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Dr. Lertora and Dr. Newman specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Our optometrist’s know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

Dr. Lertora and Dr. Newman take 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 eye and vision problems.

Meet our doctors:

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Dr. John M. Lertora

Dr Dr. John M. Lertora is a 1980 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S in Biology. Dr. Lertora then returned to the University of Massachusetts for an additional year of graduate level course work in Biology, after which he entered the New England College of Optometry in Boston in the fall of 1981. Dr. Lertora received his Doctorate in Optometry, O.D, in June 1985 and joined Dr. Bradford Newman in practice.

Dr. Lertora is certified in diagnostic and therapeutic ocular agents by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the State of Connecticut. He received a Diplomate in Glaucoma and certifcation in advanced optometric care from the State University of New York College of Optometry, and the State of Connecticut.       

Dr. Lertora was a member of the New England Council of Optometrists.   and a   .                       ..    he  …………………….,./…………… .  .   He is an active member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and was President of the association in 2001-2002. He also is an active member of the American Optometirc Association. He is a past president of the Bloomfield Jaycees. He served for eleven years as a member of the Bloomfield Commission on Aging and is currently a member of the Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance Fund, Inc.

 

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Dr. Bradford A. Newman

Dr. Bradford A. Newman is a 1971 graduate of Upsala College with a B.A. in psychology. After basic training in the U.S. Army reserve, Dr. Newman entered the Illinois College of Optometry where he received his B.S in Vision Science and his O.D ( Doctor of Optometry) degree in 1978.

Dr. Newman attended Gesell Institute of Child Development and was certified in Childrens vision by the institution. He is certified in diagnostic and therapeutic ocular agents by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the State of Connecticut. He is a Diplomate in Glaucoma and certified in Advanced Practice Optometry by the State University of New York College of Optometry  and also the State of Connecticut.

Dr. Newman was a member of the New England Council of Optometrists. He is a member of both the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association. He was on the town of Bloomfield Health advisory committee for many years. He is a past president of the Bloomfield Jaycees. He is the past president and current member of the Rotary Club of Bloomfield for the past 26 years.