Dr. Darron Bacal, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(20)
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Dr. Darron Bacal, MD
Dr. Darron Bacal, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Orange, CT. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

325 Boston Post Rd Ste 1A

Orange, CT 06477

Contact Information

(203) 795-0766

Dr. Darron Bacal, MD

Dr. Darron Bacal, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Diplopia
very high
more than 95% of peers
Exotropia
normal
more than 85% of peers
Esotropia
normal
more than 75% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • 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.

Education

  • JEFFERSON MED COLL-THOS JEFFERSON UNIV
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Staten Island University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bacal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bacal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bacal to family and friends
3.5
based on 20 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Bacal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in East Hampton, CT |
Dr. Bacal came recommended to us when my son was 2 by our pediatrician. He was deemed the best in the state. Exactly what I was looking for and to hear as my son's eye was beginning to cross in. After scheduling an initial appointment, I was hearing his name all over! Kids school, around town, and at work! A clear good sign. He performed surgery about a year later with great success. Dr. Bacal is a phenomenal surgeon/physician. We moved and I STILL drive my son to him. I would highly recommend!!
Fairfield, CT |
Dr. Bacal is an excellent pediatric ophthalmologist who is clinically astute with an impressive background. Any child in his care is fortunate to have his expertise and input.
in Ansonia, CT |
Dr Bacal is an excellent physician. He was able to quickly diagnose our daughter with a rare eye cancer (retinoblastoma) and help us to get the best treatment for her. Because of his quick diagnosis, our daughter's eye was saved and some vision restored. He is our eye physician for both of our children and is highly qualified and recommended.
in Fairfield,Ct |
Dr.Bacal shows compassion and empathy towards my daughter. He has been her doctor for 5 yrs now. She recently had surgery on both eyes. His knowledge and patience were outstanding. My daughter is 8 yrs old and she doesn't mind going for her eye exams. As a psych nurse and mom I would definitely recommend Dr.Bacal to my family and friends.
West Haven, CT |
Brought our 3month to see Dr becal. He was horrible! He never explained what he was doing and brushed off every thing I had said as if I was bothering him by bringing her there. He diagnosed her with severe nearsightedness and said she needs glasses but he would not give a prescription until she is walking. Just Delaying her development further.
Shelton, CT |
DR. Bacal has been great at every visit. My son's lazy eye has improved greatly due to his recommended treatment. He may not come off at first as warm and fuzzy to some people, but he knows his stuff and is definitely really nice if you ask him questions and get to know him better. He was also very professional in handling my 6 year old. My son has no problem doing all the eye tests and listening to him.
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My daughter saw Dr. Bacal for a second opinion for exotropia and I can't say enough about what a positive experience it was. We were seen in the Shelton office and the staff was friendly and pleasant. Dr. Bacal was wonderful. He was very confident and knowledgeable--which really put me at ease. He took the time to answer my questions and was very patient. Overall, it was a great experience.
Even though Dr. Bacal doesn't give the warm and fuzzies, he is amazing. Always there to answer my many questions. He has provided is excellent guidance and resources for my sons ocular albinism and nystagmus.
Terrible. Long wait time and Dr. Bacal was so rude and treated me like I was an idiot. He didn't want to take the time to explain my 9 month old daughter's eye problems and responded to my questions as if I should have known the answer already. Will never go back there.
He was rude and scared my child then scolded me for not wanting to bear hug my child and force him to get eye drops. He's 4 years old and had a scarring episode with multiple doctors when he was 2. I thought the first time we went to see him,he may have been having a bad day which is why he was rude. After going again 2 years later and still having the same nasty attitude we will be going to a different pediatric eye doctor.
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Dr. Bacal accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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