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.
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.
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 studied 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a Doctor of Optometry degree. After receiving his degree, he 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.
Dr. Shaby has achieved fellowship status in the American Academy of Optometry and in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He maintains membership in the American Optometric Association and in the Connecticut Association of Optometry.
In 2017 he joined EyeCare Associates.
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
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 residentys. 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.