Our Doctors

Dr. WestonEducation: Doctor Weston graduated from The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology.  After a Teaching Assistantship at the University of Maine in Orono in 1978 he attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  In his fourth year he rotated through internships which included The Pediatric Unit of at The Pennsylvania College of Optometry with Dr. Leonard Press and later worked under Dr. Felix Barker and Dr. Lawrence Gray to establish the Neuro-Eye Unit at The Eye Institute.  He graduated from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1982 receiving one of six awards for Clinical Excellence in May of 1982. From July, 1982 to July, 1983 he completed his Residency with The New England College of Optometry at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Newington, CT.  He completed a New England College of Optometry course in Diagnostic Pharmacology and the State University of New York (SUNY) course in Advanced Therapeutics.  He received a Clinical Diplomate in Glaucoma certification from SUNY in 1996. His training in refractive surgery began with a Certification course through TLC and the New England College of Optometry in 1997.  He was certified for Corneal Refractive Technique from Paragon. 

Practice:  Doctor Weston worked with Dr. Robert Bauman in Wolcott, CT until obtaining a position at Community Health Care Plan (CHCP) at Long Wharf in New Haven in October of 1983.  He accepted a position with Eye Care Associates in Southport and Bridgeport in 1985.  In 1986 Dr. Weston and Dr. Grennan left Eye Care Associates and established Hamden Eye Associates.  Dr. Conrod joined the office in July of 1994.  In 2001, doctors Weston and Conrod opened Wallingford Eye Associates in the Yalesville section of Wallingford.  He currently practices exclusively at these two offices.

Professional Associations:  Doctor Weston has been a member of the American Optometric Association since 1980, The Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association, The Council for Refractive Technologies, The National Glaucoma Society, and the Connecticut Association of Optometry (where he served as society Treasurer for 2 years).  Dr. Weston has participated in VISION USA providing examination and eyewear for low income patients who would otherwise not have access to eye care.  Dr. Weston worked with the Southern Connecticut State University, participating as a specialist rotation site for the education of the candidates for Advanced Practice Nursing (APRN).  He also served as Optometric Consultant to the Chief of Medical Affairs for Physicians Health Services (PHS).  He was a guest book reviewer for the Journal of the American Optometric Association and published a review article on keratoconus for the Connecticut Association of Optometry.

In his spare time he enjoys hiking (especially in National Parks), traveling, gardening, and walking with his wife, Donna, and their two goldens.  He especially enjoyed participating in his childrens’ (Matt and Ian) education, sports, and Boy Scout activities, until they grew up and developed lives of their own!

“It’s only fair that patients can see my eyes…I’m seeing theirs.”


Dr. ConrodDr. Thomas Conrod has practiced optometry at Hamden Eye Associates/Wallingford Eye Associates for over 20 years.  He enjoys all aspects of advanced practice optometry including treatment of ocular disease/injuries, removal of foreign bodies, fitting of specialty contact lenses, co-management of refractive surgery (LASIK), and routine eye care.  Dr. Conrod received his B.S. in biology from High Point University, where he balanced his studies with 4 years of varsity tennis.  He went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry, where he was inducted into the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Gold Key International Honor Society.  He subsequently completed a residency in hospital-based optometry at the V.A. Medical Center in Newington, CT, and later served there as a consultant optometrist and Adjunct Clinical Professor for the New England College of Optometry. 

His organizational affiliations have included the American Optometric Association, the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, the American Diabetes Association, the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (mission to Maracay, Venezuela).  Dr. Conrod has published in the New England Journal of Optometry on cranial nerve palsies, has served as clinical instructor on the removal of corneal foreign bodies for SUNY Optometry’s continuing education therapeutics course, and has served as optometric liaison for the Connecticut Diabetes Control Program Advisory Council.  He enjoys tennis, skiing and running with his wife and two children.

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Contact Information

Dr. James D. Weston

Dr. Thomas R. Conrod

Hamden Eye Associates

2300 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514
At the Hamden Mart

Phone: 203-248-3937

Monday   8 :30  – 5 :00
Tuesday  8 : 30 – 5 :00
Wednesday 8 :30 – 5 :00
Thursday :  8 :30 – 7 :00
Friday :  8 :30 – 5 :00
Saturday :  8 :00 – 12 :00

Wallingford Eye Associates
314 Main St.
Yalesville, CT 06492
At Route 150,
Next to the New Post Office,
Just Off Route 68

Phone: 203-269-3000

Monday 8 :00 – 5 :00
Tuesday  8 :00 – 5 :00
Wednesday  8 :00 – 7 :00
Thursday :  Closed
Friday :  8 :00 – 5 :00
Saturday :  8 :00 – 12 :00
Office closes 12 :30 – 1 :30 daily for lunch