Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Richard J. Colo
Dr. Richard J. Colo, a native of Connecticut is the founder of Suffield Eye Care. He has owned his private practice in Suffield, CT since 1971. Dr. Colo graduated June 1966 from Hobart College in Geneva, NY with a BA in Psychology. In June of 1970, he earned his BS OD Optometry from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. After graduating, Dr. Colo became Assistant Director of Clinical Studies at New England College of Optometry until 1971 when he settled in Suffield, CT. He opened his private practice in Suffield where he has remained for 43 years and continues to serve his community and surrounding areas.
Dr. Colo is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Optometric Society. He is also a member of the New England Council of Optometrist and Prima Eye Group.
Dr. Colo’s passion centers around English Setters and Bamboo Fly rods. He specializes in Sports Vision concentration on clay target sports. Dr. Colo has an amazing family and loves spending time with his 2 granddaughters.
Dr. Marc Denigris
Dr. Marc DeNigris is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. Born in Stratford, he attended Stratford High School and went on to receive his BS in Biology and MS in Philosophy from Fairfield University. He earned his Doctorate in Optometry from the New England college of Optometry in Boston, MA. Upon graduation Dr. DeNigris was awarded the E.B. Alexander residency in child vision and development at the Gessell Institute of Child Development in New Haven. Following the completion of his residency Dr. DeNigris joined the staff at the Institute where he remained for several years before establishing his own private practice in Wallingford, where he has continued to practice for the last 30 years.
Dr. DeNigris enjoys playing golf with friends and antiquing with his wife. Also some of his favorite pass times include collecting coins, restoring antique cars, and locating, collecting, and expanding his knowledge on jewelry.
Dr. DeNigris has been part of Suffield EyeCare for 6 years and is a welcomed addition to our staff. He brings great knowledge and has studied and implemented the latest in medical technology to deliver state of the art vision care to his pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Allise L. Markowski
Dr. Allise Markowski is a native of Suffield, Connecticut. She attended Suffield Academy and started her college career at UCONN-Storrs. Allise completed her Bachelors Degree in Human Behavioral Studies from Western New England College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Markowski earned her Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. While working on her doctorate, Allise had the opportunity to study Optics in Aalen, Germany, as well as travel to Belize to provide Optometric exams and eye glasses to underprivileged children. She volunteered time on the weekends to do eye screenings to Head Start children entering preschool. In addition Dr. Markowski has worked with patients at Community Health Centers in the Greater Boston area; provided eye care to military personnel and their families at the United States Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island; and completed an internship at the Veterans Hospital in Newington, Connecticut.
Dr. Markowski is a member of the Optometric Extension Program for Behavioral Optometrists, the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. She sees patients of all ages, including pediatric exams and contact lens evaluations. Dr. Markowski also specializes in Vision Therapy and Sports Vision. Dr. Markowski is pleased to welcome New Patients at this time.Dr. Markowski is excited to return and serve the community that she grew up in. She is happy to be so close to her friends and family. She enjoys cooking, traveling and remodeling her first home. In her spare time she often enjoys yoga, pilates, and loves working in her garden.
Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As eyecare professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients. As doctor's, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in our team. That is just one reason why we value each and every patient relationship.
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