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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!

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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....

Dr. Arkin and his entire staff are absolutely wonderful! Thorough exams, great service, wide selection of contacts and glasses, no wait times and just a family friendly atmosphere.

- Cyrus K. Westport, CT

Awesome doctor's office! The staff is super friendly and always super helpful, and Dr Arkin himself is great great great! I just walked out the office with my new glasses and feel so good. Thank you!

- Cecilia L. Darien, CT

I have been a patient for over 40 years and have always received not only the most professional service, but the warmest and most personal service as well. I can't image any other practice at the end of the exam that would put me at their desk and make sure I can read the computer screen with ease. Dr. Arkin knows IT and being online is critical to my job, and never fails to make sure that there no issues reading the screen!

- Gary C. Norwalk, CT

He's a great doctor. Very personable, great sense of humor. I always look forward to seeing him. I've had some weird situations with my eyes over the years, and he was able to diagnose what was going on and tell me what to do to treat it. He's very knowledgeable. The staff is caring as well. I never feel like I'm getting the runaround or that they're too busy to care. A very nice office environment.

- Melanie S. Westport, CT

I have been a patient since 1991 and I don't plan to change anytime soon. Dr. Martin Arkin and his wonderful staff are top notch! professional, courteous, informative, friendly, and caring. I would go no where else for my eye health and needs.

- Nora A. Wilton, CT

I have been a patient of Dr. Arkin's for over 30 years and he is the absolute best! I have recommended many people to him over the years. He truly cares about his patients and his staff is amazing as well. I recommend him to anyone looking for the best optometrist around and I would give him 10 stars if I could!

- Holly B. Darien, CT

I am a long time patient of Doctor Arkin. He is an AWESOME eye doctor! A true professional, extremely knowledgeable, very thorough and caring. His staff are always very friendly, courteous and helpful. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an eye doctor, as he is exceptional in his field. And I would double the 5 star rating if I could! HE IS THE BEST!

- Donna D. Norwalk, CT

Experienced professionals take all the time needed to instruct proper techniques for contact lens wear.

- Cindy C. Norwalk, CT

Dr. Arkin has a very compassionate manner, conveying a secure and comfortable feeling during the entire examination.  He has the expertise and know-how to fit patients with contact lenses who were previously unsuccessfully fitted.

- Jeff H. Westport, CT

Courteous and friendly staff – you will probably see the same familiar, friendly faces at each visit.  They even answer the telephone; no automated answering service is used during the day.

- Mary R. Wilton, CT
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

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...
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, P.C.

148 E Avenue, Ste 3C
Norwalk, CT 06851

  • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Closed

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.