Richard Fichman, MD


Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • SightMD Connecticut

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  • Manchester

    178 Hartford Road Manchester, CT 06040

    Main: 877-342-4626
  • Torrington

    1144 E Main Street Torrington, CT 06790

    Main: 860-489-8999





  • Cataract Surgery


Year began practicing: 1984

Year joined staff: 2021


Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School, Doctorate


University of Arizona Health Center, Residency


St Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Internship

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Former Associate Professor, Woodhull Hospital Department of Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Instructor, University of Connecticut
  • Distinguished Service Award, Hartford County Medical Association, 2022

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Hartford County Medical Association


Dr. Richard Fichman is a board certified ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract and laser eye surgery. He has been providing the highest quality eye care to the local community for over 30 years and performed the first LASIK surgery in Connecticut in 1995. He developed a procedure to eliminate needles, sutures, and patches from cataract surgery named Quick Sight, which continues to be used around the world.

Dr. Fichman has always focused on getting his patients to reduce their dependence on glasses after cataract surgery, and is dedicated to provide the best in technology and advanced eyecare, from treatment of complex eye conditions to routine eye exams, fashionable glasses and contact lenses.

Dr. Fichman enjoys many hobbies in his spare time including spending time with his children and grandchildren, skiing, and travelling. Music is a big passion of his and in 2020, he wrote and performed a special song as a tribute to all the dedicated essential workers helping keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.