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Experienced Optometrist in Somerville, NJ

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Meet Dr. Michelle Timko

Michelle Timko, O.D., is an experienced optometrist and a native of Somerset County. Inspired to give her patients better and more attention, Dr. Timko created Insight Eyecare as a comfortable place where she could get to know her patients personally and take care of all their vision needs.

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Dr. Michelle Timko of Insight Eyecare in NJ
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Dr. Timko’s Story:
Education, Experience, & Founding Insight Eyecare

Dr. Timko received her first bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and her second at Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, where she later graduated with her Doctor of Optometry. She interned at Lankenau Medical Center for medical eye diseases and the Feinbloom Low Vision Center at Salus University for visually impaired individuals. She also completed a pediatric/vision therapy rotation at The Eye Institute, receiving high honors.

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Timko has worked in a variety of corporate eye care centers around Somerville; however, her love for the area she grew up in fueled her longing to build closer relationships with her patients and provide more meaningful care. With this inspiration, Dr. Timko opened Insight Eyecare in 2018.

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Achievements & Memberships

  • American Optometric Association — Member
  • New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians — Member

Get to Know Dr. Timko

Dr. Timko lives in somerset county with her husband, Chris Aleo, who works alongside her at Insight Eyecare. Chris, who taught Physics and Engineering at Hillsborough High School for 23 years, is working on earning his opticians license. Together they have two kids: Nick, a French Cuisine classically trained chef, and, Melissa, who is now in her second year of “A doctoral degree” program at Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Dr. Timko has a deep love for the area and her community, as a matter of fact she is a graduate of Immaculata High School Class of 1985. When she’s not caring for her patients, Dr. Timko and Chris enjoy supporting their Somerville community in any way they can.