1100 Commercial Street, Rockport, ME 04856 • 207.594.5432

Our Physicians

Howard Hoyt, M.D.

Howard Hoyt, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in adult comprehensive ophthalmology care including routine eye examinations, prescription of glasses, cataract surgery, medical and laser treatment of glaucoma, diagnosis and laser treatment of diabetic eye disease, botox treatment for eyelid and facial spasms, and medical retina care including laser treatment of retinal tears.

A native of Ohio, Dr. Hoyt has been a practicing eye physician and surgeon since 1986, in Rockport since 1990, and establishing Hoyt Eye Care Center in 2007. 
Dr. Hoyt earned his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, graduating with a B.S. in biochemistry. He then earned his medical degree at the Ohio State University, continuing on to also complete his residency in ophthalmology at Ohio State University. He then joined a multi-specialty medical clinic near Seattle, WA, serving as the staff ophthalmologist for 4 years, prior to moving to Maine. Dr. Hoyt is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Dr. Hoyt is a Past-President of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the New England Ophthalmology Society.


Lynne Kaplinsky, M.D.

Lynne Kaplinsky, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist with glaucoma sub-specialty fellowship training. She specializes in adult and pediatric comprehensive ophthalmology care including routine eye examinations, prescription of glasses, cataract surgery, medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and diagnosis and laser treatment of diabetic and other retinal eye diseases.

Dr. Kaplinsky completed medical school at Albany Medical College after graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts. She completed her ophthalmology residency at University Hospital of Cleveland. She then served as a clinical glaucoma fellow at Tuft’s University/Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston . Prior to joining Hoyt Eye Care Center in 2007, Dr. Kaplinsky practiced ophthalmology in Augusta, Maine from 1997-2001, then in Rockport beginning in 2001. Dr. Kaplinsky is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kaplinsky is a also member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the New England Ophthalmology Society.




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