Thank you for trusting us with your eye care! We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!

We are open and serving our community. For a list of how our office is evolving click here!

Digital Eye Strain

2021-02-19T16:47:56-05:00January 27th, 2015|Exams, Safety|

Did you get a new mobile phone for the holidays? Perhaps a new tablet was waiting for you under the tree? Are waiting to get an Apple Watch when they are released in March? More and more of us are spending more and more time with digital devices and they are only becoming an ever more present part of our lives. While they are convenient and provide a world of information at our fingertips, they are also to blame for digital eye strain. Most of us who spend a lot of time with our smartphones or tablets experience digital eye strain and don’t even know it. The folks at The Vision Council have put together this infographic on Digital Eye Strain and how to reduce it If you work a lot online or experience tired eyes more than you used to, schedule an eye exam with the independent doctors of Optometry at Europtics today and let us see if perhaps your digital devices are to blame. DES15_Infographic

A New You In 2015

2020-02-17T11:34:05-05:00January 9th, 2015|Eyeglasses, Stores|

Make 2015 your year with a new look and a new pair of designer eyeglasses from Kennedy & Perkins. Stop in today to any of our 6 convenient locations and we will help see a better year ahead! NewYearEmail

Online Colorblindness Test

2020-02-18T07:33:48-05:00November 6th, 2014|Exams, Fun facts|

How colorblind are you? Most of us suffer some degree of colorblindness, especially as we age. Men suffer from colorblindness at a much higher rate than women. Here is a fun colorblindness test you can take online from your desktop computer. If your score is higher (worse) than you expected, call us to schedule an eye exam and let’s see if we can help you see better and clearer.

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2014 Trunk Show

2020-01-16T16:19:25-05:00November 3rd, 2014|Events, Stores|

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2014 Trunk Show late last month. We were able to showcase so many great new styles and colors of eyewear from some of the best eyewear manufacturers from around the world. Many of what our manufacturers displayed are arriving on our store shelves every day, so come in and take a look at the great new eyeglasses and sunglasses we have for Connecticut. Here are a few shots from our Trunk Show.

TSPhoto1BFrom left to right: Kennedy & Perkins Opticians Brandon O’Brian, Ann Moser, Kathy Hagan-Carver,  and Sonia Pinto, as well as Lafont representative  Jed Leach at our Old Saybrook location.

TSphoto3bFrom left to right:  Kennedy & Perkins Opticians Maggie Lieberman, Jennifer Rich, Nanette Hammond and Michele Merola with Cyril Dray, President of L’Unique Optique at our New Haven location.

TSphoto2bFrom left to right: Kennedy & Perkins Optician Michelle Mathieu, Oliver People rrepresentativeMichael Mason and Kennedy & Perkins Optician Patricia Perrelli at our Guilford location.


SALT Optics

2020-02-17T11:48:15-05:00October 28th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Stores, Sunglasses|

web-1000-randall Fall is an exciting time at Kennedy & Perkins. We have an amazing fresh collection of new colors, shapes, textures, and styles from some of our hottest brands including SALT Optics from California. SALT Optics is  about simple, timeless design, impeccable quality, useful technology, hand-craftsmanship and a pure fit. They are modern, yet they honor the past, and are driven by a minimalist sensibility in all things. Less is, in fact, more. SALT. Optics is The Independent Lifestyle Company that creates premium handcrafted eyewear for individuals with a unique sense of style. Stop in and see the new SALT line of eyeglasses and sunglasses at our New Haven and Guildford locations today.


Halloween Contact Lenses – Buyer Beware

2020-02-20T16:07:21-05:00October 13th, 2014|Safety|

Halloween is a very fun time of year. Dressing up is great fun, no matter how young or how old you are. For the most part it is all harmless fun. Did you know however, that those costume contact lenses you might be considering could not only be a violation of the law, but could permanently damage your eyesight? We certainly don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but as eye care professionals, we see and hear horror stories about what happens to those who cut corners and put their own eyesight at risk just for the fun of one evening. Take a look at this infographic from the folks at Eye-Q Vision. If you are determined that contact lenses be part of your costume we encourage you to contact us first, so that we can help you do it right. Infographic-Halloween-Contact-Lenses[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Francis Klein comes to Kennedy & Perkins

2020-02-17T11:15:05-05:00July 8th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Sunglasses|

For almost 70 years, Kennedy & Perkins has had a long tradition of bringing Connecticut the most fashionable styles in the world and the pinnacle of eyewear quality. We are proud to announce we’ve added Francis Klein to our collection of world famous eyewear.

Francis Klein is recognized worldwide for their progressive styles, unique shapes, special color combinations.  Each and every frames are 100% handmade and decorated in France. Since they are handmade, no two Francis Klein frame are exactly alike.

We are excited to bring Francis Klein eyeglasses and sunglasses to our New Haven location and we think when you see and feel these unique styles for yourself, you will be just as excited to have a pair for yourself.


Try Before You Buy

2020-02-17T14:02:01-05:00July 8th, 2014|Eyeglasses, Fun facts, Sunglasses|

How many times have you tried on something at the store, been excited how it looked, bought it, brought it home, and it ends up sitting in your closet because it somehow just didn’t look as good in your mirror as it did in the store?  We understand that and years ago introduced a program that was unique in the optical industry that allows you to try them on at home before you buy them in our store. Only Kennedy & Perkins allows Connecticut eyewear shoppers to stop into any one of our six locations and pick out up to 6 pairs of eyeglasses to take home and try on in your environment, at your leisure for up to one week. Get your family, your friends, your neighbors and even your barista’s votes and comments and then before the week is up, stop back in and purchase the pair or two that looks best to you. All you need to participate in our try on at home program is a valid credit card. We take down your number and hold it until you return within 7 days with the frames you took home. Hurry in today to your nearest Kennedy & Perkins location to pick out the frames you want to try on at home. TryB4Ubuy1-01

Undercover LASIK Surgery Investigation

2020-02-17T14:05:55-05:00June 9th, 2014|Exams, Eyeglasses|

We are all about seeing better. Whether that is a regular eye exam, a new pair of eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses, Kennedy & Perkins wants to help you and your family see better. We know a lot of people who get LASIK surgery. We are not Anti-LASIK, but smart LASIK. We know a lot of good LASIK surgeons. LASIK is not the answer to all eye problems and isn’t for everyone. Nothing is 100%. Choosing the wrong surgeon can lead to disastrous consequences as this video from The Dr. Oz Show last October will highlight. Here is a YouTube copy of that video and a link to The Dr. Oz website.
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Get Sun Smart

2020-02-21T07:32:29-05:00May 15th, 2014|Sunglasses|

Summer is fast approaching and as the weather warms, we will all spend more time outside. This is a great time to get a new pair of sunglasses for every member of your family. The folks at eyeSmart and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have put together this infographic on being Sun Smart and educating us on the importance of sunwear to protect our eyes. EyeSmartSunSmartWebCR[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
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