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Fairfield County Laser Vision is Conveniently Located within Greenwich Ophthalmology

Only the highest standards of personalized care and technology are offered at Fairfield County Laser Vision. We provide state-of-the-art technology in the comfort of our friendly environment. The new center provides for all preoperative consultations, laser refractive surgery, and the post-operative follow up visits. Our personalized service provides for the unique needs of each patient, and we are located conveniently in Greenwich Ophthalmology on the Greenwich-Stamford border.

A Message from Dr. Mandava
Suresh Mandava, M.D.

Suresh Mandava, M.D.

On behalf of my staff and myself, I welcome you to the new Fairfield County Laser Vision! Finding the right doctor and center is the most important step toward your vision correction, but it can be a challenge. Our LASIK checklist is simple and effective, and I encourage you to compare us to other providers. I trust that you will find that we get the full stamp of approval. We all look forward to meeting you at your no-cost refractive consultation!

-Suresh Mandava, MD.

New York Magazine Greenwich Magazine Top Doctor (1)

Education and Distinctions

Dr. Suresh Mandava is a board-certified, fellowship-trained refractive and cornea specialist with education from Cornell and Yale. He performs all types of corneal surgery and specializes in refractive surgery, including LASIK. He has presented his research and regularly reviews refractive surgery research articles for publication.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors since 2007
NY Magazine Best Doctor (as selected by Castle Connolly) 2010, 2015-2018
Moffly Media Top Doctors (as selected by Castle Connolly) 2008-2018


Dr. Mandava has been medical director since 1998 and has performed over 10,000 procedures, including the first Custom LASIK in New England. He is often chosen by doctors to perform their surgery because of his personal touch and credentials. Dr. Mandava is the only refractive surgeon to have been named "Top Doc" in New York Magazine, Connecticut, and the Greenwich/Stamford/Darien/Westport Moffly Publications.

Personal Care

Once you have found the right doctor, make sure they are involved—surgery is not the only important step. At FCLV, Dr. Mandava will take care of you every step of the way. He will conduct your refractive consultation personally (no sales people), take your measurements more than once (no other doctors involved), perform your customized surgery with care, and see you for every post-operative visit to make sure things are going smoothly.


Procedures are always applied with Safety, Excellence and Precision

What is Lasik?

LASIK is a safe and effective form of laser vision correction that has helped millions achieve clear vision. LASIK stands for "Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis" and involves reshaping the cornea using a precise laser to correct refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The procedure offers quick recovery and remarkable visual improvement, allowing patients to enjoy the freedom of clear vision.

What is PRK?

PRK, or Photorefractive Keratectomy, is an advanced laser vision correction procedure that reshapes the cornea to correct refractive errors. Unlike LASIK, which involves creating a corneal flap, PRK gently removes the cornea's outermost layer before using a precise laser to reshape the underlying tissue. Although the recovery period may be slightly longer than LASIK, PRK offers excellent visual outcomes and is preferred for patients with thin corneas or certain corneal conditions.

CUSTOM PROCEDURES and iLasik with iDesign 2.0 Technology:

iLasik VisxThe iLasik procedure is the most advanced and personalized laser vision correction treatment using wavefront-guided, iDesign Refractive Studio 2.0 technology. iLasik is an all laser vison correction procedure that has been the trusted choice for over 15 million treatments around the world. iLasik is a bladeless procedure that uses a proprietary technology to map your entire visual pathway and corrects vision using your 100% personalized eye map.

There are three steps to the iLasik procedure:

Step 1: The first step is to create a 3-D map of the imperfections of your eye using iDesign wavefront eye-mapping technology. This technology is 25X more precise than the previous wavescan, which measures and corrects errors that are not detected by conventional technology.

Step 2: The next step prepares the eye. This procedure uses an ultra-fast laser for creating a thin flap to prepare the cornea for treatment.

Step 3: The final step is when your personalized treatment is delivered by an ultra-precise laser. This laser is used to gently reshape the cornea to the desired curvature, based on the digital information from your personalized eye map.

Determining Your Candidacy for LASIK and PRK

If you're considering laser vision correction, the first step is to undergo a comprehensive refractive consultation. At our Stamford eye clinic, Dr. Mandava will assess your eye health, refractive error, corneal thickness, and other factors to determine if LASIK or PRK is suitable for you. During the consultation, he’ll discuss your visual goals, answer your questions, and provide personalized recommendations tailored to your needs.

We find that about 15% of patients we meet are not good candidates by our strict standards. Here are some conditions that may contraindicate laser vision correction:

  • Age below 18 years
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Certain eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, herpes virus eye
    infections, keratoconus, or severe dry eye
  • Unstable glasses prescription over the past year
  • Certain collagen vascular diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis,
    Sjögren’s syndrome, and lupus
  • Unrealistic expectations

Schedule a consultation at Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates to achieve clear and crisp vision with LASIK or PRK.

Big Things Are Coming—Summer 2024

We are undergoing a significant expansion and remodeling of our facilities. Please bear with us as we temporarily contend with a smaller waiting area and various construction works that should not impact your clinical or optical experience with us.