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About OCC

Welcome to Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut (OCC) is a premier eye care practice in Fairfield offering an array of comprehensive vision correction procedures and treatments for a range of eye conditions and diseases. Widely recognized as a leading eye care practice in the community, OCC is staffed with highly experienced eye doctors and a superb medical team who strive to maintain the highest standards of medical and surgical care.

Our Mission

The mission of OCC is to enable eye care patients and their families to improve and maintain their quality of life through leading-edge eye care treatments that promote optimal vision and eye health.

The entire medical and surgical team of OCC seeks to:

  • Exceed expectations of patients and their families
  • Treat each patient with respect, compassion and dignity
  • Deliver the highest quality of personalized care in a comfortable environment
  • Utilize state-of-the-art technology
  • Serve the community through education, research, access to care and charitable causes

Fox News ChannelThe physicians of OCC are among the finest in the region and routinely pursue continuing education to remain at the forefront of the latest and most advanced treatment techniques and technologies.

At OCC, we understand the importance of eye health and the challenges that come with poor vision. We are here to help you and your families restore and maintain optimal eye health at every stage of your life.

Our Eye Care Services

The OCC medical and surgical team offers a variety of eye care and vision correction treatments that allow patients to see life vividly, so they can live life to its fullest. We specialize in the following treatments:

More About LASIK

LASIK (an acronym for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is a sophisticated vision correction procedure designed to correct the refractive error causing nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and / or astigmatism.

At OCC, we use the most advanced laser technology for our LASIK procedures, allowing our surgeons to provide highly customized vision correction treatment and extremely precise surgical outcomes.

Before starting the procedure, the Fairfield LASIK surgeon uses WaveScan imaging technology to create a unique map of the eye’s topography, including nearly imperceptible refractive errors called “higher-order aberrations.” The OCC surgeon then uses this diagnostic information to calibrate the excimer laser used to re-shape the curvature of the cornea.

To start LASIK surgery, the ophthalmologist creates a hinged flap in the surface of the cornea, which is gently lifted back to reveal the underlying corneal tissue. Using the calibrated excimer laser, the cornea is re-contoured, thereby correcting the refractive error that is causing the vision problem.

LASIK surgery is a quick, generally painless outpatient procedure that produces a dramatic improvement in vision within 24 to 48 hours following surgery. More than 99 percent of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.

More About Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens that impairs vision. Although cataracts typically occur in adults over the age of 60, they can affect anyone at any age. By the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have cataracts or have undergone cataracts surgery to restore clear vision.

In its early stages, cataracts may be treated with prescription eyewear. As cataracts progress, however, surgical intervention is needed to restore sight.

The Fairfield cataract surgeons at OCC start the procedure by creating a small self-sealing incision in the eye. Then, using a sophisticated technique called “phacoemulsification,” the surgeon inserts an ultrasonic probe to fragment the cataract-diseased lens for easy removal. After suctioning or flushing the cataractous lens from the eye, the ophthalmologist replaces it with an intraocular lens implant (IOL) to restore sight following surgery.

OCC offers a wide range of IOL options, including premium lens options that allow individuals to see clearly at multiple distances, often allowing them to reduce or eliminate their daily dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

For more information about OCC and the eye care services we offer, please peruse the pages of this site or contact us at one of our multiple locations throughout Connecticut.


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OCC Obtains the Latest LenSx Laser

Committed to providing our vision correction patients with the latest available technology, OCC has acquired yet another revolutionary cataract surgery system called the LenSx Laser. This computer-guided laser enables our doctors to perform laser cataract surgery, an even safer and more precise procedure that enhances your vision correction results and greatly reduces the possibility of complications associated with less advanced surgical devices.



Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, President of ASCRS, provides an update on the Society's activities. Revised draft for approval. Produced by AVMG/Freeman for ASCRS.