New London Hospital (NLH) and Dr. Gregory Barban of Barban Eye Associates have reached an agreement for the hospital to incorporate Barban Eye Associates with the vision of providing for the continuation of specialized eye care in the Lake Sunapee region. Patients will notice little difference in the way that the office functions as Dr. Barban’s staff and the optical shop will continue as it now does. After more than forty years performing eye surgery at New London Hospital, Dr. Barban will continue to provide clinical services in his current office; however, plans have been made that the surgical component of the practice will be performed by ophthalmologist Dr. Patrick Morhun. As Dr. Barban steps out of the OR, he is confident his patients will be in good hands with Dr. Patrick Morhun who was just named as one of NH Magazine’s Top Doctors for the third year in a row. Dr. Morhun, originally from Canada, completed his residency at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA and began his own practice here in the Upper Valley in 1997. He’s currently Chief of Ophthalmology at the Manchester, NH and White River Junction, VT Veteran Affairs Medical Centers where he performs cataract surgeries.