your community eye experts

“Dr. Shakir is a fantastic doctor. I am so lucky to be in his care. He is extremely knowledgeable and also very kind and compassionate.” Mary Genta

“Good Services, good Attention, very friendly the nurses!! They take care of me!” Franco Murillo

“Great experience. State of the art equipment. Excellent and caring bedside manner. I’m so glad we found Dr. Shakir.” M G

“Dr. Shakir is thorough, pleasant and takes time to answer your questions. He has a beautiful office and friendly staff.” Kara Kolenik


About Coastal Eye Surgeons

Greenwich’s Premier Eye Center

Coastal Eye Surgeons brings to Greenwich state-of-the-art eye care with a human touch. We offer cutting edge diagnostic equipment, lasers and surgical techniques but we remember that YOU come first. Our physicians and staff take the time to listen to you and treat you as a member of the family. Professional doesn’t have to feel cold and unemotional. The goal is to provide you with the highest quality eye care imaginable while making you feel at home. You will find that our boutique-style clinic goes much deeper than appearance. The least we can do is try to make you feel comfortable and informed while you put your trust in our skilled hands…


Omar Shakir, MD MBA

Omar Shakir, MD MBA

Dr. Shakir is the founding partner of Coastal Eye Surgeons. He is a Yale fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He serves as an Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Yale University.
Highly personalized eye care and surgery is what he considers the pride of his practice. Dr. Shakir completed medical school at Albany Medical College and was part of the prestigious Leadership in Medicine program. In medical school, Dr. Shakir earned multiple ophthalmology research awards and spent time at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University doing world-class research. He furthered his medical training with internship at Johns Hopkins University and residency at the University of Florida. He then went on to complete a two-year Vitreous and Retina Surgery Fellowship at Yale University.
Dr. Shakir was born and raised on the Space Coast of Florida. He left the Sunshine State after high school for the Empire State where he played Division III College Baseball and was a Liberty League Scholar-Athlete at Union College. As a Presidential scholar at Union, he graduated with honors in Political Science and Biology.