Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision - many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrists takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Uncasville, Newington, and Mystic Eye Doctors:
Dr. Mitchel Strand graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. He is certified in Advanced Ocular Therapeutics and has been enjoying the practice of primary eye care for over 30 years. Dr. Strand is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometry where he is currently serving on the board of directors. Dr. Strand has served as a clinical instructor and guest lecturer as well as a consultant to the contact lens industry. Dr. Strand is a diplomate of the American Optometric Association. His patient care interests include specialty contact lenses and treatment of eye diseases.
Dr. Regina Strand graduated from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. She is certified in Advanced Ocular Therapeutics and is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometry. Dr. Regina was appointed to the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Optometry in 2010 and is on the board of the Connecticut Radio Information Service (CRIS). Dr. Strand is a diplomate of the American Optometric Association. Her special interests include providing low vision care to patients with visual impairments. She has been providing primary eye care for over 30 years in Southeastern Connecticut.
Dr. Christina Romano holds a Doctorate from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. Dr. Romano is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. Dr. Romano’s interests include pediatric through geriatric patients as well as ocular disease. Dr. Romano is currently seeing patients from our Newington office.
Dr. Luke Ferrin graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. He is a member of the American Optometric Association as well as the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. His interests include providing primary eye care to patients of all ages and treating ocular disease. Dr. Ferrin is currently seeing patients at our Uncasville location.
In his free time he enjoys exploring the outdoors with his wife and children. Dr. Ferrin enjoys learning about new cultures and can speak Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Erica Shuder is a Long Island native and 2013 Providence College graduate. After she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology, Dr. Shuder attended The State University of New York College of Optometry, where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry in 2017.
Dr. Shuder focused her clinical externships in ocular disease and primary care while rotating at West Point Keller Army Community Hospital, Northport VA Medical Center and different private practice settings. She enjoys providing comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages and is committed to helping her patients see their best.
Dr. Shuder is an active member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association. In her free time, she enjoys working out within the Peloton community, hiking and traveling.