As of June 1, 2023, Retina Vision Center has merged with NH Eye Associates.
To schedule an appointment or contact Dr. Bonachea please visit the NH Eye Associates website.


About Dr. Bonachea

Nancy E. Bonachea, M.D. established Retina Vision Center in 2010. Dr. Bonachea has more than 20 years of vitreo-retinal medical and surgical experience.

Dr. Bonachea is Board Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists, New Hampshire Medical Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the New Hampshire Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

She graduated summa cum laude from St. Louis University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and earned her Medical Degree at Tufts University. Dr. Bonachea served her Ophthalmology residency and vitreo-retinal fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center where she was elected Chief Resident. She served her internship in Internal Medicine at Washington Hospital Center.

Dr. Bonachea has undertaken research in the areas of retinopathy of prematurity, sickle cell retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy and endophthalmitis and presented her findings at national conferences. In 1994, she received a Retina Research Foundation/Lawrence Fund Fellowship Grant.

Dr. Bonachea's special interests are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and surgical retina. She has staff privileges at the Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center.

About Our Practice

Retina Vision Center provides patient care that transcends purely medical or surgical aspects of retinal disease.

It is our philosophy that every patient receive the finest in personalized treatment through a professional, courteous and state-of-the-art environment designed to meet their needs.

We accept all major insurance coverage as well as Medicare.  For those individuals without insurance coverage, we will make accomodations based on individual financial need.

Our staff is committed to excellence in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the retina and vitreous. Our office is equipped with specialized instrumentation such as laser, fluorescein camera, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), ultrasound, and intraocular gases to provide full service, comprehensive retina care.

As an ophthalmologist with advanced specialization and more than 20 years experience, Dr. Bonachea is uniquely trained to treat all types of retinal pathology such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal tears, retinal detachments, hiv-related retinopathy, macular holes and macular wrinkles (membranes), ocular trauma, and retinal vascular diseases.

What to Expect During Your Visit

Our objectives are to provide you with excellence in eye care and a positive experience in our office. In order to make your visit as pleasant and efficient as possible, the following information will help you prepare for your appointment.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Your medical history information, including your list of medications and allergies to any medications
Your insurance card(s)
Your current eyeglasses
Sunglasses (to wear after your dilated exam)
A companion (to drive you after your dilated exam)

Regarding Your Exam

A comprehensive retinal eye examination is needed to make a diagnosis and to formulate the best treatment plan. Drops are placed in the eyes to dilate (open) the pupils. This enables Dr. Bonachea to perform a detailed exam of the retina, optic nerve and blood vessels in the back of the eye. When your pupils are dilated you can expect blurring of your vision and light sensitivity for several hours after your visit. Therefore we recommend  you bring sunglasses and a driver.

An initial retinal examination may take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on what testing and/or treament may be required. Please allow ample time for your retinal consultation so that we may provide you with the best personalized care.

In Case of Emergency

Patients of the Retina Vision Center may call (603) 836-5541 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if experiencing a medical eye emergency. During non-office hours, a recorded message provides direction for reaching Dr. Bonachea (or the on-call covering retina specialist).