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Progressive Eye Care
Optometrists in Farmington and Southbury, CT

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Progressive Eye Care is a group of Optometrists and Opticians with the experience, dedication and personal attention to handle children and adult vision care. We are here to address your needs – from eye nutrition, to glasses, to contact lenses and Lasik. Capable of fitting you with the latest eyeglass styles including European designs, sport and sun performance styles, Ray-Bans and other popular brands.

We have been serving the Greater Hartford, Waterbury and Danbury, Connecticut Areas since 1989. We always welcome new patients and are honored by your referrals. We accept most insurance plans and offer hours to suit every family’s schedule, with evening and Saturday appointments available. Schedule an appointment today!

Why Choose Us?

Our highly trained and compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.


Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.


We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

Sharp Vision & Healthy Eyes in Farmington and Southbury

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables lenses, check out our selection of contact lenses that fit your needs.

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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

I have been with Progressive Eye Care for 3 years now and once again am amazed of the caring attitude of the staff. I was told I would need to see a specialist for a for a recently diagnosed eye condition. I had not heard from the Specialists office after a week and called Progressive Eye Care to check on things. I spoke with Aaron who assured me he would look into it and get back to me before days end.... he did call back to let me know the status of our previous conversation. He must have felt how concerned I was of the unknown and passed that info along to Dr Kimball.... Dr. Kimball called me after hours to see how I was and calm my fears, his kindness and willingness to reach out to be sure I was OK goes a long way with me. You just don’t find that now a days. Thank you Dr Kimball, I slept sound last night and was very much encouraged by our conversation.... would HIGHLY recommend Progressive Eye Care!
4 days ago
- Dana f.

Ask Drs. Kimball and Richardson About Dry Eyes...

What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. For patients with more advanced dry eye, there are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.

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Our Selection of Eye Glasses and Frames in Farmington, CT

Emergency Eye Care Services

Progressive Eye Care offers emergency services that require immediate and urgent eye care. If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of it. Immediately seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. We understand ocular emergencies can arise at any time.

Please call either of our offices at: Farmington (860) 269-6772 & Southbury (203) 344-7721 for further instructions. If you feel your vision issue is urgent, do not delay treatment – visit your nearest emergency treatment center.

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Progressive Eye Care

20 Waterside Dr. Suite 102
Farmington, CT 06032

Progressive Eye Care

1449 Old Waterbury Rd. Suite 304
Southbury, CT 06488
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