Meet Our Family Vision Center Optometrists
Family Vision Center is committed to offering the highest quality eye care that is affordable for the entire family. We want to ensure your optimal vision by providing a regular eye exam. Contact us to schedule an appointment for eye care or visit us to view our designer frames today. We look forward to serving all of your eye care needs.
Contact one of our optometrists in Stratford at (203) 377-20/20 or Bridgeport at (203) 333-20/20 to schedule an appointment today!
Experienced Eye Care Doctors
Dr. Shawn Burns
Dr. Shawn Burns practices in both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices. Dr. Burns received his doctorate from the New England College of Optometry in 1999. He also obtained a degree in Chemistry from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1995. In April 2008, Dr. Burns joined Family Vision Center. Dr. Burns enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He says, “One of my favorite things about Family Vision Center would have to be taking care of patients of all ages. At FVC, we see many patients who bring their family members and friends to our practice for their eyecare. Being able to connect with these people on both a professional and personal level as well as seeing family members grow up and continue to see us for their eyecare is probably the best part of my day.” When not in the office, Dr. Burns loves spending time with his family outside, as well as playing golf, hockey and tennis. He lives in Milford with his wife and 2 daughters.
Dr. Helen Ambizas
Dr. Helen Ambizas works part-time in the Bridgeport office. She has been with Family Vision Center since September 2008 and received her optometric degrees from the New England College of Optometry. She completed her B.S. in Biology at Binghamton University in upstate New York. Dr. Ambizas understands that every patient has different visual demands placed upon them throughout the day and offers solutions that are unique to each patient and their lifestyle. She says, “My favorite part of working at FVC is diagnosing and treating eye disease. We treat many ocular diseases, some common and others quite rare. Helping patients see better, and without discomfort is something I take pride in.” Dr. Ambizas lives in Milford with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys practicing yoga and enjoys many outdoor activities with her family.
Dr. Sean West
Dr. Sean West practices in both our Stratford and Bridgeport offices. Dr. West obtained a B.S. in Biology at California State University and a doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry, in Chicago. He has been with Family Vision Center since 2010. Dr. West enjoys practicing optometry with all of the latest diagnostic equipment that Family Vision Center provides. He also enjoys Family Vision Center’s friendly environment and great staff. Dr. West is a certified Orthokeratology practitioner. Ortho-K, also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), is the process of reshaping the cornea to correct for nearsightedness by wearing contacts. Dr. Sean West looks forward to working with you to meet your and your family’s needs. He provides routine eye examinations for all ages alongside the specialty care examination as well as annual eye examinations. In his time outside work, Dr. Sean West, enjoys exercising and coaching his boys in baseball.
Dr. Kimberly Raucci
Dr. Kimberly Raucci is the granddaughter of Dr. Michael Gorman, Founder of Family Vision Center. She completed the Doctor of Optometry program at MCPHS University School of Optometry and holds an MBA in Healthcare Management. She is also a graduate of the American Optometric Association's Leadership Institute. Dr. Raucci provides comprehensive eye examinations in our Bridgeport and Stratford, Connecticut eye care centers. She specializes in myopia control for children.
Dr. Raucci is an avid traveler and enjoys giving back to the community. Along with VOSH-Connecticut, she has attended two optometry mission trips to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. She enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her two cats as well as cooking.
Dr. Allison Raucci
Dr. Allison Raucci (“Dr. Allison”) is the granddaughter of Dr. Michael Gorman, Founder of Family Vision Center. She has a Bachelors’ degree in Allied Health Sciences and a minor in psychology from the University of Connecticut. Her optometric education was completed at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. She practices in our Bridgeport and Stratford offices. Connecticut eye care centers providing comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens fittings to patients of all ages.
Dr. Allison enjoys staying active by playing sports, especially tennis and soccer. She is an animal lover and enjoys vegetarian cooking.