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. Evan Tirado
Dr. Tirado is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry where he was honored with multiple awards and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa national honor society. He also served on the executive council for the American Optometric Student Association where he worked on forwarding issues important to optometry students nationwide. Dr. Tirado has completed clinical rotations in primary care, and binocular vision and has trained in ocular disease at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Hospital in Miami, Florida. Prior to attending optometry school he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University and has an Associates in Ophthalmic Science.
Dr. Tirado cares for a wide range of patients and performs exams for ocular health, functional vision, contact lenses, vision therapy and pre/post -op care.
Dr. Steven Shaby
Dr. Shaby graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York with a BA in mathematics and Dr. Shaby ran the Bayside School of the Association for the Help of Retarded Children. He left AHRC to attend the State University of New York College of Optometry from which he graduated in 1976 with the degree of Doctor of Optometry. He then joined the faculty of SUNY College of Optometry where he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor until he retired from the institution after 37 years. His teaching assignments included primary care, special testing, and for most of his tenure, vision therapy and developmental vision. After receiving his degree he concomitantly took a position as an associate with Dr. Richard Kavner in New York City, a practice specializing in vision therapy. He also served as vision consultant for the Churchill School in New York City, a school serving learning disabled children, and a consultant for United Cerebral Palsy in New York City. In 1981 Dr. Shaby opened a private optometry practice in Stamford, CT, where he continues to practice, with focus on children and adults with learning-related vision problems, wandering and lazy eyes, vision issues related to concussion and traumatic brain injury. He has extensive experience in ocular disease and with contact lenses.
He has achieved fellowship status in the American Academy of Optometry and in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development and maintains membership in the American Optometric Association and in the Connecticut Association of Optometry.
In 2017 he joined Eyecare Associates.
Dr. Jason Grygier – Vision-Rehabilitation Resident, Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Grygier (“rhymes with Tiger”) graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with degrees in Psychology and Spanish. He spent several years serving the vision community as both an optician and practice manager before enrolling at the State University of New York College of Optometry. There he began the process of specializing in rehabilitative & binocular vision as well as advanced contact lenses. In addition to receiving academic honors at SUNY, Dr. Grygier served as President of his Class, President of the SUNY Connecticut Association of Optometrists, Research Coordinator for an NIH-funded Amblyopia study, and Treasurer for Student Optometric Volunteer Services to Humanity (SVOSH); through SVOSH he led fellow SUNY optometrists on a mission to help treat the eyes of 1500 community members in Zihuatanejo, Mexico! He is an avid traveler & passionate-but-haphazard tennis player, and he loves spending time with his Westie dog Cameron & 22-year-old cat Misty.
Dr. Caitlin Condron – Behavioral Optometrist, Primary Care Optometrist
Dr. Condron graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Science with a minor in Mathematics. She then went on to pursue optometry school at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where she actually rotated as an intern at EyeCare Associates.
Dr. Condron graduated magna cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree, and was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric National Honor Society. She has spent the last year practicing in Bristol, CT prior to joining the EyeCare Associates team. Dr. Condron performs comprehensive exams for patients of all ages, evaluates ocular health and treatment of ocular diseases, fits contact lenses, evaluates functional vision, and pre and post op care. Dr. Condron enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, running with her dog, and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Sonia Singh – Primary Care and Behavioral Optometrist
Dr. Singh graduated magna cum laude from Stony Brook University with a BA in Sociology. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry from SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Singh also completed a residency program in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation at SUNY College of Optometry where she focused on treating patients with eye teaming problems, eye turns, and patients with traumatic brain injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys running and yoga.
RJ Emmett – Optometry Intern and Vision Therapist
R.J. is currently a 4th year student from MCPHS School of Optometry in Worcester, MA. There, he was an active member of several clubs including SVOSH, AOSA, SAAO, and the very prestigious Pizza Club. Before optometry school, R.J. attended Kutztown University in Pennsylvania where he received his bachelor’s degree, majoring in Pre-Medical Biology and minoring in Biochemistry. This past summer he completed his first externship rotation at OMNI Eye Services in New Jersey where he was trained in Ocular Disease. As a former athlete, R.J. has a passion for vision therapy, especially in the field of sports vision. Being from northeastern Pennsylvania, R.J. is a huge Philadelphia sports fan, so be sure to wear green and ask him about the Eagles this fall!