e Meet our Staff at New Canaan Eye Associates

 New Canaan Eye Associates

Quality eyecare... where seeing is believing

Our Staff

Dr. Rick Crolla

Dr. Rick Crolla has been in private practice at New Canaan Eye since 1984. He completed a B.A. in Biology from Central Connecticut State University, a B.S. in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and is a Registered Pharmacist. Dr. Crolla received his Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in Boston where he interned at the VA Hospital in Providence and Cotting School for special needs children in Boston.

Dr. Crolla completed a post graduate fellowship in primary eyecare at New England College of Optometry where he was responsible for the clinical supervision of optometry students and interns as well as lecturer in both general and ocular pharmacology. He has published and lectured extensively throughout New York and New England.

Dr. Crolla received a post doctoral certification in advanced therapeutic eyecare and Diplomat Certification in Glaucoma from the State University of New York College of Optometry. He has served as a past advisory board member of the TLC Laser Center in White Plains.

Locally, Dr. Crolla is past President of both the New Canaan Lions and Kiwanis Club, and is a member of the New Canaan Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Rick Crolla resides in New Canaan with his wife Barbara and daughter Calie.


Bernice Lawson

Bernice has been at New Canaan Eye since 1995. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Tech with over 30 years experience in the medical field.

Prior to working at New Canaan Eye, Bernice worked at a large ophthalmic surgical/glaucoma practice. Bernice is responsible for performing pre-exam testing as well as automated visual fields.






Bob Greene

Bob has managed the eyeglass dispensary at New Canaan Eye since 2002. He has been in the optical industry for over 25 years and has worked in all facets of optometric practice including dispensing optician, lab technician and lab manager.

He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to choosing appropriate lens/frame options. Bob is also the expert to speak to if you have any questions regarding vision care coverage with plans such as VSP.



Alex Argueta

Alex has been our office manager since 2007 and brings over a decade of experience in medical office management and insurance reimbursement. She is our insurance specialist and will help you understand your plan benefits whether it is a vision carve out plan such as VSP, or medical insurance coverage through Medicare, Aetna, Cigna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Alex is also the contact lens tech and has trained hundreds of patients both young and old on proper care of contact lenses. Her goal is to make sure patients feel they have had a pleasant and positive experience.



Sandy Hyde

Sandy who has been at New Canaan Eye since 2009, has over a decade of experience in the ophthalmic field.

Sandy is responsible for day to day operations involving office management as well frame stylist.