Our Services

  •  Comprehensive Eye Health Exams - Having a comprehensive eye exam each year is the best way to enjoy good vision. Many eye diseases have no obvious signs or symptoms. As a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and ocular health, and when possible, preventing vision loss. 
  • Contact lens exams - Contact lenses are medical devices regulated by the FDA that can only be fit by a professional and dispensed by a prescription. They must be regarded with the same caution you would use for prescription drugs, which includes prescription expiration dates and follow-up visits with your eye doctor.  The doctor must determine if the fit of the lens is the best possible utilizing special equipment. A lens must fit well enough to center properly but not so tight as to prevent an adequate oxygen supply. Your eyes go through gradual changes in size, shape and physiological requirements (such as oxygen) while wearing contact lenses. These changes can affect the health of the cornea and need to be monitored at least every year. The federal government requires contact lens prescriptions to expire after one year for these reasons.
  • Glaucoma Screening - Glaucoma is typically referred to as "silent eye disease" because patient initially have almost no symptoms however, eventually causes damage to the optic nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, glaucoma is associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye. If untreated or uncontrolled, glaucoma first causes peripheral vision loss and eventually can lead to blindness. With most types of glaucoma initial treatment is in the form of eye drops.

  • Macular degeneration screenings - Macular degeneration is a break down of the part of the retina that is responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive.  Dry macular degeneration is diagnosed by an eye doctor when yellowish spots known as drusen begin to accumulate in and around the macula(area of central vision). It is believed these spots are deposits or debris from deteriorating tissue. Age-related macular degeneration usually produces a slow, painless loss of vision. In rare cases, however, vision loss can be sudden. Risk factors for macular degeneration include smoking, having a family history of macular degeneration, high blood pressure, light eye color and obesity.

  • Cataract evaluation - A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris (colored portion of the eye) and the pupil. The lens inside the eye is similar to a camera lens; focusing light onto the retina for clear vision. It also adjusts the eye's focus so that we can see clearly both up close and far away. The lens is mostly made of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a precise way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it. As we age, the protein begins to clump together and clouds the lens. This is a cataract, and over time, as the cataract grows larger and cloud more of the lens, making it harder to see.
  • Diabetic eye exams - In persons with diabetes, prolonged periods of high blood sugar can lead to the accumulation of fluid in the lens inside the eye that controls eye focusing. This results in the development of symptoms of blurred vision. The blurring of distance vision as a result of lens swelling will subside once the blood sugar levels are brought under control. Diabetic retinopathy can also occur which causes progressive damage to the retina. The retina is the light sensitive lining at the back of the eye; similar to the film in a camera. Diabetic retinopathy is the result of damage to the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina. They leak blood and other fluids that cause swelling of retinal tissue and clouding of vision. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness. Better control of blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes slows the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Early detection and treatment can limit the potential for significant vision loss from diabetic retinopathy; therefore individuals with diabetes should have a eye exam at least once a year.

  • Computer vision syndrome evaluation - Eye exams are important for maintaining visual comfort especially for computer users. Staring at a computer monitor for hours on end has become a part of the modern workday. However, working adults are not the only ones vulnerable to computer related visual problems. Children who stare at portable video games or who use computers throughout the day at school also can experience eye problems related to computer use. This can include dry eyes, eyestrain, headaches and/or blurred vision. Uncorrected vision problem such as far sightedness and astigmatism, inadequate eye focusing or eye coordination abilities can all contribute to the development of computer vision syndrome.

  • Infection, Allergy and Dry eye treatment
  • Foreign body removal
  • Eye injuries  

Welcome to our Practice! 

We are an independent optometric practice conveniently located next to the Eyeglasses.com brick and mortar location. We believe that healthy eyes and good vision begin with a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are coming in for a general eye health check, eyeglass or contact lens exam or a specific eye problem, Dr. Patel is committed to providing quality personalized eye care. Stop in for offering warm and friendly service, wide selection, and great prices.

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Shreya Patel OD PC
                                        Doctor of Optometry                          
147 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880, USA Ph:203-557-8426 Fax:844-809-7250