for Your Life
Dr. Sandler, a board-certified ophthalmologist, was a Dean's Scholar at Cornell University, before earning his medical degree with distinction, and completing his residency in ophthalmology at George Washington University Medical Center.
"I consider it our responsibility to serve as our patients' advocates in promoting quality medical and surgical eye care. Most, if not all, eye diseases are treatable and some are preventable if detected early.
In our office, we have the technology to diagnose conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease in the early phases." Dr. Sandler treats children as well as adults and seniors. He has volunteered in Africa to help treat blindness. His wife is a clinical psychologist who specializes in teen issues. They have two children.
Our Ophthalmic Assistance Team
Our team of highly qualified trained ophthalmic medical personnel perform procedures such as taking patient medical histories, eye measurements and administering eye tests under the direction supervision of our ophthalmologists.
Our Front Reception Team:
The first to greet you when you arrive and the voices you hear when you call; our front reception staff is skilled at managing and coordinating all of the necessary personal and insurance information required for your visit.
Our Billing and Surgical Coordinating Team:
Our in house billing personnel are always happy to assist you with any questions concerns you may have related to your bill or financing options. In the event that surgery becomes necessary, our team makes every effort to simplify your surgical experience.
Olga Konykhov, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist, has been practicing Ophthalmology and Eye Surgery in Connecticut for over 12 years. She specializes in small incision and complex cataract surgery with premium refractive technology, laser vision correction (LASIK), and corneal disease. Her subspecialty Cornea surgical experience includes various types of corneal transplants, collagen crosslinking, ocular surface reconstruction and various other corneal procedures.
Dr. Konykhov graduated with honors (summa cum laude) from St. John’s University. After receiving her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical School, she completed her ophthalmology residency training at New York Medical College. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery at the prestigious Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Konykhov is an experienced and accomplished surgeon, having performed thousands of intraocular procedures. When in the office, she treats a multitude of eye problems including severe infections, corneal dystrophies, dry eye syndrome and trauma. She has been honored with a Top Doctor award every consecutive year since 2012.
She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgeons.
Dr. Konykhov, who speaks fluent Russian, resides in the area with her family.
Dr. Kaplan, a board-certified ophthalmologist is a graduate of Stonybrook University Medical School. He has been honored to be nominated and receive "Top Doctor" award for 8 consecutive years by the Consumers' Research Council in the Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists. He is also honored to be named in Connecticut Magazine's Top Doctors for 10 consecutive years.
After completing his ophthalmology residency at Downstate Medical Center in NYC, Dr. Kaplan was invited to join world renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Seymour DuBroff in the Greater Washington D.C. area studying and performing some of the most innovative ophthalmic surgical techniques including phacoemulsification cataract surgery.
To date, he has successfully performed over 12,000 cataract surgeries. His practice includes the use of multifocal intraocular lenses to eliminate, or reduce, the need for glasses post cataract surgery. Dr. Kaplan has been invited to cities around the United States to teach instructional courses to fellow ophthalmologists in these latest techniques of cataract surgery and intra-ocular lens implantation.