Welcome To Advanced Eyecare

Eye Exams, Glasses & Contact Lenses in Ellington, CT
19 Pinney St, Ellington, CT 06029
(860) 875-7336
Office Hours: Monday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Wednesday: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm (lunch 1-2pm)
Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Optometrist in Ellington, CT

Your Ellington Optometrist

Advanced Eyecare was founded by Dr. Robert Palozej in 1983. His son, Dr. Matthew Palozej, joined the team in 2017 to continue the family legacy of top-quality eye care in their hometown of Ellington. The practice provides routine and medical eye care and offers a full-service optical shop.

Advanced Eyecare is committed to providing the care you deserve with the latest technologies in eyecare and eyewear. The practice strives to partner with local businesses, such as Encore Optics in South Windsor, to give you quality products we believe in, while supporting the community. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Welcoming New Patients

Here at Advanced Eyecare, we love meeting new patients. Part of easing your concerns is explaining what you can expect from our practice. When you are new to our office, we put in the effort to provide you with a positive and comforting experience. Once you have been with us for a while, you can continue to expect the highest level of service. We focus on providing quality optical care, excellent customer service, and a relaxing environment to maintain a lasting patient relationship. We consider your first visit the start of a long-term relationship with you.

Meet Our Doctors

Robert R. Palozej O.D.

‘Dr. Bob’ has been practicing full scope Optometry for 37 years. His pre-med education was from Providence College where he received his Bachelors degree in Biology and graduated cum laude. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry where he graduated magna cum laude. His clinical training was at the Boston Eye Clinic, West Haven Veterans Hospital, The Geselle Institute at Yale University and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY.

He has been awarded the Optometrist of the Year Award for Connecticut and New England. He is an active member of The Connecticut Association of Optometrists and The American Optometric Association. He enjoys all facets of Optometry and enjoys utilizing the latest technology. He especially enjoys the treatment of corneal disease and glaucoma.

Meet Robert R. Palozej O.D.

Matthew Palozej, O.D.

‘Dr. Matt’ completed his bachelor’s degree in Health Science Studies at Quinnipiac University, and went on to complete his Doctorate of Optometry at Inter American University. Dr. Matt gained extensive clinical experience with dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, traumatic brain injury, vision therapy, specialty contact lenses, corneal disease, and retinal disease with special focus on diabetic retinopathy.

He was accepted to work with the 82nd Airborne Division and armed forces at the Womack Army Medical Center, where he helped rehabilitate those members of the U.S. Army whom were suffering the ocular sequelae of traumatic brain injuries. He was also accepted to work with the Omni Eye Services in Atlanta, Georgia where he examined patients side-by-side with glaucoma, corneal, retinal, and cataract surgeons. Dr. Matt sees patients of all ages and is currently accepting new patients!

Dr. Matt is happy to see you for your routine and emergency eye-care needs.

Meet Matthew Palozej, O.D.
Optometrist in Ellington, CT


Recently changed eye doctors to Advanced eye care. I was highly impressed with office. Very organized, friendly and efficient. The office is very clean and high tech, which was refreshing. The Dr showed me many of the scans taken today while explaining exactly what he would be looking for, to determine many aspects of my eye health. I was very impressed.

Cristina M.

I went today to have my eyes examined and I am so impressed with this office. I was on one of the local Facebook pages and many people were commenting how great this office is, so I decided to switch eye doctors because I wasn't impressed with our current eye doctors office. They are so thorough and nice. The entire office is so friendly and welcoming. I am switching my entire family over to this practice now.

Dondre T.

I am so happy I decided to bring my son to Advanced Eyecare. Courtney and Dr. Matt are VERY good with kids! Everyone at the office was professional, friendly and helpful! From my initial phone conversations with Taylor to choosing out frames with the help of Maureen. Thank You All Very Much! :)

Tara E.

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