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Eye Care services in West Hartford, CT

Our eye doctor and eye care staff are here to care for all of your vision needs. We handle everything from adult and children's eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Kemp Eyecare in West Hartford, CT

Great Vision, Advice, Technology and Fit
By staying current with the latest developments in eye care, prescription lenses and advances in contact lens technology, our vision center can provide you with the best vision, advice and fit today—and in the years to come. We take pride in building lasting relationships with our patients, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements and your lifestyle needs. Contact our eye care clinic today to find out how we can help.

1138 New Britain Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06110
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Expert Eye Care in West Hartford, CT

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At Kemp Eyecare, we are happy to have been providing families in West Hartford, Connecticut, with a full range of personalized eye care services for more than nine years! We are dedicated to helping you see crisp and clear with healthy eyes – for as long as possible. Our warm and welcoming office is equipped with the latest technologies, so you can depend on precise eye exams and progressive treatments. We don’t believe in generic eye care – we value and relate to every patient as an individual with unique visual needs!

No matter what you need for sharp vision, we are your leading source for high quality, compassionate eye care in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Along with comprehensive eye exams to evaluate your ocular health and visual acuity, we provide urgent eye exams for emergencies, management of ocular disease, contact lenses fitting, a trending optical collection of eyeglasses and sunglasses, vision care products, and more. Kemp Eyecare accepts a variety of insurance plans to assist with the cost of your vision care.

Our West Hartford Eye Care Services

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LASIK


For people who need prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly, LASIK is a dream come true! LASIK laser eye surgery can reduce or eliminate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Who qualifies for LASIK? Generally, patients over 18 years old, in good overall health and with healthy eyes all make good candidates!

During this advanced and popular procedure, your eye surgeon will use an excimer laser to reshape your cornea, thereby correcting any refractive error. LASIK is considered safe and effective, with a short recovery. To learn more and book a preoperative consultation for LASIK, contact our West Hartford, Connecticut optometry practice.

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Eye Exams


Why are eye exams from a qualified eye doctor so important? Because they are the only way to confirm that your vision is as sharp as can be and your eyes are healthy! Many vision and ocular health problems, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, don’t present noticeable symptoms until they have progressed to a late stage.

At that point, treatment is more complicated and you may be at risk for vision loss. At Kemp Eyecare, our West Hartford, Connecticut, eye doctor will perform a personalized eye exam using the latest optometric technologies – so you can count on precise results and state-of-the-art treatments. We welcome patients of all ages, call to book an eye exam today.

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Eyewear Fitting


Choosing the right eyeglasses for your face, lifestyle, personal style, and vision needs can be complicated and confusing. At Kemp Eyecare, our optical staff will be happy to help you find the perfect pair of designer frames to satisfy all of your requirements! Tell us about yourself, and we’ll direct you towards the ideal eyeglasses. We provide helpful eyewear fittings to ensure that your glasses maximize your vision and are comfortable to wear; glasses need to sit snugly on your nose and without pinching behind your ears.

If you prefer the convenience of contact lenses, our optometrist performs thorough contact lenses fittings. We’ll check your eyes to make sure you don’t have any pre-existing conditions that require specialty contacts for hard-to-fit eyes. At the end of your eye exam, we’ll fit you with the best contacts for your vision and issue a detailed contact lenses prescription.

Look around West Hartford, CT

West Hartford is widely recognized as one of the best small towns in the USA, full of charm, beautiful green spaces, history, fantastic shopping, and cultural attractions.

Pretty Parks

If you want to stroll through lovely landscaping, jog along wooded paths, take the kids to a playground, or pet some farmyard animals, West Hartford, CT, has it all. Elizabeth Park features over 100 acres of formal gardens and the third largest rose garden in the country. The West Hartford Reservoir is a peaceful recreation area with hilly forests, waterfalls, and winding trails. Westmoor Park has a fun petting zoo, and Fernridge Park is a popular family hang-out, with a splash-pad, swimming pool, lush fields, and playgrounds.

Center for Shopping

The downtown area, called West Hartford Center, is a pedestrian shoppers dreamland. There is a variety of boutiques and restaurants set in quaint brick buildings. Not far from this commercial center is Blue Back Square, where retail and residential units are surrounded by cafes, stone walkways, blossoming flower pots, and wood benches for socializing. If you’d prefer to shop indoors, head to Westfarms Mall, the third largest mall in the state and home to many luxury shops.

Rich Heritage

Historic and educational attractions are plentiful in this New England town. The Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society provide tours of the historic house and exhibition galleries that demonstrate Connecticut life from the 1700s to 1900s. Another famous West Hartford site is the Mark Twain House & Museum, an impressive 19th century structure where many classics, such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, were written.

Our Eye Doctor

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Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.

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Our optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

Meet our doctor:

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Neil W. Kemp, O.D.

Dr. Neil Kemp has been serving patients in the greater Hartford area for over 20 years. He is licensed in Connecticut at its highest level, Advanced Optometric Care. Dr. Kemp specializes in comprehensive eye health exams and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease. He also has extensive contact lens expertise.

In 2007, Dr. Kemp purchased New England Eyecare of West Hartford after working in the practice as the primary optometrist since 1995. In 2016, the practice was renamed Kemp Eyecare. As the sole optometrist and owner, he has built a patient-focused practice using the latest technology to provide the best patient care. He is known for his wonderful chairside manner.

Dr. Kemp received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and his doctorate from New England College of Optometry in Boston. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. In 2014, Dr. Kemp became a Diplomate, American Board of Optometry. He is one of less than 70 optometrists in Connecticut who has earned that designation. He is an avid Boston sports fan and enjoys playing golf, skiing and spending time with his family. He’s married with three children.

EYE CARE SERVICES FOR YOU

Our eye care center in West Hartford offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: routine eye exams and vision tests, eye disease diagnosis and management…

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Eye Emergencies, Eye Exams & More

Our eye care center, Kemp Eyecare offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: routine eye exams and vision tests, eye disease diagnosis and management, immediate attention for eye emergencies, and complete eye health management. The optometrists in our practice provide eyewear prescriptions and offer corrective laser eye surgery co-management as well. You can get in touch with our eye doctor's office to set up an appointment at your convenience and learn more about some of our key services below.

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The full spectrum of eye care is offered to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: comprehensive vision exams, corrective laser eye surgery, immediate attention for eye emergencies and so much more.

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The eye care professionals in our Practice give thorough eye care to a diverse clientele with specialist support for a wide array of issues such as macular degeneration, dry eye, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts.

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Eyeglasses in West Hartford, CT

Making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision and makes a statement about who you are. Your decision affects how you see and also how you want to be seen by others. But with so many different styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.

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Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.

We offer a large selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses and designer frames and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic.

New clients and all our current patients are welcome to visit us with their current prescription – no appointment necessary.


OUR INSURANCE PLANS

Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

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Our Clinic in West Hartford Accepts The Following:

Vision Plans We Accept

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Eye Med
  • VSP
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Eye Med
  • VSP
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries

Medical Plans We Accept

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • United Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Oxford
  • United Health Care

 

If you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.

The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.

A vision insurance policy is not the same as medical insurance. Regular medical health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.

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Contact lenses in West Hartford, CT

We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any  pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

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We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you'll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.

We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.

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