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Dr. Thomas Dempsey

Dr. Thomas Dempsey

Dr. Tom Dempsey is a graduate of Lafayette College and SUNY Optometry. Upon graduation in 1991, he followed his wife Wendy to Connecticut and began his career in eye care.  He joined Eye Care Associates in Prospect, CT as the practice's pathology and ocular disease specialist.  He took over Colchester Eye Care in 1997 and opened Hebron Eye Care in 2006. In January 2022, he sold both practices to Dr. Nick Paradis. Dr. Dempsey continues to see patients in both locations, and treasures caring for the wonderful families in the local communities.

Dr. Dempsey practices family eye care with special interests in ocular disease, dry eye management, refractive surgery and contact lenses.  He also loves working with children.  He has two beautiful daughters of his own that you will feel like you know once you've visited his office.

Dr. Dempsey is one of the most caring people in the world.  He puts everyone's needs before his own.  He is the type of doctor that will call and check up on his patients long after the office has been closed not because he has to, but because he is still thinking about them and really cares to know how they are doing.  He truly loves his profession and patients.

He is Advanced Care certified, a member of the American Optometric Association, The Connecticut Association of Optometrists, National Kidney Foundations Team Connecticut,  The Colchester Lions Club, VOSH Connecticut (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) and is very involved with promoting organ and tissue donation.