-2019

    • Serving Western NY: Warsaw, Perry, Batavia, Lakeville and Dansville

  • Associate Optometrist, Envision / Connecticut Vision Center — 2014-2015 

    • Serving Southern Connecticut: East Haven and Madison

  • [[Externship in Pediatrics/Vision Rehabilitation, Low Vision and Ocular Disease at Illinois Eye Institute, Chicago, IL — 2014

  • Externship in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at St. Albans VA Hospital, St. Albans, NY – 2013

  • Externship in Ocular Disease and Primary Eye Care at Mid-Florida Eye Center, Mount Dora, FL – 2013

  • Externship in Primary Eye Care and Contact Lenses at Davis Eye Associates, Winston-Salem, NC – 2013]]