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Eye Conditions

Below are brief descriptions of the various eye conditions we commonly see and treat at Somers Vision Clinic.

There are many different types of eye conditions that could be affecting your eyesight or could have long-term consequences if not treated properly or promptly. We list some of the more common conditions below. If you think you or someone in your family has one of these conditions, please contact Somers Vision Clinic for an exam and recommendations.

Urgent Conditions

Dr. Steven Squillace is on the staff at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, and frequently receives emergency eye care referrals from the hospital. Among the urgent conditions Dr. Squillace most often treats are corneal abrasions, foreign bodies in the eye, chemical splashes and flash burns. Patients who experience a sudden loss of vision are often referred to our clinic, since this could indicate a blockage of the artery or vein, or a retinal detachment — where prompt medical treatment is critically important in order to save the patient’s vision. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the above conditions, we urge you to contact our office immediately at 860-763-4733.


Blepharitis is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn eye conditions usually resulting from poor eyelid hygiene, a low-grade bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal), an allergic reaction and/or abnormalities in oil gland function.

Like some other skin conditions, blepharitis can be controlled but not cured. The main goals in treating it are to reduce the amount of bacteria along the lid margin and open plugged glands. Contact Somers Vision Clinic to assess the severity of your problem and the best treatment method.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome refers to a breakdown in the quantity or quality of tears to moisten, cleanse and protect the eyes. This is significant because, with each blink, tears protect the surface of the eye, washing away dust and microorganisms. When this protective coating dries up, the eyes may feel “gritty” or burn and can be more sensitive to light. In extreme cases, vision can be blurred.

If you suspect that you have dry eye, see Dr. Squillace. Proper care will not only increase your comfort – it will protect your eyes. Dr. Squillace can perform a series of tests to determine if you have dry eyes.

Somers Vision Clinic has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and often treat the eye conditions detailed above at our office. For more information please request an appointment with Dr. Squillace, and we will be in touch with you shortly.