ReFocus Eye Health

Your Meriden Eye Doctor

12 Curtis Street, Meriden, CT

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About Us

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS, iStent)
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Cataract surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Dry eye

Our Team

Robert L Block MD

Robert L. Block, MD

With a distinguished career spanning decades, Dr. Block is not just a skilled cataract surgeon but a trailblazer in adopting cutting-edge technology, reshaping the landscape of vision care. In 1998, Dr. Block embraced progress as an early adopter of advanced technology... Show More

With a distinguished career spanning decades, Dr. Block is not just a skilled cataract surgeon but a trailblazer in adopting cutting-edge technology, reshaping the landscape of vision care.

In 1998, Dr. Block embraced progress as an early adopter of advanced technology lens implants. His journey into innovation began with the Array Intraocular Lens (IOL), paving the way for groundbreaking advancements in vision correction. Driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, he introduced the STAAR® Toric IOL in 2003 and pioneered using aspheric lenses in 2004. Dr. Block's commitment to pushing the boundaries of possibility continued as he implanted the ReSTOR multifocal lens in 2005 and the Toric lens in 2007, making significant strides in multifocal vision solutions.

Beyond his pioneering surgical skills, Dr. Block is an educator, serving as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the esteemed Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Block's expertise spans a wide spectrum of ophthalmic specialties. He specializes in advanced technology lens implants, refractive lens exchange, eyelid surgery, dry eye treatments, glaucoma management, and surgical correction of presbyopia. His keen eye and meticulous approach extend to addressing concerns like flashes and floaters, ensuring comprehensive eye health for his patients.

Locations

  • Bloomfield, CT
  • Meriden, CT – Curtis Street

Specialties

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataracts
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Lens implants
  • Flashes and floaters
  • Skin rejuvenation (Botox)
  • Surgical correction of presbyopia
  • Refractive lens exchange
  • Eyelid surgery

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry/Nutrition

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Medical School

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel

Internship

Internal Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Residency

Internal Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Ophthalmology – The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, NY

Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Experience

  • Since 2013, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Frank F. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  • Instructor of microsurgical techniques at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • Worked closely with Dr. Charles Kelman, the father of modern cataract surgery
  • Former Chief of Resident at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians

Awards

  • 2022 Top Doctor – Connecticut Magazine
  • 2021 Top Doctor – Connecticut Magazine
  • Best Doctor in Ophthalmology List, multiple times
  • Most Compassionate Physician, 2012
  • American College of Eye Surgeons – Best Cataract Surgery Performed by a Resident, 1996
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Cataract Surgeon
  • Glaucoma Surgeon
  • Refractive Surgeon
  • English

Medical and Vision Insurance plans

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Aetna
Aetna
Anthem
Anthem
CarePartners of Connecticut
CarePartners of Connecticut
Cigna
Cigna
Connecticare
Connecticare
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health New England
Health New England
Multiplan
Multiplan
Prime
Prime
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
United Healthcare
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare
The staff is lovely helpful and very knowledgeable. I found Dr. Block to be smart kind and very well informed about eye problems. I had no issues with my surgery... Show More
The staff is lovely helpful and very knowledgeable. I found Dr. Block to be smart kind and very well informed about eye problems. I had no issues with my surgery for cataracts in both eyes. Thank you ReFocus!!!⭐️
- Claudia B. 11 hours ago
Had annual eye exam today with Dr. Block. A top rated eye doctor with a great chair side manor
- David G. 2 days ago
On time, welcoming, courteous, and professional
- David P. 2 days ago
Dr. Block is the best!
- Louis S. 3 weeks ago
As always, an efficiently easy visit.
- George V. 3 weeks ago
Great service friendly staff Great doctor
- Walter S. 4 weeks ago
Great professional service from the entire staff!
- Martin W. 1 month ago
Dr. Block is a very professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor. He explained everything about my eyes and the results of the exam. I highly recommend him! The staff and the assistants... Show More
Dr. Block is a very professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor. He explained everything about my eyes and the results of the exam. I highly recommend him! The staff and the assistants are all very helpful and professional!
- Jane M. 1 month ago
From doctor Block to every single staff member, my experience at ReFocus Eye Health has consistently been great. Dr Block is thorough in his examination and at the end, he... Show More
From doctor Block to every single staff member, my experience at ReFocus Eye Health has consistently been great. Dr Block is thorough in his examination and at the end, he takes time to explain in clear terms all the results down to the details and the course of action to correct potential issues. If there are choices, he gives you the final decision, never any pressure. Nothing more reassuring than having complete confidence and trust in your doctor.
- Luciano R. 1 month ago
I have been seeing Dr. Block for years. He's very professional and finds things other doctors don't- explaining what is happening, what to watch, etc. He has taken care... Show More
I have been seeing Dr. Block for years. He's very professional and finds things other doctors don't- explaining what is happening, what to watch, etc. He has taken care of my husband doing preventive work, as well as as doing top notch care for my husband's cataracts.
- Mary C. 1 month ago