Meet the experienced and friendly doctors that make EyeCare Associates a leading provider of vision care services.
Dr. Randy Schulman – Behavioral Optometrist
Dr. Schulman graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She graduated with her Doctorate in Optometry and Masters in Vision Science degrees from the State University of New York, College of Optometry. Dr. Schulman received her Fellowship in the College of Optometrists for Vision Development and is an Associate member of the Optometric Extension Program, in addition to being an Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York College of Optometry.
Dr. Schulman has lectured extensively on behavioral optometry topics such as vision in the classroom, vision and aging, visual difficulties in the developmentally delayed, and lectured and published on vision and autism. She specializes in behavioral optometry and vision therapy, pediatrics, learning disabilities and preventative, integrative and alternative vision care for all ages.
Dr. Stephen Carr – Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Carr studied Molecular Biology at UC Santa Barbara. He obtained a BS in Physiological Optics and Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern
California College of Optometry.
He has practiced in Manhattan Beach and Inglewood, CA. After moving to the east coast, Dr. Carr worked at a practice in Montrose, NY and Lenscrafters in Danbury and Trumbull, CT.
Dr. Carr specializes in difficult to fit contact lenses including hybrid lenses and PROKERA, orthokeratology and lasik co-management, while providing comprehensive eye care and disease management for adults.
Dr. Narvan Bennett – Behavioral Optometrist, Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Bennett graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After entering the field of optometry as a vision therapist and optician, she continued her education at SUNY College of Optometry, where she graduated with her Doctorate in Optometry. Dr. Bennett’s clinical experience has focused on behavioral optometry, vision therapy, traumatic brain injuries, and included extensive training in ocular health. Her recent education and clinical training has enabled Dr. Bennett to incorporate the most current research into her diagnostic and treatment plans.
Dr. Bennett joined the EyeCare Associates team in 2013. She administers ocular health and functional vision evaluations, fits contact lenses, performs visual perceptual evaluations and provides vision therapy to children and adults.
Dr. Omar Munshi – Behavioral Optometrist, Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Munshi received his Doctorate of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry with Advanced Studies in Binocular and Pediatric Vision. A native of Connecticut, he received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology from Fairfield University. Dr. Munshi decided to pursue a career in optometry after working as a vision therapist for EyeCare Associates for nearly two years prior to obtaining his Doctorate degree.
He has had extensive training in vision therapy for patients of all ages who present with a wide range of ocular and neuro-visual rehabilitation needs. Dr. Munshi has completed clinical rotations focusing on primary eye care, binocular vision, and ocular disease. In addition, he has training in pre- and post-operative care enabling him to provide comprehensive eye care to all patients.
Dr. Tanya Ayzikovich – Behavioral Optometrist, Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Ayzikovich graduated magna cum laude from Boston University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Anthropolology. She then worked for three years as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical College. She graduated with her Doctorate in Optometry degree from the State University of New York College of Optometry in May 2017.
Dr. Ayzikovich is serving as the 2017-2018 Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Resident at EyeCare Associates.
Dr. Aaron Nichols – Vision-Rehabilitation Resident, Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Nichols graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan with a B.S. in Biology in 2014. Upon completion from Ferris, he enrolled at Illinois College of optometry to pursue his optometry degree. While in optometry school he was involved in several clubs, including secretary of the College of Optometrist in Visual Development (COVD). He has attended several national meetings and developed his interest for neuro-optometric and vision-rehabilitation cases during his studies. He graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in May 2018.
He gained experience in pediatric patients, vision therapy, and comprehensive exams during his fourth year rotations. During his rotations, he interned here at EyeCare Associates, P.C. He completed both eye exams and vision therapy sessions during his time here. He also had extensive training on various eye diseases and contact lens fittings. Dr. Nichols is comfortable providing care to patients of all ages.
Shelby May – Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist
Shelby is an Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist. She is currently a fourth year student at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN and will receive her Doctorate of Optometry in May of 2019. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BS in Biology and a Chemistry minor. She will be a second generation optometrist, and she looks forward to a career in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy.
Pari Shah – Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist
Pari is an Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist. She is a UConn graduate and is completing her fourth year of optometry school at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. As a Connecticut native herself, she is excited to be a part of the Eye Care Associates team to help serve the local community with all of their vision and eye care needs.
Nicole Sheffer – Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist
Nicole is an Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist, as well as a fourth year student at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Il. She is originally from Florida and attended the University of Minnesota for her undergraduate studies. Nicole is excited to spend the summer helping the Eye Care Associates team give comprehensive and integrative eye care to the community.