Philip M. Perrino, O.D.

Dr. Perrino graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Philosophy. He completed both his Doctorate of Optometry and his B.S. in visual science in 1990 at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. During that time he served as Vice President of the Student Optometric Service to Humanity and has participated in several medical missions to care for the underprivileged around the world. His concern for the poor most recently brought him to Nigeria to care for a group of widows and orphans who have virtually no access to medical care. He has played an integral part in the completion of a large medical facility for this community as well as funding for schools for the children. His professional career began as the Center Optometric Director of Community Health Care Plan in Wallingford simultaneously serving as an affiliate in their New Haven center. During this time, he earned recognition as an Advanced Optometric Practitioner in CT, which allows him to medically manage a wide variety of ocular diseases and to perform several minor surgical procedures. He later earned the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry which he has maintained to this day. He also maintains affiliations with the National Glaucoma Society, the American Optometric Association, the Connecticut Association of Optometry and serves as a clinical consultant for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.

He subsequently founded Royal Vision Associates in 1996 and continues to serve as the chief optometrist. Although highly skilled and passionate in the full range of primary care optometry, he has a particular passion for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, which forms a substantial portion of the practice. He has lectures on this topic providing his insight and experience to other doctors in New England.

He and his wife, Dr. Frances Sites (who heads their Durham Family Eye Care practice), are most proud of their three children. Family, friends and faith form the backbone of their life. His personal interests include fishing, golf, chess, wine, and cooking. Dr. Perrino is known to enjoy conversation (perhaps a little too much at times) and he is always ready and willing to discuss any of these topics with you!