Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD

Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mystic, CT and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology, anterior segment surgery, and more.Read his story

35 Washington St

Mystic, CT 06355

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • HAP Insurance
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Falck Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Falck Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Falck Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Falck Jr "I have completed additional training above and beyond traditional ophthalmology training which has provided me with additional expertise in the treatment of and surgery for a multitude of eye conditions. Additionally as an MD / PhD, I am actively engaged in research and teaching. I have been recognized by my peers as a "Top Doctor", by the Consumers Research Council as a " Top Ophthalmologist", by the Princeton Review as a "Top Alumnus", by US News and World Report as a "Top Doctor" and by Who's Who in Medicine as a "Top Doctor". I am also the recipient of an "Innovator Award" from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In 2010 at the World Forum, Cambridge University I received the " Man of the Year in Medicine Award" for technologies that I developed which is used to prevent blindness. I am also co-developer of the common surgical procedure used to treat glaucoma and developer of the anesthesia procedure used for cataract surgery. I hold twenty-three patents on eye related technology and have two patents pending on cataract surgery technology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Falck Jr "Our goal and focus is to provide the highest quality patient centered eye care and surgery available."

5  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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26  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Eastern Ct State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Man of the Year in Medicine Award, World Forum, Cambridge University, 2010
  • Outstanding Alumnus of an American University, Princeton Review, 2008
  • James Walker Award, University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, 1986
  • Surgical Scholar, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1982
  • Best Physician Award in New London County, US Business, 2008,2009
  • One of America's Best Ophthalmologists, Consumers Research Council of Washington, DC, 2005-2011
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Falck Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Falck Jr to family and friends
23 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Falck Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
Dr. Falck Jr Says:

The average from twenty-three patients does not accurately reflect the experience of the thousands of patients we treat, nor does it accurately reflect the commitment of our staff, the state of art offices we have or the technology that we have available.

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