Dr. Alan Stern, MD

Dr. Alan Stern, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Alan Stern, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New Britain, CT. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1 Lake St Bldg C

New Britain, CT 06052

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 79% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 78% of peers
more than 73% of peers

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Dr. Stern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stern "Dr. Alan Stern was born in DuBois, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Villanova University. He obtained his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His residency was at Thomas Jefferson and its affiliated Wills Eye Hospital, and he completed his training with fellowships at the University of Connecticut in cataract and corneal surgery. Dr. Stern has thirty years' experience in ophthalmic surgery, with special interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and laser refractive procedures. He is a founding member of Precision LASIK Group, Chief of Ophthalmology at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, and co-medical director of the Connecticut eye bank. In addition to his surgical practice, he is on the board of Vision Health International, an organization providing eye care and surgery to indigent patients in Central and South America. Dr. Stern is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, board certified and re-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and a member of Connecticut Eye Society."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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13  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jefferson-Wills Eye Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Connecticut, Cornea
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stern to family and friends
18 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Stern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr . Stern did both eyes with lasiks. He destroyed my cornias leaving me with the only option..wait until eventual blindness and have corneaa replacement. He was rude and uncaring about it offereing no help. I asked for my medical record , they refused to get tem for me and later i went straight...more
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My doctor is Alan Stern MD of New Britain. I had cataract surgery done by him in August 2017 @Hartford Hospital Eye Center Willard Av Newington CT. All I can say: it is wonderful to see again without 'the big blur'! Five years ago, Dr. Stern removed a cataract from my other eye at the same...more
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Dr Stern is a caring Doctor who spends the time to properly communicate and listen in a time when docs are pressured to do a volume business. He is at the top in his field and at the forefront of new technology and methods.
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