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Welcome to Family Vision Centers

Your Choice Optometrist in Stratford & Bridgeport

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At Family Vision Center, our dedicated optometrist in Bridgeport and Stratford is dedicated to providing the highest quality eye health and vision care services to patients of all ages. With a unique one-on-one approach to patient care and 50 years of combined experience, we are proud to offer a wide range of eye care services to better meet the many needs of our patients. Whether you need to schedule your annual vision exam, are interested in prescription eyeglasses or need hard to fit contact lenses, we’ve got you covered.

Professional Eye and Vision Care Services

Comprehensive Eye Exam

Our optometry team cares just as much about your vision as you do! And with years of combined experience, we understand that preventative care is something every patient should be aware of. With comprehensive eye health and vision exams, we are better able to detect eye health conditions early on and offer vision correction services that will help to make your life easier.

Contact Lens Fittings

Contact lenses are a popular vision correction option for patients of all ages. Easy to use, convenient and affordable, contact lenses are ideal for many different lifestyles and budgets. Our friendly optometrist in Stratford and Bridgetown will work closely with you to find the right type of contact lenses to comfortably fit your lifestyle needs.

Designer Eyeglasses Frames

At Family Vision Center, we know that each one of our patients is unique! That’s why we offer a number of different vision correction options, including many different designer eyeglasses frames to choose from. By offering custom eyeglasses fittings, we can help you define your style while staying on budget. Whether you plan on using a combination of contact lenses and eyeglasses or you’re interested in prescription sunglasses as well, our friendly optometry team is here to help you through every step of the process.

Additional Eye Health and Vision Correction Services

As your local full-service optometrist in Bridgeport and Stratford, we are proud to offer a wide range of additional eye and vision care services, including:

  • Treatment for Eye Diseases and Injuries
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Cataracts Co-Management
  • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK) Co-Management
  • Optikam
  • Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
  • Optical Lenses
  • Prescription Sunglasses
  • And Much More!

Online Services Available

At Family Vision Center, we understand that our patients have full lives and busy schedules. To better meet the needs of our patients in Stratford, Bridgeport and the surrounding areas, we have a number of convenient online services available to you. Visit us online to get directions, contact our optometry team or even make an appointment. Current patients can also order contact lenses online at, with a collection of designer contacts available at 50% off.

Want to learn more about our comprehensive eye and vision care services?

Family Vision Center is committed to offering the highest quality eye care that is affordable for the entire family. We want to ensure your optimal vision by providing a regular eye exam. Contact us to schedule an appointment for eye care or visit us to view our designer frames today. We look forward to serving all of your eye care needs.

Contact our optometrist in Stratford at (203) 333-2020, our optometrist in Bridgeport at (203) 377-2020 or visit our friendly team at Family Vision Center to schedule an appointment today!

Kristine Heslin

Family Vision Centers

Stratford, Bridgeport CT

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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Meet The Optometrist

  • Dr.
    Shawn Burns
    Dr. Shawn Burns practices in both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices.
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  • Dr.
    Helen Ambizas
    Dr. Helen Ambizas works part-time in the Bridgeport office.
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  • Dr.
    Sean West
    Dr. Sean West practices in both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices.
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  • Dr.
    Lauren Plass
    Dr. Lauren Plass does comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings in our Stratford and Bridgeport offices.
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  • Dr.
    Kim Raucci

    Dr Kim Raucci is an Optometrist who practices in both our Bridgeport and Stratford locations. 

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  • Dr.
    Harsida Desai

    Dr. Harsida Desai practices in our both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices.

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