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Meet Family Vision Centers Optometrists

Experienced Eye Care Doctors

Dr. Shawn Burns
Dr. Shawn Burns practices in both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices. Dr. Burns received his doctorate from the New England College of Optometry in 1999. He also obtained a degree in Chemistry from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1995. Dr. Burns enjoys seeing patients of all ages. Dr. Burn says, “Family Vision Center is a satisfying and fulfilling environment in which to practice optometry both professionally and personally. I can diagnose and treat patients with the latest technology and get to know them and their family.” When not in the office, Dr. Burns loves spending time with his family playing golf and is an avid hockey fan. He lives in Milford with his wife and 2 daughters.


Dr. Helen Ambizas
Dr. Helen Ambizas works part-time in the Bridgeport office. She has been practicing optometry for almost 10 years and received her optometric degress from the New England College of Optometry. She completed her B.S. in Biology in Binghamton University in upstate New York. Dr. Ambizas understands that every patient has different visual demands placed upon them throughout the day and offers solutions that are unique to each patient and their lifestyle. She says, “Family Vision Center exceeds the standard of care with the latest technology available to the patient. This allows me to treat ocular disease earlier and more accurately. Patient education is key to treating any ocular disease.” She lives in Milford with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family.


Dr. Sean West
Dr. Sean West practices in both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices. Dr. West obtained a B.S. in Biology at California State University and a doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry, in Chicago. Dr. West enjoys practicing optometry with all of the latest diagnostic equipment that Family Vision Center provides. Dr. West is a certified Orthokeratology practitioner. Ortho-K, also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), is the process of reshaping the cornea to correct for nearsightedness by wearing contacts. Dr. Sean West looks forward to working with you to meet your and your family’s needs. He provides routine eye examinations for all ages along side the specialty care examination as well as annual eye examinations. In his time outside work, Dr. Sean West, enjoys a family life with his wife and 2 children. He coaches his children’s baseball team and enjoys playing golf and baseball himself.


Dr. Lauren PlassDr. Lauren Plass
Dr. Lauren Plass does comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings in our Stratford and Bridgeport offices. She has a special interest in treating and managing eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Dr. Plass received her doctorate of optometry from NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and her Bachelors of science and biology and chemistry from Missouri State University. Dr. Plass also completed her residency in ocular disease at the Newington V.A. Hospital. When not at work Dr. Plass enjoys traveling, as well as skiing and playing tennis.


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