Meet Dr. Shanee Chandler-Drakes! - Stamford Moms

How many kids do you each have and what are their ages?
I have one 2 year old daughter and we are expecting another baby girl in 7 weeks.

What are your favorite family activities in Stamford?
Our favorite family activities in Stamford are the holiday special events often held in Mill River Park.

What do you like about living in Stamford?
We love that Stamford is filled with a community of so many diverse families and so many opportunities to connect with our surrounding community.

Tell us about your career.
I am board certified optometrist. I have been a licensed and practicing in Connecticut for 7years. I graduated from University of Hartford in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in 2011. I graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2015 receiving a Doctor of Optometry degree.

Tell us about Stamford Family Vision Center.
Stamford Family Vision Center is state of the art medical optometry practice  that services the entire family. We offer comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and medical exams related to diabetes, hypertension, dry eye disease etc We accept most major medical and vision insurance plans.

What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is connecting with patients and creating doctor-patient relationships established with care and trust. Our community of patients can be confident that their entire well being is my focus not just their eyes.

What is your #1 tip for parents when taking their child to the eye doctor for the first time?
It is never too early for an eye exam. We have the tools to assess children of all ages.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten from another mom?
The best piece of advice I have received was to trust my instincts. Inwardly, we as moms really do have a discerning gift of intuition with our children,

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