Welcome To The Practice of Dr. Martin D. Arkin

Our mission is to provide each and every patient with the most professional and comprehensive eye examination available today. We treat our patients in a very warm and friendly manner ensuring a thoroughly positive experience.

Dr. Martin D. Arkin has been serving Fairfield County for over thirty years offering his patients a congenial environment while providing the most advanced technology available. In addition to the comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Arkin and his staff provide a wide range of services through the use of state of the art instruments and technology that enhance current methods to diagnose and treat eye disease.

We also provide our patients with an extensive range of eyewear ranging from an affordable selection to a broad designer collection. Eyeglasses are accurately fabricated in our professional onsite optical lab managed by our licensed optician, which will afford only the highest quality workmanship along with timely delivery.

To find out more, come see us today!

Focus on Contact Lenses

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Dr. Arkin practices optometry to the fullest scope recognized by the state of Connecticut. As a practice specializing in Advanced Optometric Care we provide a number of services for our patients.

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Eye Exams for Children

As a parent, you may wonder whether your pre-schooler has a vision problem or when a first eye exam should be scheduled.

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Q&A with Dr. Arkin

Dr. Arkin Answers Your Eyecare Questions

What is Prokera?

Porkera is a therapeutic device used to protect, repair and heal damaged eye surfaces. Prokera is made by fastening a piece of amniotic membrane to a polycarbonate ring. Amniotic tissue is part of the placenta. It is the tissue closest to the baby throughout development in the womb. The membrane protects the baby from any harm and it has natural therapeutic actions which help the baby develop. This tissue has healing properties that aid in ocular surface repair.

What does Prokera do?
The amniotic membrane tissue in Prokera has natural therapeutic actions that help damaged eye surfaces heal. Eyes treated with Prokera have quicker healing, less scarring, and less inflammation and related pain. The amniotic membrane is thin and clear and protects your eye’s damaged tissue while inserted.

Is it safe?
Prokera is a safe, effective treatment provided by a tissue bank regulated by the FDA. The tissue has passed numerous quality control tests before it is provided to your doctor.

What eye diseases does Prokera treat?
Prokera is used to treat Keratitis, corneal scars, chemical burns, corneal defects, partial limbal stem cell deficiency, and many other ocular surface diseases with inflammation, including severe dry eye.

How does the procedure work? Is it painful?
Prokera is similar to a large contact lens. You may experience a foreign body sensation, but it does not hurt.

How do I learn more? More information may be obtained at www.biotissue.com.

Meet Our Doctor


Dr. Martin D. Arkin

Dr. Arkin graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, and has practiced in Norwalk since that time.   He has been certified in post graduate training allowing him to practice Advanced Optometric Care which means that his patients experience the most advanced medical eyecare available today, including the diagnosis and treatment of...

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Dr. Martin D. Arkin, P.C.

148 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Closed
We are closed one Saturday a month, please call in advance for Saturday appointments.

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