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OUR OPTOMETRIC TEAM


Meet our optometric team in Trumbull, Stamford, Southport, & Norwalk, Connecticut. We offer a full range of eye health services to our patient family of all ages - all with personalized attention and a smile. In our eye care office, every patient is treated warmly. Individualized attention is the foundation of our care, to ensure that your eyes remain healthy.

Our mission is to provide exceptional vision care to patients of all ages.

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Randy Schulman M.S., O.D., F.C.O.V.D.

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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. She also is 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, and visual difficulties in the developmentally delayed. In addition, she has lectured and published on vision and autism. Dr. Schulman specializes in behavioral optometry, vision therapy, pediatrics, learning disabilities, and preventative, integrative, and alternative vision care for all ages. Dr. Schulman enjoys reading, taking yoga and Zumba classes, and spending time with her children, Jordan, Jared, and Jessie.

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Jason Grygier O.D.

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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 and 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 and passionate, but haphazard tennis player. He loves spending time with his Westie dog, Cameron, and twenty-two-year-old cat, Misty.

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Sonia Singh O.D.

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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 and eye turns, as well as patients with traumatic brain injuries. In her spare time, she enjoys running and yoga.

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Jacqueline Benoit O.D., F.A.A.O.

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Dr. Benoit graduated magna cum laude from Colgate University with a degree in neuroscience. She earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the SUNY College of Optometry and completed a Combined Contact Lens and Ocular Disease residency program at the Havener Eye Institute at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Benoit was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honors Society throughout her four years of optometry school. She was the recipient of the 2019 GP Lens Institute Clinical Excellence Award for Outstanding Clinical Proficiency in Contact Lenses, the Beta Sigma Kappa Award for Academic Excellence and the Dr. William M. Eisenberg Memorial Award for Excellence in Ocular Disease. Dr. Benoit is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Benoit specializes in rigid contact lens fitting for complex corneal conditions including keratoconus, corneal scarring, post-corneal transplant and severe ocular surface disease. She has extensive experience fitting soft, hybrid, RGP, and scleral contact lenses. Dr. Benoit also provides primary eyecare, ocular disease management and pre/post-op care. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking and singing.

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David Spengler O.D.

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Dr. Spengler is originally from the suburbs of Buffalo, NY. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.  He then went on to attend SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. While at the College of Optometry he developed a passion for vision therapy and pediatrics. He was awarded the Optelec Excellence in Low Vision award in 2020. Dr. Spengler joins EyeCare Associates as our yearly SUNY resident doctor, focusing primarily with vision therapy patients and vision rehabilitation. In his spare time Dr. Spengler enjoys rooting for his hometown Buffalo Bills and any activity that allows him to be outdoors.

Why did you decide to become an optometrist?

Growing up, my Dad was a social worker at a school for the blind. My Mom and brothers and I would visit my Dad at work and my interest in vision developed from there.

What's your favorite part about working at ECA?

I enjoy hearing from patients who are towards the end of their vision therapy regimen on how the therapy has helped change their life.

What is your most inspirational patient story?

One patient in particular had been struggling with vertigo and motion sickness. She was unable to drive before starting vision therapy. Over the course of 12 sessions she regained the ability to drive herself around town and thus regained her freedom.

What is your patient care philosophy?

I believe in treating each and every patient as if they are somebody I will have a relationship for the rest of my life. Each patient requires something different, and they should be treated as such.

What would you want every patient to know about their eye health?

There is more to vision than just being able to read the 20/20 line of letters on the eye chart.

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Justin Rapp O.D.

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Dr. Justin Rapp is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then obtained his doctoral degree in 2011 from SUNY College of Optometry. Dr. Rapp's clinical experience exposed him to a diverse array of areas ranging from Ocular Disease, Vision Therapy, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Specialty Contact Lenses. He received advanced training in Primary Care and Ocular Disease, completing externships at the Tucson VA Medical Center and OMNI Surgical Center in Atlanta. Dr. Rapp has extensive work experience with a variety of ocular pathology, as well as dry eye, and refractive conditions.  He is licensed to practice Optometry in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

When not in the office, he can probably be found at a Crossfit gym or cooking up something delicious.

Why did you decide to become an optometrist?

I grew up playing in my cousin's office, who had his optometry practice built in the garage of his house. I specifically remember being hyper-focused on the phoropter because I loved the way the lenses moved around and around. At 8 years old, I made a project on what I wanted to be when I grew up, and after astronaut and comedian, optometrist came in as #3! I'd consider that as an accomplishment achieved!

What's your favorite part about working at ECA?

Favorite part is joining a team that seems so supportive of one another. I am so excited to work with all of my coworkers and to be able to provide so many different solutions to a variety of vision problems through each doctor's individual specialty and skills.

What is your most inspirational patient story?

My most inspirational patient story was working with a patient who kept saying she felt "strange." She was having a hard time focusing mentally and visually, occasionally reported having double vision, and her eyelids kept drooping throughout the day. Even her speech was somewhat affected. She came to me for new glasses to fix the vision issues, but confided that she didn't trust her primary doctor to address these problems. After a few tests and consultation with a nearby neurologist, we were able to identify a neurological condition called myasthenia gravis. This patient started to feel better after starting the appropriate medication. It improved her quality of life drastically and I made a lifelong friend/patient.

What is your patient care philosophy?

To provide every patient with the utmost professional care, as well as personalized attention, with a little bit of laughter on the side!

What would you want every patient to know about their eye health?

Just because you can see "well" doesn't mean you have healthy eyes and a functional visual system. Everyone needs to consult with an eye care provider for baseline screening!

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What our Eye Doctors Have to Say...

At our Trumbull, Southport, Norwalk and Stamford eye care clinics, we handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Expert eye care solutions should be convenient and easy, and we excel in serving all your vision needs while maximizing the convenience. We are devoted to helping you maximize your vision, so you can enjoy the highest quality of life!

SUNY - Internship Program

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Our residency program is a prestigious program for teaching future eye doctors about Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation and vision therapy. Our residents get to learn from our doctors working with patients that almost no other college can offer, out of about 20 vision therapy programs in the country, we are the only practice that offers this type of environment, and we’re partnered with SUNY, who has 42 sites for optometry residents. Out of those, 10 or 12 are vision therapy programs. We’re proud to be the only private practice in the country affiliated with SUNY.

Our residents love having more exposure to patients, learn practice management skills, more continuity, experiencing a family practice feel, and even learn the basics of contact lens training & full scope care. All of these are covered unlike a vision therapy clinic at a school that is very limited. We can’t claim to have nicer teachers, but we know that our exclusive program is a very competitive one receiving many applicants each year.

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Emergency Eye Care Information

Please call our office at Trumbull 203-374-2020, Southport 203-255-4005, Norwalk 203-840-1991 or Stamford 203-357-0204 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.