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Meet Your Fairfield Eye Care Expert

There’s a reason Dr. Shakir is heavily regarded as one of the most passionate and talented eye doctors in Fairfield CT. Not only does he love what he does, but he has put the time and effort in to earn his stripes in the ophthalmology field. He continues to raise the bar of what it means to be an eye doctor. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from Albany Medical College, Dr. Shakir completed an internship at Johns Hopkins University, a residency at the University of Florida, and fellowship at Yale University. He has since become a Clinical Instructor at Yale University and is always staying up-to-date with the latest technology and science. If you’re looking for a trusted and well-prepared eye doctor in Fairfield CT, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Shakir and the rest of his team at Coastal Eye Surgeons are just a phone call away. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any vision problem you’re having -- we can’t wait to help you treat it!

Fairfield Eye Care You Can Trust

Your eyes are just as precious as any other organ in the human body, so it’s only right they get treated as such. Of course, that’s going to require state-of-the-art technology, advanced equipment, and the world’s most effective and safe techniques. At Coastal Eye Surgeons, you receive all of the above. We are the only ones in Fairfield County and the surrounding areas to offer laser floater removal, a non-invasive way to treat your floaters. Dr. Shakir specializes in treating and diagnosing a variety of eye conditions and eye diseases, including:

  • Laser Cataract Surgery - cataracts are clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which occurs when proteins build up on the lens. 
  • Floaters & Flashes - a floater is a small speck that moves within your field of vision, while flashes are quick flashes of light.
  • Macular Degeneration - an ophthalmologist can help reduce blurred vision caused when the macula begins to wear down. 
  • Glaucoma - a group of eye conditions that are caused by a damaged optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain.
  • Retinal & Corneal Issues - Dr. Shakir is trained to diagnose and treat any damage to the retina or cornea of the eye.
  • Dry Eyes - in addition to being annoying and frustrating to deal with, dry eyes can cause a wide amount of damage to your eyes.
  • Eye Allergies - learning how to manage your eye allergies is extremely important to living a happy and healthy life. 
  • Diabetic Retinopathy - contact us immediately if you’re experiencing any eye issues related to or caused by diabetes. 

We understand there are a wide range of issues that can arise with an individual’s eyesight and vision, especially as they grow older. That’s why we’re committed to helping Fairfield residents with all of their eye care needs -- whether they need a checkup or a surgical procedure.

What Makes Coastal Eye Surgeons Stand Out?

When most people visit Coastal Eye Surgeons for the first time, they’re stunned by the unique approach we take.

With a boutique-style approach to modern-day ophthalmology, we like to make our patients feel at home when providing quality vision care to the Fairfield community.

Not only is Dr. Shakir equipped with the most highly-advanced equipment available to ophthalmologists today, but he specializes in cutting-edge treatments for laser cataract surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, and any other eye care Stamford residents are experiencing.

With his unique and dedicated approach, Dr. Shakir has made a name for himself as the only ophthalmologist that offers cataract surgery and retina surgery at the same time. We use the newest technology, including the femtosecond laser, micropulse laser, and the FDA-approved intraocular lenses.

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What Can an Eye Exam Detect?

Visiting your eye doctor in Fairfield CT on a regular basis is extremely important to long-term eye health. They should be a part of your normal health routine every 1-2 years, but your ophthalmologist might request you visit more often if they feel it’s needed or beneficial. 

While an eye exam isn’t designed to treat an eye condition or disease, it still plays an enormous role in the prevention and treatment process. Not only do they detect eye disease, but a regular visit allows these diseases to be detected much earlier than once before.

Early detection results in a more effective treatment plan, which results in your vision being preserved over a much longer period of time. Anyone who has ever experienced the effects of an eye disease understands how much of a blessing it is to have an effective treatment plan.

An eye exam goes a long way in protecting you and your family from disease, especially when administered by the highest-rated ophthalmologist Fairfield CT has to offer. See our other ct locations like New Canaan.

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