About Our Doctors
Dr. James received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He then went on to McGill University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and graduated in 1969.
Dr. James did his residency at Wayne State University and was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1976. From 1993 to 2005 he was assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been in private practice for general ophthalmology since 1977. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Dyer joined the practice of Alden James, M.D. in Easton in 1998. Previously, he received his undergraduate degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD, followed by graduation from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was a U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship recipient. He went on to complete post graduate residency training in Internal Medicine at York Hospital, York, PA and in Ophthalmology at University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Dyer has served as Clinical Instructor of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland and as President of the Talbot County Medical Society. He is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and has obtained Maintenance of Certification. Dr. Dyer is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He regularly attends ongoing clinical education conferences at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital and at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
His special interests include small-incision cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and management of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
When not in the office, he keeps busy as a Leader of the Cub Scout Pack 190 and as soccer coach for the YMCA & Talbot Soccer Association.
Darragh Chambers, ABO, NCLE, Contact Specialist, joined the practice of Alden James, M.D. and Paul K. Dyer, M.D. in Easton in 1999. Previously, she attended University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. Darragh also received an A.S. Degree from Miami Dade College, Vision Care Program and completed an externship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She is certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners, which is the largest and most prestigious Opticians’ certification organizations in the world.
Darragh provides comprehensive eye care and specialized contact lens consultative services. She may fit you with rigid or soft lenses, depending on your prescription and visual needs. The goal is to get you into the type of lenses which will be the most comfortable and healthy for your eyes, and give you the clearest vision, at the least expense for you.
Both soft and rigid lenses can correct for astigmatism (toric lenses) and for presbyopia (multifocal or monovision lenses), in addition to near and far sightedness. With soft lenses, the more often the lenses are replaced, the healthier for your eyes, so most people are fit in disposable lenses. The lenses are placed on your eyes and our contact specialist will evaluate the fit, the clarity of vision, and the comfort. Generally, you then try the lenses in "real life" for a week or more to make sure everything is good, and then come back for a follow-up visit, at which the contact lens specialist will again evaluate the lenses for a healthy fit.
There are several brands of colored contact lenses now available. The one-day and two-week disposables are favorites with most patients. There are also colored lenses that add just a little extra color to blue and green eyes, and there are lenses that completely change the eye color for eyes of any color.