Dr. Arkin and Dr. Folman practice optometry to the fullest scope recognized by the state of Connecticut.
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 eye diseases.
As a past member of the board of directors for both the Fairfield County Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, Dr. Arkin remains very active in all aspects of current optometric standard of care both in education and legislation.
Dr. Arkin has been a member of the American Optometric Association since the beginning of his practice, and is a founding member of the Independent Doctors of Optometric Care (IDOC). IDOC is an association that represents only optometrists practicing independently to the highest degree of full scope advanced optometric care.
Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) is a technique that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses during all waking hours for many nearsighted people. Dr. Arkin has been certified to fit these specially designed contact lenses.
As a certified affiliate of The Laser Center (TLC), Dr. Arkin performs all the tests necessary to ensure that the patient is a good candidate for the Lasik procedure, and does all the post-op care as well.
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 the New England College of Optometry. He previously completed a Bachelor of Arts at Skidmore College (Cum Laude), where he double-majored in political economics and music, followed by a post-baccalaureate pre-medical certification at Tufts University. Dr. Folman is a member of the American Optometric Association, and their Contact Lens and Cornea Section, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, and the Scleral Lens Education Society.
His interests include scleral contact lenses, pediatrics, glaucoma management, nutrition, and ocular manifestations of systemic diseases (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, Lyme and other infectious diseases, autoimmune conditions, etc.). He is particularly passionate about the burgeoning field of myopia control, which aims to slow or prevent the development of nearsightedness using corneal refractive therapy (CRT), multifocal lenses, or pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Folman speaks English and Spanish. He lives in SoNo with his wife and baby daughter. In his free time, he can be found cycling around Westport, Darien and New Canaan or hiking all around Connecticut. He also loves cooking, playing music, and spending time with his family.