I want to personally thank you for taking the time to visit our website and allowing me to introduce you to the story of Spector Eye Care. On March 23, 1989, I purchased a small practice on 10 Mott Avenue in Norwalk from the well-respected ophthalmologist, Benjamin Lyons, who had practiced in Norwalk for almost 40 years. I had the honor of taking over his practice and caring for his patients. The office had orange chairs, dark paneled walls, coral colored examination equipment, and dozens of antique ophthalmic instruments and devices. My initial efforts as an ophthalmologist were to modernize the equipment, commit to educating my patients and the community, and dedicate myself to excellence and service.
Although I loved my Mott Avenue location, we quickly outgrew it and moved to 605 West Ave in Norwalk. That was a very exciting time, and the amount of effort expended was huge with state-of-the-art equipment, a fresh and comfortable environment, caring staff, well-trained associate doctors, and a growing legion of patients who became the ambassadors of my practice. Once this office was fully established, we expanded into Stamford with another senior ophthalmologist named Joseph Walsh. Dr. Walsh worked with us for several years before he, too, retired. This office at 1250 Summer Street in Stamford continues to provide care to many of our patients.
Several years later, in 1999, I built and opened the New Vision Cataract Center located on the lower level of the 605 West Avenue location. This 8000 Square Foot facility has 2 full-service operating rooms, an independent laser center for LASIK and Vision Correction, a comfortable and relaxing reception area, and multiple lasers for glaucoma and vision enhancement. Due to the facility’s high level certification from the AAAHC, 3 full time nurses dedicated to eye surgery only, and a track record that includes over 20,000 surgical procedures, the surgical care afforded our patients cannot be surpassed. Additionally, we were named the “Small Business of the Year, 2000” by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.
In 2009, Norwalk Hospital approached us to be the exclusive ophthalmic provider for comprehensive medical, surgical and routine eyecare services in the confines of a “medical mall.” I was excited to have this exclusive opportunity to expand to iPark, located on the Norwalk/Wilton line in the old Perkin Elmer building at 761 Main Avenue, Norwalk . This beautiful and unique office has automated and computerized eye glass testing, an OPTOMAP wide field retinal imaging system, which makes dilation unnecessary, and a full selection of prescription eyewear at our professionally staffed Optical Department.
As we approach 2019, Spector Eye Care has continued to grow at iPark and in our Stamford location, bringing on an additional ophthalmologist, Dr. Ding Martin Ma, and acquiring the newest, state of the art technology to maximize our patients' experience. We now offer more on-site procedures, such as floater laser removal (vitreolysis). We have also acquired top of the line diagnostic equipment, including an endothelial cell count and anterior segment tomography, both of which enhance the effectiveness of eye surgeries, especially cataract surgery. Spector Eye Care is also proud to present patients with premium service options for cataract surgery, the elective use of a femtosecond laser, and premium lens options.
I am extremely proud of what my staff and I have accomplished. We are a dedicated group of doctors, technicians, medical assistants and patient care specialists. Together, we help people see and in turn, we change their lives. Despite the changes in health care and health insurance, we remain committed to helping people preserve and improve their precious sight.
We welcome you to our growing family of happy patients.