Coastal Eye Surgeons

Omar Shakir, MD, MBA

Ophthalmologist & Fellowship Trained Retina Specialist located in Greenwich, CT

About Dr. Shakir

Board-certified ophthalmologist Omar Shakir, MD MBA, brings more than half a decade of experience in eye care to Coastal Eye Surgeons, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, serving patients throughout Fairfield County.

Dr. Shakir is the founding partner of Coastal Eye Surgeons and specializes in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He is also a Clinical Instructor at Yale University. Dr. Shakir obtained his Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, followed by an internship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He subsequently completed a residency at the University of Florida followed by a two-year vitreous and retina surgery fellowship at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Dr. Shakir grew up in Florida near Cape Canaveral on the Space Coast. Before pursuing a career in ophthalmology, he played Division III college baseball at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

At Coastal Eye Surgeons, Dr. Shakir provides a boutique-style setting that features the latest technologies and always puts patients first. He performs most treatments in office and tailors care to each individual’s unique health history and concerns. 

Dr. Shakir and the team provide a full suite of optical services, including treatment for cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, floaters, cornea problems and eye allergies. He also offers laser cataract surgery, retinal surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery.

To receive the best, most comprehensive ophthalmic care for you and your family, partner with Dr. Shakir and the team at Coastal Eye Surgeons. Call the office or click the online booking tool to request your consultation today. 

Coastal Eye Surgeons

COVID-19 Update

At Coastal Eye, we have been working hard to maintain a safe environment for our patients. The office is open for any eye problems you may be having, but we can also perform telemedicine visits if you prefer. In addition to our efforts to meticulously clean each room thoroughly in between patients and at the end of the day, please expect the following for your safety:

  • All patients should wear a mask or mouth/nose covering
  • If possible, only the patient should come into the office. Spouses, friends, or other companions should wait in the car in order to lessen exposure
  • If you have an outstanding bill, please feel free to call and we can process it over the phone with your credit card rather than in person

Most importantly, if you have:

  • experienced any coronavirus-like symptoms; fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, shaking chills, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, fever, or
  • have tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • been exposed to an individual with known COVID-19, please call 203-900-7911. We can reschedule you to a time when you feel better or have been cleared by your doctor

Finally, thank you for your patience through this challenging time. Your support of us - as a small business and a group of healthcare workers- is what makes us proud to serve our local community

Major Insurances Accepted

Please give our office a call if you have any further questions regarding insurance. Thank you!

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Shakir, his staff, and environment rank on the top shelf. I highly recommend for your retina & cataract issues."

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    "Great experience. State of the art equipment. Excellent and caring bedside manner. I'm so glad we found Dr. Shakir."

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    "My exam and history was very thorough. I was presented with conservative as well as alternative solutions for my condition. My expectations were vastly exceeded."

    John F.
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    "He went above & beyond to make arrangements for my surgery to be scheduled immediately. The office is state of the art and the equipment is of the latest technology "

    Irene F.
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    Dr. Shakir made me feel very comfortable and addressed all my concerns. Very professional and friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone needing eye surgery.

    Frank B.
Coastal Eye Surgeons
600 W. Putnam Ave, Lower Level
Greenwich, CT 06830
Phone: 203-900-7911
Fax: 203-900-7911
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