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Stephen N. Polezonis, OD

Stephen N. Polezonis, OD graduated from Frank Scott Bunnell High School in Stratford, CT in June 1973, received his BA in History from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, in May 1977 and has studied at Trinity College, Hartford, CT (Economics), Central Connecticut State University (Basic Sciences and Mathematics) and the University of Houston (Life Sciences and pre-Optometry). He received his Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in May 1987, his Therapeutics Certification from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1992 and his Advanced Optometric Practice Certification and Diplomate in Glaucoma from the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1996.

Dr. Polezonis has been in practice in central Connecticut since 1987 in a variety of settings including private practice, group Optometric and multi-disciplinary group practice. Presently he is the Chief Clinician at the New Britain Lions Community Eye Clinic, located on the campus of the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain and he practices with Doctors Joseph Pavano and Lauren Guzik at DOCTOR PAVANO & Associates offering full scope Optometric care in New Britain and Bristol. Dr. Polezonis offers comprehensive eye examinations for children and adults, ocular disease treatment and management (including glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy), refractive surgery and cataract surgery co-management and contact lens fitting.

Dr. Polezonis not only provides primary eye care at the New Britain Lions Eye Clinic and DOCTOR PAVANO & Associates locations he also participates in volunteer eye screenings for the Lions Club and for the Connecticut Association of Optometrists (CAO), including local lions club screenings, the Hispanic Health Fair in Hartford and the Veterans' Stand Down in Rocky Hill. He is an advisor to the Lions Low Vision Center, the Lions Eye Health Program and the Lions Pediatric Screening Initiative.

The New Britain Lions Community Eye Clinic is located at 33 Highland Street in New Britain and serves residents of New Britain and surrounding communities who have no access to health insurance and cannot afford eye care and/or eye wear. For an appointment please call 860-225-4033.

DOCTOR PAVANO & Associates have two offices to serve you: 198 East Main Street, New Britain, CT 06051 and 927 Farmington Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010.

To book an appointment in New Britain please call 860-223-7900; in Bristol please call 860-589-6475. Most major insurances are accepted.

Dr. Polezonis is a member of the American Optometric Association, The Connecticut Association of Optometrists (serving as Vice President, and as a member of the Academic Committee), serves as an examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and is on the boards of the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation (CLERF) and the Connecticut Eye Bank. He is also on the Allergan Pharmaceutical speakers panel as well as the advisory panels of Alcon and B&L pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Polezonis was recognized by the Connecticut Association of Optometrists as the CAO's "2012 Optometrist of the Year" for his volunteer work for the Lions as well as for the optometric profession.

Dr. Steve Polezonis, OD
Doctor Pavano & Associates
(l to r) Stephen Polezonis, OD, Joseph Pavano, OD and Lauren Guzik, OD

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