About Us

Dr. Andrew J. Epstein graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Upstate Medical University. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the George Washington University Medical Center, and his cornea and external eye disease fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Epstein is board-certified and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

As a comprehensive medical and surgical ophthalmologist, Dr. Epstein specializes in all aspects of eye care including the treatment of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, dry eye disease, and macular degeneration. Today’s advanced cataract surgery affords patients the opportunity to minimize the need for glasses after surgery. Dr. Epstein employs all the latest technological advancements to let patients achieve this goal with astigmatism-correcting, extended depth of focus, and multifocal intraocular lenses. “Most importantly,” he notes, “education and communication with the patient are key.” He takes the time to assess each patient’s individual needs for the best possible outcome. Dr. Epstein, a repeat “Best Doctors in Connecticut” recipient, attributes the success of his practice to open and candid communication with every patient, easy accessibility to his staff, and a warm and welcoming office environment.

Dr. Epstein lives in Northern Connecticut with his wife and two children. When not working, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

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  • No-Stitch, No-Needle, Patchless Cataract Surgery
  • Dry Eye Disease Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Fuchs’ Dystrophy Treatment
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Retinal and Macular Disease Management
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Laser Treatment


  • University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1990-1994
  • Upstate Medical University, Medical Doctor
    Syracuse, New York - 1994-1998

Post-Graduate Education

  • Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1998-1999
  • Residency: The George Washington University Medical Center
    Washington, DC - 1999-2002

Corneal, External Eye Disease Fellowship

  • Wills Eye Hospital, 2002-2003
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Affiliations and Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (Fellow)
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • Hartford County Medical Association
  • Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Saint Francis Hospital Medical Center (Trinity Health of New England)
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Johnson Memorial Medical Center (Trinity Health of New England)
    Stafford Springs, Connecticut
  • Bloomfield Ambulatory Surgery Center
    Bloomfield, Connecticut
  • Hartford Hospital
    Hartford, Connecticut