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Stamford Office

Dr. Steven Shaby opened this office in 1981 and has been treating 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.

EyeCare Associates is a perfect melding of multiple optometric practices. Drs. Carl Gruning and Lee Mellinger established the practice in Fairfield over 45 years ago. Dr. Randy Schulman has been in practice in Norwalk and Trumbull for 25 years, and Dr. Stephen Carr has been practicing in Trumbull for over 20 years. With their combined expertise, Drs. Schulman and Carr formed EyeCare Associates, PC, along with Dr. Narvan Bennett. Together, we focus on providing exceptional vision care in the areas of contact lenses, ocular disease, and behavioral and integrative care for patients of all ages.

Our goal is to ensure that patients gain a thorough understanding of how to maintain healthy eyes and vision, while being treated with the utmost care. We perform routine eye exams and advanced testing, diagnose functional vision problems, prescribe eyeglasses, fit contact lenses, and offer vision therapy. We encourage regular vision examinations, and look forward to providing our patients with long-term care! Our Norwalk office is great for patients from Norwalk, Westport, Stamford, Fairfield, Darien, and New Canaan. Come visit us at 1425 Bedford Street today. We’re on the second level!

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.