Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet our doctors:
Dr. Monya Elgart is a native of Old Saybrook and Old Lyme. She is an alumnus of Lyme-Old Lyme High School and received her degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston. Dr. Monya (as she is called) is certified in Advanced Ocular Therapeutics and a member of the American Optometric Association, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and she has been practicing optometry for 20 years. Monya is very good at combining fun with her practice, and her eye exams usually involve a lot of laughter. She resides in Killingworth with her husband Richard and her dogs, Coco and Doc.
Dr. Gordon received her undergraduate degree from Lehigh University and earned her Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. She is certified in Advanced Ocular Therapeutics. Dr. Gordon is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and she has been practicing primary eye care in CT for over 30 years. Carol’s warmth and kindness are her trademarks and she resides in Madison with her husband Mike, where they have raised their 4 children, Matt, Emily, Jake and Zach. She enjoys eye care mission trips, which have included Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Haiti and most recently Tanzania!
Dr. Nikki Yee has been a member of the Eye Doctors family since 2012. She has received numerous professional awards and was featured in Women in Optometry magazine after graduating valedictorian from SUNY State College of Optometry in 2011. Dr. Yee completed a post-doctoral residency program at the West Haven VA Medical Center, focusing on the specialties of Ocular Disease and Low Vision services for the visually impaired. Dr. Yee is passionate about primary care and pediatric optometry, and she specializes in performing children’s examinations for the Eye Doctors team. Originally from Miami, Florida, Dr. Yee has now settled on the shoreline in Madison where she resides with her husband, Andrew, and her young son, Logan.
Dr. Pinn received his undergraduate degree from SCSU and following four years of teaching, earned his optometry degree at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He is certified in Advanced Optometric Vision Care. Dr. Pinn is a member and previous President of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and the Old Saybrook Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), as well as a member of the American Optometric Association. A dedicated servant to the optometric community, Dr. Pinn was Chairman for and served as a member of the Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Optometry under five Connecticut governors and has twice been awarded Connecticut’s Optometrist of the Year. Ed has been practicing optometry on the shoreline for over 40 years where he has raised his two children, Toby and Marc. He resides in Old Lyme with his wife, Linda.
Dr. Nicholas Vezzoli received his Undergraduate degree from Providence College and his Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston with Clinical Honors. Dr. Vezzoli focused his clinical externships in Ocular Disease at Boston Medical Center, Low Vision Rehabilitation at the West Haven VA Medical Center and primary eye care in private practice settings. His passion in the field is contact lens fittings, including Scleral Lenses for Keratoconic patients. Dr. Vezzoli is excited to join the Eye Doctors family and return to his hometown of Old Lyme where in his spare time he enjoys fishing, boating, and photography.
Dr. Bennett graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After entering the field of optometry as a vision therapist and optician, she continued her education at SUNY College of Optometry, where she graduated with her Doctorate in Optometry in 2013.
Dr. Bennett administers ocular health and functional vision evaluations to patients of all ages, including those with a history of headaches, double vision, academic difficulties, and those suffering from concussions. She is available to see patients Tuesdays and Saturdays in our Guilford location.Dr. Bennett lives with her husband, Mike, and their daughter, Ava, in Shelton. They enjoy going on hikes and traveling together.