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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Hampton Eyecare Associates, P.A. the leading provider of vision care products and services in Hampton.

Dr. DavidDr. David M. Hartenstein

Dr. David was born in Bloomville, Ohio and moved to Hampton with his wife, Dr. Sally, in 1983. He did his undergraduate studies and attained his Doctor of Optometry degree at The Ohio State University in 1982. Dr. David is certified and licensed in the treatment and management of ocular disease. He enjoys practicing family optometry, and strives to educate his patients regarding their vision and eye health in providing solutions and preventative care throughout their lives.

Dr. David is a member of the American Optometric Association and the New Hampshire Optometric Association. He has served as president of the New Hampshire Optometric Association, received the New Hampshire Optometrist of the year award in 1997, and currently serves on the New Hampshire State Board of Optometrists.

In our community, Dr. David is a multiple past president of the Hampton Area Lions Club and remains an active member. He treasures his past experiences in coaching youth sports and has served as a president and board member of the Hampton Youth Association.

Dr. David enjoys his free time with family, playing golf, and following sports…especially the Buckeyes!

Dr. SallyDr. Sally A. Hartenstein

Dr. Sally (Shackleton) Hartenstein was born and raised in Salem, New Hampshire. She attended The Ohio State University and graduated from its College of Optometry in 1983. While at OSU she was a 4 year member of the Varsity Field Hockey team. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She and her husband David have lived in Hampton Falls since 1986.

Drs. Sally and her husband David established their own practice, Drs. Hartenstein & Hartenstein, in Hampton in 1983. They joined their practice with Dr. Raymond Alie to form Hampton Eyecare Associates in 1986 in their present location. Dr. Sally practices primary care optometry with a special interest in contact lenses. She is certified and licensed in the state of New Hampshire in the treatment and management of eye disease. She presently serves on the advisory board of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind seacoast chapter.

She takes pride in her ability to successfully balance her professional career with having been an actively involved mother of two busy sons, Eric and Craig, who are now both in college. She thoroughly enjoyed her past participation in the local PTO, Road Race committee, Playground Construction chairperson, sports boosters, and Chem-Free committee. With the boys away at school, she now has even more time to devote to building and supporting the optometry practice with her husband. She truly appreciates the relationships she has developed with her long-time loyal patients and takes great pleasure in helping them see their best while looking their best!

Dr. Sally enjoys working in her gardens, sewing, and decorating. She’s been a long-time runner and proudly finished her first half-marathon after the age of 50. She hopes to keep running and working for many more years! David and Sally will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary in 2012.

Meet Our Team (Right to Left)


Front Row: Wendy, Mary, and Chelsea.  Back Row: Kim, Penny, Andrew and Amy.

Our team is ready to provide friendly caring assistance with the services and eyewear offered at Hampton Eyecare Associates.