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 35 years.
Carol’s warmth and kindness are her trademarks and she resides in Guilford with her husband, Mike. She enjoys spending time with her grown children and grandchildren, going on eye care mission trips, which have included Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Haiti and most recently Tanzania.
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.
Dr. Nicole Aucoin joined the Eye Doctors team in 2022 after spending nine years working for a large multi specialty practice in New York City. She performs comprehensive eye exams, soft contact lens fits, emergency eye care, cataract post operative care, and treatment and management of ocular diseases.
Dr. Aucoin earned her bachelor's degree from Duquesne University, graduating suma cum laude. She then attended SUNY College of Optometry earning her Doctorate in Optometry and was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa honor society.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys cooking, crocheting, and exploring the CT Shoreline. She lives in North Guilford with her husband, Konstantin, and their two young children.