Dr. Deborah A. Downes is a board certified ophthalmologist with 25 years of experience in all aspects of General Ophthalmology. She entered private practice in 1986 and founded Surgical and Medical Ophthalmology, LLC in 2000. The practice outgrew the previous location at 230 North Main Street and moved into a new state of the art facility in August 2011.
Deborah A. Downes, M.D. graduated with academic distinction from Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences. She received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, where she was designated as the Marie and John Zimmermann Scholar. She went on to complete her ophthalmic residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. A native of Hartford, Dr. Downes is on staff at ECHN, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Rockville General Hospital and Laser and Vision Surgery Center in Manchester.
Dr. Downes is the founder, medical director and chief surgeon of Surgical and Medical Ophthalmology, LLC in Manchester, Connecticut. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical eye diseases. Dr. Downes performs complete eye examinations for adults and children as well as in office minor eye and eyelid surgery. She is available for consultations, second opinions and specializes in small incision, no needle, no stitch cataract and lifestyle lens implant surgery. The mission of the practice embraces her purpose: To preserve and protect vision.
Dr. Brian Courtemanche is an optometric physician who provides a wide range of primary eye care services to Surgical & Medical LLC patients, including vision testing, eyewear prescriptions, contact lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders such as glaucoma. In addition, he is involved in pre-operative testing and follow-up care for cataract surgery. In addition he satisfied the statutory requirements for the practice of Advanced Optometric Care in the State of Connecticut. He is licensed to diagnose and treat refractive and medical ocular conditions.
Dr. Courtemanche graduated Cum Laude from the College of New Jersey in 1998 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to attend the State University of New York, where he earned his Doctorate of Optometry in 2001, earning awards for academic excellence. He performed his internship at the SUNY Optometric Center in New York City, where he gained experience in primary care, pediatric optometry, contact lens care, low vision, and all aspects of ocular disease. He returned to his home state to perform externships at the West Haven and Newington Veterans Administration Medical Centers.
Dr. Courtemanche has been in practice with Deborah A. Downes, M.D. for ten years. He performs complete eye examinations for adults and children.