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Lifetime Eyecare & Contact Lens Center

Primary Location
153 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-934-1400
Fax: 203-933-6817

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday*9:00am*5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
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Dr. Robert P. Mingrone, Optometrist, along with his son, Tom, participated in the 18th annual VOSH-CT mission to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua from January 7th to 16th. This was Dr. Mingrone's eighth trip. The acronym, VOSH, represents Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity and the VOSH-CT chapter, headquartered here in Connecticut serves the San Juan del Sur area of Nicaragua.

The team consisted of 8 eye doctors, six of whom are from Connecticut, 40 optometric students from both the University of Berkeley School of Optometry, State University of New York College of Optometry, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - School of Optometry, 1 optician and a number of translators and ancillary staff from both the U.S. and Nicaragua. Tom worked in the dispensary, dispensing eyeglasses. The doctors and students examined over 3200 patients over a 4 day period. Most patients needed eyeglasses for distance, reading or bifocals which were dispensed on site.

People living in Nicaragua are more susceptible to eye diseases such as dry eye, pterygia (a superficial eye inflammation), and cataracts because of its proximity to the Equator where the level of UV radiation is intense. These diseases, along with glaucoma were often detected and those that could be were treated with eyedrops. Sunglasses were also dispensed in order to minimize the risk of these eye conditions. No surgery was performed.

A secondary benefit to the mission was the mentoring of the optometric students. Five students worked side by side with each doctor and were encouraged to ask numerous questions. Dr. Mingrone took every opportunity to teach the 4 students who worked with him in Clinica Quatros, and the experience was very rewarding for both the students and doctor.

Dr. Mingrone looks forward to his next mission in January 2017.

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153 Saw Mill Road
West Haven, CT 06516
203-934-1400

 

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Shelton, CT 06484
203-925-8515




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Lifetime Eyecare is a very comfortable place to for all your eyecare needs!  They have a large selection of eyewear and a very caring and friendly staff! ☆☆☆☆☆!!!

Brenda B.
West Haven, CT

Office Hours

West Haven
DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday*9:00am*5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00am 9:00am 9:00am *9:00am 9:00am 9:00am Closed
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm *5:00pm 5:00pm 12:00pm Closed
Shelton Office
DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday*9:00am*5:00pm
Friday9:00am5:00pm
Saturday9:00am12:00pm
SundayClosedClosed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00am 9:00am 9:00am *9:00am 9:00am 9:00am Closed
5:00pm 5:00pm 12:00pm *5:00pm 5:00pm 12:00pm Closed

*Hours by appointment every other Thursday until 7pm.

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