Scott Seo, M.D., Ph.D.

Eye Surgeon & Physician

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

and Cataract Surgery



Fairfield Ophthalmology

Old location:
1300 Post Road
Fairfield, CT  

203.254.8050

F 203.254.8051

We moved
to our Bridgeport
office

 

Our location:

Merritt Medical Center
3715 Main Street #309
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Ph 203.372.4211
Fax 203.372.4142

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:  How long will I be in your office for my visit?
For new patient visits, typically 60-80 minutes.  For return patients, typically 15-60 minutes, depending on the type of visit.

Q:  Will I be able to drive after the exam?
Yes.  However, if we dilate your eyes and the Sun is out, you will need sunglasses, which we can provide gratis.  If you have any doubts, please make arrangements for transportation.

Q:  Will I be able to read after the exam?
If we dilate your eyes, you will have difficulty reading for the duration (see below), unless you already wear reading glasses or are near-sighted.

Q:  How long does an eye dilation last?
4 hours, typically.

Q:  Does Dr. Seo accept my insurance?
Please call our office to inquire.  We will work with you if you do not have insurance or have an insurance plan in which we do not participate.

Q:  I read the Refraction Fee policy. Why do I need to pay an additional fee for checking my eyeglass prescription?
Any reasonable person would say that refraction (checking the eyes for glass prescription) is an essential part of a complete eye exam.  However, this is not the position of Medicare and other Insurers.  Simply put, this fee represents another way for 3rd party insurers to shift more cost to patients.  This fee is universal to all eye care practices.

Q:  What is an ophthalmologist?  
Ophthalmology is a surgical sub-specialty like orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat), neurosurgery, and urology. An ophthalmologist is a surgeon of the eye who has completed four years of medical school; a one-year internship in internal medicine, surgery, or combined program; and a three-year residency in ophthalmology. 

Q:  Does Dr. Seo see kids and adults?
Yes, he welcomes patients of all ages.

Q:  What does Dr. Seo specialize in?
He is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of numerous eye and visual disorders.  He is an eye surgeon who performs primarily cataract surgery.  He diagnoses and manages glaucoma, thyroid-associated eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye trauma and other disorders.  He performs complete eye exams and prescribes glasses and contacts.

Q:  What if I have an eye problem that Dr. Seo does not usually manage?
Dr. Seo believes in providing the highest level of care for his patients.  This means that on occasion he will send his patients to other specialists with expertise in certain devices, techniques or disorders of the eye.  A good physician knows the limits of his/her expertise.

Q:  Is Dr. Seo a brand-new doctor?  How old is he?
See Home or Biography.  He was born in 1969.