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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Mask making your eyes feel dry?

Yes, masks can cause dry eye, you're not imagining it! A new study suggests "mask-associated dry eye" is a result of exhaled breath flowing upwards out of the mask and over the surface of the eyes. As the air flows over the eye it drys out the tear film, a...

Back To School

It may look a little different this year, but vision is crucial to learning both virtually and in the classroom! Long hours on computers/tablets and overexposure to high-energy blue light and glare may be disrupting healthy sleep patterns and putting stress on their visual system, making it difficult for your child's eyes to properly maintain focus. Schedule...

COVID-19 Office Update

With the ever changing and quickly moving COVID-19 environment and global pandemic, we have decided to follow the CDC guidelines - to suspend all routine eye exams until at least Monday May 4th, in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19 through our community. Please be assured that the office...




1. Avoid exposure! Limiting exposure can help provide some relief - try closing windows, wearing wrap-around sunglasses, and using air conditioning at home or in the car to filter the air. 2. Don't rub your eyes if they itch! It may provide temporary relief, but eye rubbing releases histamine and worsens allergy symptoms! It can also...

Eye strain at work?

That sore, tired feeling in your eyes after a few hours of looking at a computer may be Digital Eye Strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome. At Norwalk Eye Care our doctors work with you to design glasses using a combination of lenses to properly focus the light for...

Don’t let your Halloween turn into a Nightmare!

Don't let Over-the-Counter Costume Contact Lenses turn your Halloween into a Nightmare! Over-the-Counter Lenses Can Scratch Your Eye Over-the-counter lenses are not fitted and sized for the person wearing the contacts, so they can easily scrape the outer layer of the eye. The resulting corneal abrasion can cause redness, light...

Saturday Hours are back!

Norwalk Eye Care will once again be offering Saturday hours.  We will be open for eye exams, glasses repairs and adjustments, and frame and lens selections.  Please call the office for our Saturday schedule.

Norwalk Eyecare Facebook Page

Have you "liked" our Facebook page yet?  It is the easiest way to stay up to date with office news, events and special promotions!

Are you tired of wearing reading glasses?

Are you a contact lens wearer who is tired of wearing reading glasses as well?  Did you give up your contact lenses years ago because you couldn't read?  Do you wear glasses for distance and reading, and thought contacts were never for you?  Dr Stewart specializes in multifocal contact lens fitting- give the office a call and schedule an appointment to see if you can gain independence from glasses!

Introducing Tear Lab

Norwalk Eye Care announced today that it has installed a TearLab® Osmolarity System and our staff has been fully trained on the use of this breakthrough technology.  We are one of the only practices in Fairfield County able to provide TearLab testing for Dry Eye Disease (“DED”).



All sunglasses are now 40% off!  This includes the newest styles from Ray Ban, Kate Spade, Tom Ford, Smith Optics, Nike, Gucci, Calvin Klein, and more!

Welcome Dr Goldberg, and expanded hours

Digital Eye Strain

While The Vision Council’s newly released Digital Eye Strain Report focused on multiple age groups, their research shed some light on those constantly connected Millennials.  We are proud to offer our patients the newest technologies to help soothe and protect eyes from digital devices.


April is National Youth Sports Safety Month

The arrival of spring brings more outdoor actitivies and sports, and also the increased risk of eye injuries. 

BluTech Lenses

Norwalk Eye Care is proud to be one of the first practices in the country to have BluTech lenses!  BluTech Lenses filter high-energy blue and ultra-violet light and provide the same protection, contrast enhancement, and color perception to the eye as the human crystalline lens. Blue light is found in a number of every day activities, including fluorescent lighting, electronic screens (phones, tablets, computers, TVs), and the sun.  Anyone who uses a computer, tablet, or handheld device would benefit from this protection.   Please call the office today to find out more information about this exciting technology! 

March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month

Most eye injuries that occur in the workplace are preventable.

February is AMD Awareness Month!

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for those 65 years of age and older.  Are you aware of the ways to prevent it?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma, often called the "sneak thief of sight", is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of blindess in African Americans.  

Don’t let your Flex Spending Account (FSA) go to waste!

This may be a good time to evaluate how you are going to spend your flex spending account if you have not used it completely. If you have not had your eye examination this year yet, call us to set-up your appointment before the end of the year.  You may be able to use these funds for your examination fees, as well as glasses and contact lenses.

November is National Diabetes Month

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness?  The American Diabetes Association recommends you have a complete eye exam  every year if you were diagnosed with diabetes after you were 30 years old, or if you are younger and have had diabetes at least 5 years. ...

Blue Light Exposure

The American Medical Association has issued a policy recognizing that exposure to excessive light at night, including electronic screens, can lead to sleep loss, especially in children and adolescents.  Our practice proactively recommends Blu-Tech lenses to any and all patients, especially children, for work on computers, hand held devices and video games.  Visit to learn more about this great technology, and visit our office today to get your pair!


Congratulations to Dr Stewart on the birth of her son!  Chase Nicholas Ellison was born on 1/5/13- mom and baby are home and doing great!

July is Fireworks Safety Month

The 4th of July means celebrations- beach, BBQ's and fireworks displays.  While enjoying the time with friends and family- be sure to be safe!  In 2008, due of fireworks injuries, approximately 5,000 Americans were sent to the emergency room during the Fourth of July holiday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) About 1,000 of those injuries were to the eyes, including contusions, lacerations, debris in the eyes and burns. 


Holiday Closing 7/3/15

Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, for the holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, July 6th, at 8am.  Have a great weekend!

Sunglass Tips- Norwalk Daily Voice

Dr Stewart was featured in the Norwalk Daily Voice, speaking about the importance of sunglasses!

Introducing clariti contact lenses!

Norwalk Eye Care is proud to be one of the only providers of clairi daily disposable lenses.  These silicone hydrogel contact lenses allow more oxygen to pass through to your corneas, making the lenses more breathable, leading to a healthier lens experience.  The unique AquaGen technology attracts and binds water molecules, making the lenses extremely comfortable.  Call us today to try this new lens technology!

Thanksgiving Holiday

Our office will be closing early on Wednesday, November 26th, and will be closed on Thursday November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will resume our normal office hours on Friday, November 28th.  From all of us at Norwalk Eyecare- have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

September is Home Eye Safety Month

What steps are you taking to protect your eyes at home?

Labor Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd at 8am.  

Banana Repulic

We are excited to announce we have just added Banana Republic eyewear and sunglasses to our office.  Come take a look at these beautiful, classic frames!

LaFont Trunk Show- May 8th!

We are excited to announce our Spring Fashion Event, featuring the latest men's and women's frames and sunglasses by LaFont.  Please join us on May 8th, from 2-6 for an exclusive showing, special pricing, raffles, giveaways, refreshments and FUN!  We will be raffling off a pair of LaFont sunglasses to one lucky attendee!  We look forward to seeing you on May 8!


Our office will be closed today, February 3rd, due to inclement weather.  We will reopen tomorrow at 8am.  

Animal Toy Drive

Norwalk Eye Care will be participating in the Blankets and Bowls 2nd Annual Toy Drive for shelter animals.  Please drop off any new or gently used dog and cat toys, collars and leashes at our office to be delivered to local shelters and rescues.  Thank you, and happy holidays!


We are very excited to announce that we have added Rayban to our extensive sunglass collection.  Stop in today to try on some of newest styles!  

Introducing…Banana Republic!

Norwalk Eye Care is excited to introduce our latest line- Banana Republic!  These beautiful frames feature sophisticated colors, special temple treatments, and classic shapes to create a collection with everlasting appeal.  We welcome you to stop in today and try them on!

December is Toy Safety Month

Join with Prevent Blindness America and make this holiday season both enjoyable AND safe!!   Read the following for tips on choosing safe toys for your loved ones.

October is Halloween Safety Month

What precautions should you be taking this Halloween for your kids?   Prevent Blindess America has developed a list of precautions for kids to make trick or treating healthy, happy and safe! 1. Wear makeup instead of masks. Use mom's hypo-allergenic makeup if possible or purchase hypo-allergenic formulas. Have an adult apply...

Suffering from Fall Allergies?

Autumn allergies can be tough on all patients, whether they wear contact lenses, spectacles, or neither.  Instead of heading to your local drugstore to for over the counter relief, schedule an appointment to see Dr Feder or Dr Stewart.  Many systemic antihistamines can clear up runny noses and sneezing, but make ocular symptorms worse by decreasing team quantity and quality.  Dr Feder or Stewart will recommend the right treatment for your symptoms, and have you enjoying the beautiful fall weather and feeling great!

Transitions Vantage Lens

We are pleased to introduce one of the newest lens technologies- Transitions Vantage lenses! Until now, there have been clear lenses that darken, and sunglasses that are polarized.  But there has never been an every day lens that is able to both darken and polarize in outdoor light- until the Vantage lens!  These new lenses are photochromic and also have variable polarization that increases as the lenses get darker in outdoor light.  This gives you lenses that get darker, with crisper, sharper and more vivid vision, and less glare. 

We find these lenses to be great for every day use- visit the office today to learn more!

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Insurance News!

Norwalk Eye Care is now a provider for Cigna!  Be sure to call today to see if we are providers for your specific plan.

Proclear 1 Day Multifocal Contact Lenses Have Arrived!

We are excited to announce that we are one of the first practices in the country to receive the Proclear 1 Day Multifocal Lenses.  Enjoy crisp, clear vision at all distances, along with the exceptional comfort and convenience of a daily disposable lens.  Call our office today to see if these lenses are right for you!

Acuvue 1 Day Moist for Astigmatism

We are proud to be one of the first practices in the country to fit the Acuvue 1 Day Moist for Astigmatism!  Call the office today to schedule an appointment with Dr Stewart or Dr Feder and find out if this lens is right for you.

PRESS RELEASE- Norwalk Eye Care introduces the Diopsys NOVA VEP Vision Testing System

Norwalk Eye Care’s new Vision Test helps phyisicans detect vision disorders including Glaucoma, and helps track disease progression.


Please join us on Wednesday May 16, 4-7pm for our Spring Trunk Show!!!  More details to come....but mark this date in your calendar for an EXCLUSIVE preview of the latest spring fashions from Calvin Klein and Prodesign, special promotions, refreshments, raffles, and FUN!  Be sure to check our facebook page for updates, and stay tuned for more information, coming soon!

Costume Contacts

Does your Halloween costume include Lady Gaga or Avatar- like costume contacts? While these seem like an easy addition to any look, these contacts, like clear contacts, are medical devices and should be fit and prescribed by a professional.   Norwalk Eyecare is pleased to offer our patients some great...

Back to school!

     As summer draws to a close, make sure that eye exams become part of the back to school routine for your child.  Having healthy eyes and good vision is crucial to the learning process.  Children's vision also changes frequently, so making sure that glasses and contact lenses are...


Are you tired of wearing reading glasses over your contact lenses?  Want to gain independence from your progressive glasses?  Currently wear a multifocal or monovision prescription but want to try the newest technology?  Have your seen multifocal contact lenses on TV and wondered if they were right for you?

Introducing…the Hemingway Collection!

We are excited to add to our collection the Ernest Hemingway Eyeglass line.  These wonderful, fun frames have classic shapes, and have wonderful, rich colors.  They are the ultimate accessory to accompany this season’s retro stylings!


First Annual Spring Fashion Event

Thank you to all of our patients who came out for our First Annual Spring Fashion Event on Wednesday, May 18th.  We hope you enjoyed being the first to preview the latest spring and summer eyewear fashions, and the promotional savings, giveaways and prizes of the day!  We are already hard at work planning our next event, we hope to see you there!  Check our website and facebook page ( frequently for more information.


Congratulations to Dr Stewart for being voted BEST EYE DOCTOR IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY 2011 by the Fairfield County Weekly.  A link to her article can be found here:,0,1079677.story

Also, Norwalk Eye Care was voted one of the TOP THREE places to buy eyewear in Fairfield County.

THANK YOU to all our loyal patients, fans and friends- we are thankful for your support!

Did you know you can order your contact lenses through our website?

Click the link on the left of the screen, enter in your contact lens information, and they will be shipped directly to you at your home or office! 

Spring Fashion Event!

We are pleased and excited to share that we will also be previewing the brand new Tom Ford, Betsey Johnson, Fendi and Calvin Klein lines of frames and sunglasses at our exclusive FASHION EVENT on Wednesday, May 18 from 12-5pm. On hand will be frame stylists to help you select the very best eyewear and show you the newest styles straight from the runway.  Also, enjoy SAME DAY SAVINGS on these new styles.  And join us for refreshments, raffles, giveaways, and FUN!  This is an event you WILL NOT want to MISS!

RSVP at, and ADD US on facebook at for more information and updates!

Norwalk Eye Care on Yelp!

Norwalk Eye Care is now listed on Yelp!

Become a Fan of Norwalk Eye Care on Facebook

Our office Facebook page is a great way to keep informed on office events, news, and tips on keeping your eyes healthy and safe.  Become a fan today!


Suntrends sunglasses have just arrived at Norwalk Eyecare! These great polarized sunglasses are a great value-and their fashion forward design and glare absorbtion polarized lenses are a must-have for winter driving (especially the snow and ice we have been getting this winter!) Stop in today to take a look!

New Collections!

Have you visited our dispensary lately?  We are proud to introduce three new collections of eyewear- Tom Ford, Seven for Mankind, and Betsey Johnson.  Each line brings a unique look, whether it be a clean, classic mainstay, or a fun, brightly colored addition to your wardrobe-  stop in and take a look!

Celebrate World Sight Day October 14th

Having visited our practice you know that we care about our patients and about protecting your vision; we are also concerned about people around the world who lack access to quality vision care.  Because of this, Norwalk Eyecare, will celebrate World Sight Day Challenge on October 14. Optometry Giving Sight began recognizing World...

What Can Our Website Do For You?

At Norwalk Eyecare, we pride ourselves with using the latest technology in all aspects of our practice, whether it be through our website, during our eye exams, and in the spectacle lenses and contact lenses we recommend.  We also want to make your experience with our office as smooth and...

Fall Fashion!

Straight from the runway to our office- be sure to stop in and see the latest fashions in frames and sunglasses!  We are always introducing new styles and designers, and this fall is no exception.  There is no better time to update your look!...

Online Appointment Scheduling Now Available!

You can now request your next appointment online! Visit the Contact Us section of our site at anytime and complete the form.  We'll receive the form via email and call you back to confirm your appointment request. ...

Find us now on Facebook


Introducing DriveWear lenses

DriveWear lenses combine two of the latest lens technologies, NuPolar polarization and Transitions photochromic lenses, to create a lens that is free from glare and adjusts to varying light conditions, even behind the windshield of a car.   These lenses increase contrast and allow optimum vision in both low and bright...

Think About Your Eyes Week

 NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proclaimed the week of May 24 to May 30 as "Think About Your Eyes" week to educate the public on the importance of annual eye exams and other eye health issues.

Spring Sunglass Event!

Please stop in for our spring sunglass event!

Norwalk Eye Care introduces LATISSE, the first and only FDA approved treatment for thicker, longer eyelashes.

LATISSE (Allergan) is an FDA approved, once daily topical prescriptive treament to grow thicker, darker, longer lashes.  Latisse users can expect to experience eyelash changes in as little as eight weeks, with full results in 16 weeks.  Please schedule a consultation with Dr Feder or Dr Stewart to get started today!

See the world in high definition!

How would you like to see sharper, brighter, crisper and clearer with your eyeglasses?

Jennifer L. Stewart, OD joins Norwalk Eye Care

Norwalk Eyecare is proud to welcome our new associate, Dr Jennifer L. Stewart.