Antonia Marie Orfield

Somerville, Massachusetts


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ORFIELD, Dr. Antonia Marie (Stoll) 67, of Munroe Street, Somerville passed away on April 26th of breast cancer. Her central interests were her three daughters and their families, and her career as a pioneer in behavioral optometry - the prevention and treatment of a variety of vision problems and...

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I was a patient of Dr. Orfield's almost 20 years ago when i was at Harvard law School- she literally changed my entire approach to health. She was amazing: kind, intelligent, thoughtful, someone who lived life to the fullest and shared it with others. I will never forget her. May she rest in peace.

I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Orfield's death. She was a really nice person. I had so much trouble with my vision and finding the right pair of glasses, I went to four optomotrists over a four year period after years of headaches from improper glasses. All of these OD's gave my prescriptions that just made things worse. When I finally went to Dr. Orfield she explained that everyone was overcorrecting me and gave me 3 pairs of glasses, reading, computer and distance. I've been free of eye...

I am very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful healer and helper. Dr. Orfield was one of the few doctors who understood and could help with my vision issues after several brain injuries. She was a delight-- warm, firm when you needed it (!) and very very kind. I hope her family can take comfort in knowing that she touched so many of us, and helped so often that her spirit lives on--- I tell my brain injured friends about her all the time! "Even though the sun sets, the day we had...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I was a patient of Dr. Orfield and benefited greatly from her innovative approach to dealing with vision problems. She was a true pioneer and changed many people's lives with her approach to myopia and other vision problems. She was also a kind and generous and inspiring person, and I always looked forward to my vision therapy classes with her. What i learned from her went beyond vision issues. Even after I left the county I continued to recommend her to...

I just wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Antonia, a dedicated professional that offered hope and the best care for my daughter. Her memory will be held dearly in the heart of my family and I. She is greatly missed.

God Bless and my prayers are with you.

Lynne Morse and Family