David Levinson, D.O.
Dr. David Levinson is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist; fellowship trained and specializing in medical and surgical diseases of the retina. Prior to joining Eye Physicians and Surgeons, he was a full time Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of the nationally recognized Department of Ophthalmology at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. His areas of expertise include pharmacologic and surgical management of age related macular degeneration, macular holes and puckers, retinal vein occlusions, central serous chorioretinopathy, retinal detachment, and diabetic retinopathy. He utilizes all forms of state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment including small incision, sutureless vitrectomy resulting in a more rapid, comfortable recovery.
Dr. Levinson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated with honors in the top 5% of his class. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center/Stony Brook University Hospital where he served as chief resident. He subsequently completed two retina fellowships; one in medical retina at NYU Medical Center and one in vitreo-retina surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Levinson is an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
- Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center
- Attending Physician, Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Eye Disease
- Retinal Holes/Tears/Detachments
- Epi-retinal membranes and Macular Puckers
- Intra-ocular Inflammation and Infections
Omar Faridi, M.D.
Dr. Faridi is a Board Certified comprehensive ophthalmologist with fellowship training in glaucoma. Dr. Faridi’s areas of expertise include comprehensive medical management of glaucoma, state-of-the-art glaucoma laser treatment, innovative micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), such as the iStent trabecular micro-bypass system, advanced surgical treatment of complex glaucoma, and small-incision cataract surgery. Dr. Faridi also enjoys performing routine and emergency eye examinations for adults and adolescents, including annual examinations and diabetic eye care.
Dr. Faridi joined Eye Physician and Surgeons, P.C. in 2012 after completing a fellowship program in Glaucoma at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Faridi went on to earn his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Faridi was selected for the residency program in Ophthalmology at the William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI, where he served as Chief Resident of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Faridi is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Faridi is also on medical staff at the Milford Hospital and CT Eye Surgical Center in Milford. He has co-authored numerous scholarly journal articles and has presented original research in glaucoma at annual meetings. Dr. Faridi is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, and the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians.
Alexander E. Voldman, D.O.
Dr. Voldman is a Board Certified comprehensive ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract and corneal surgery, specializing in laser assisted (Femtosecond) cataract surgery and advanced technology intraocular lens implants (IOLs). He is skilled in the latest cataract surgical techniques, including astigmatism treatment and IOLs such as Toric, Multifocal, ReStor, and Symfony lenses. Dr. Voldman is dedicated to treating the full range of medical and surgical diseases of the eye. He has a particular interest in complicated cataract surgery and lens replacements including sutured IOLs. He also has experience with corneal surgical techniques such as corneal transplants (DMEK, DSAEK and PK) and laser vision correction (PRK / LASIK) for the treatment of nearsightedness and astigmatism.
Dr.Voldman completed a fellowship in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary under the direction of Drs. John Seedor and David Ritterband. The infirmary is one of the country's oldest and most renowned eye hospitals.
Dr. Voldman is active in clinical research, has written book chapters about advanced technology intraocular lenses, and continues to publish in, and edit peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Cornea Society.
After graduating magna cum laude from Baruch College, he attended medical school at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his internship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Queens Hospital and his ophthalmology residency at West Virginia University.
Dr. Voldman emigrated from Riga, Latvia as a child and grew up in New York. He speaks fluent Russian and Spanish. He now resides in Connecticut and enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, traveling, and cooking for his friends and family.
- Yale-New Haven Medical Center
- Bridgeport Hospital
- CT Eye Surgery Center
- Milford Hospital
- The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
- Laser and traditional cataract surgery
- Advanced intraocular lenses (Toric, Multifocal, ReStor, Symfony)
- Medical and Surgical Corneal Disease (DMEK, DSAEK , PK)
- Laser Vision correction (LASIK/PRK)
- Keratoconus management (Corneal Cross-linking)
- Secondary intraocular lens implants
Jennifer A Galvin, M.D.
Dr Jennifer A Galvin is a Board Certified ophthalmologist, with fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. Dr. Galvin is dedicated to all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology, with a special interest in complex strabismus, amblyopia treatment, pediatric cataracts, and inherited retinal diseases. She also sees adult patients with diplopia and strabismus. Dr. Galvin earned her BA at the University of Notre Dame, her MA at Harvard, and MD at Wayne State University. She completed her residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School and was Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she was a Heed Fellow. From 2012-2017, Dr. Galvin was director of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Yale. She has lectured internationally and nationally and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS). Dr. Galvin is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale. Dr. Galvin is a principal investigator for PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group) for the pediatric cataract registry and for amblyopia treatment study #20 for the binocular iPad 'Dig Rush' game. She also serves on the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee for Pediatric Ophthalmology/Strabismus for AAO. She also serves as Vice Chair for the Online Committee for AAPOS and is a member of the Professional Education Committee for AAPOS.
Thera A. Bowen, O.D.
Dr. Bowen joined the practice of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, PC in 1995. Dr.Bowen's areas of interest and specialty include contact lens fittings for myopia and hyperopia. In addition she also specializes in difficult to fit patients. These include keratoconus fittings, post-surgical fittings, pediatric aphakic fittings, as well as bifocal and presbyopic fittings. Dr. Bowen also provides general eye care for adults and adolescents and is pleased to accept new patients to the practice.
Dr. Bowen is a cum laude graduate of Manhattanville College with a B.A. in Biochemistry. She received her post graduate degree from the State University of New York, College of Optometry. In the community, Dr. Bowen has performed vision screenings for Prevent Blindness Connecticut. She has visited the Orange and Milford Senior centers providing
education on eyecare as well as screenings for seniors.
- Contact Lens Evaluation & Fittings
- Routine Visual Examinations
- Treatment of Ocular Diseases
Fabian C. Villacis, O.D.
Dr. Fabian C. Villacis is originally a Connecticut native having completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Quinnipiac University in 2005. He received his Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in 2011.
His experience includes externships at the Perkins School for the Blind, Worcester VA Hospital in Massachusetts, Aran Eye Associates in Miami, and the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston.
In 2012, Dr. Villacis completed a one year optometric residency in Ocular Disease in Connecticut Health Care System at the Newington Veteran Affairs Hospital in Newington, CT. Upon completion of the residency, he joined the staff at Eye Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Villacis specializes in the treatment and management of ocular disease, routine eye exams, and standard or complex contact lens fits. Dr. Villacis is pleased to accept new patients to our practice. Dr. Villacis also speaks Spanish and can perform all these exams in Spanish.
He is a member in good standing with the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.