Southeast Connecticut Eye Care, LLC

Medical and Surgical Eye Care

Whether you're just seeing us for glasses, or have advanced eye disease, we take your vision seriously. Your eyes give you your window on the world. You use them every waking minute. Few things in life are as important.

We work to provide the best eye care available anywhere. Our board certified physicians and our highly experienced staff work to give you a quick, comfortable experience, but also the most thorough examinations and advanced treatments possible.

If you are looking for a new eye doctor, or if you've been referred for consultation by your current doctor, please call us today. We look forward to seeing you!

Paul Hyder, OD

Dr. Hyder

Dr. Paul Hyder practices comprehensive optometric care for adults and children. He has over thirty years of experience in treating ocular disease, with clinical interests in retinal disorders and dry eyes. He manages pre-operative and post-operative care for all types of eye surgery, including laser vision correction, cataract, glaucoma, and oculopastics. Thousands of patients have benefited from his expertise in advanced contact lens fitting and care, including in fitting lenses for patients with corneal disease.

Dr. Hyder received his Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, with honors. He is a Connecticut native, and has practiced for many years in southeast Connecticut. In 2002, 2003, and 2013 the Consumer's Research Council of America selected Dr. Hyder as one of America's Top Optometrists. He is board certified by the American Board of Optometry.

Kevin Cranmer, MD

Dr. Cranmer

A board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Cranmer practices comprehensive ophthalmology. He sees children and adults, and takes care of patients with a wide range of eye diseases, including cataract, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and many others. He has performed thousands and thousands of surgeries of many types.

Dr. Cranmer received his medical training at Harvard Medical School. After an internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center, he completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, rated by US News and World Report as one of the top two eye hospitals in the country. He has been the Chairman of Ophthalmology at Backus and Windham Hospitals. He was selected as a Top Doc by Connecticut Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Tens of thousands
of eyes examined
of eye surgeries performed
of referring clinicians
important patient... you!


General eye care:

  • Glasses
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Exams for eye health
  • Children's eye screening
  • Eye trauma and injuries

Eye disease screening:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eye
  • Drug toxicity


  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye growths
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Stye drainage


Norwich (mailing address)

12 Case Street, Suite 215

Norwich, CT 06360


1041 Poquonnock Road

Groton, CT 06340


16 Walnut Street

Willimantic, CT 06226


25 Green Hollow Road

Danielson, CT 06239

Appointments: 860-373-4148
Fax: 860-661-0180

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