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Dr. Martin D. Arkin and Dr. David J. Folman - Proudly Serving The Eye Care Needs of Norwalk

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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.

The team of Dr. Martin D. Arkin and Dr. David J. Folman has been delivering their Fairfield County patients with the best ocular health using the most advanced technology available. In addition to comprehensive eye exams, Dr. Arkin, Dr. Folman, and their staff provide a wide range of services including Pediatric Eye Exams, Dry Eye Treatment, Specialty Contact Lens services, and Myopia Control 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 Kris Brown, our licensed optician, which will afford only the highest quality workmanship along with timely delivery.

We also proudly serve the residents of Westport, Weston, Wilton, Darien, and New Canaan!

Why Choose Us?


Our highly trained, compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

Sharp Vision & Healthy Eyes


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If you have dry eyes, you don’t need to suffer. There are a number of treatment options that we can help you with at our clinic in Norwalk, CT

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Whether you wear daily, biweekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Dr. Folman specializes in eye exams for kids. A child's focusing and oculomotor systems play important roles in learning and behavior.

What Our Patients Have to Say....

Ask Dr. Folman and Dr. Arkin a Question | Dry Eye


What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

For mild to moderate dry eye, treatments may include over the counter products such as artificial tears, vitamin supplements, warm compresses, and moisture googles.  More severe dry eye may be treated with prescription medications, implanted punctal plugs, or Prokera amniotic membranes.  Our doctors will recommend certain products based on your particular signs and symptoms.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.

PROKERA is a therapeutic device used by our eye doctors to help repair and encourage healing of damaged eye surfaces. PROKERA is made by clipping a piece of amniotic membrane tissue in between two rings made out of a clear, flexible material. Prokera facilitates faster healing, relieves pain, reduces scarring, and decreased inflammation.

In particular, Prokera is effective at treating:

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Keratitis
  • Chemical burns
  • Corneal ulcers, abrasions, erosions, inflammation, and infections
  • Bullous keratopathy

These hard-to-fit contacts are rigid gas permeable lenses that have an extra-large diameter. They vault completely over your cornea, coming to rest on the whites of your eye (called the sclera). Scleral lenses thereby cover the irregular corneal surface with a rounded optical surface, helping you to achieve the clear vision – even if you have keratoconus.

As the shape of scleral lenses creates a bridge over the eye, it leaves a gap that fills with tears. This pocket of tears enhances a comfortable vision for people with dry eyes, which makes scleral lenses a great option for people with severe dry eye syndrome.

Meet Our Specialists


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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...
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Dr. David Folman grew up in Fairfield County, and is proud to live and work in Norwalk, Connecticut. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry from...

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Dr. Martin D. Arkin

148 East Avenue, Suite 3C
Norwalk, CT 06851

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SPECIAL NOTICE ON OFFICE HOURS DURING THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK

All visits are by appointment only! 

Please call our office to be sure that we are open.

 

Please note: We are closed for lunch Monday 1:30-2:30 and Tuesday through Friday 1:30 -2:00

*Open every other Saturday - please call first.

Please call: (203) 866-3280 for further instructions.

We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.

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We’re open for routine and emergency eyecare. We go above and beyond to keep our patients safe from COVID-19. Read about our office changes & Schedule your appointment here.