Best Eye Doctor

1) Dr. James Thimons (Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut)

Dr. James Thimons specializes in ocular surface disease, and now is an exciting time to specialize in ocular surface disease. Cutting-edge medications, topical treatments and, if appropriate, surgery can alleviate the red, painful dry eyes that come with this chronic condition. After treatment, those afflicted often “go back to doing all the things they'd usually do,” says Thimons, who works out of offices in Stamford, Fairfield and Meriden. Thimons earned his MD at Ohio State University and moved east for a position in Manhattan. In recent years, he's become very interested in laser eye surgery, which he says has made astonishing leaps. “Bladeless surgery uses algorithms to do the same physical task but to do it perfectly every time,” he says. “The quality of the procedure has surpassed even what we could have expected five years ago.” Perhaps just as impressive as what Thimons does is what he doesn't do. Though advancements have made laser eye surgery easy and painless, relative to what it was a few years ago, it's still not to be used for people who only mildly inconvenienced by eye problems. One of Thimons' patients is an accountant, whose nearsightedness did not effect his work but who wanted to go beneath the laser so he could play golf. “I told him he didn't need it,” says Thimons. “The best doctors in the laser business are very good at saying no.”

75 Kings Highway Cutoff
(203) 366-8000

2) Dr. Vincente Diaz

495 Hawley Lane
(203) 375-5819 


3) Dr. Peter Small

2119 Post Rd.
(203) 259-7400

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