W. Scott Peterson, M.D.

Dr. Peterson is a board-certified ophthalmologist who received his medical degree from Yale Medical School and served an internship in internal medicine at Waterbury Hospital. Dr. Peterson then completed his residency in ophthalmology and visual science at Yale-New Haven Hospital, serving as chief resident during the final year. Although Dr. Peterson has lifetime certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he recently voluntarily achieved full re-certification by the board, one of only a small number of ophthalmologists nationally to seek and attain such recognition.
Dr. Peterson has been associated with numerous professional societies and has lectured and written extensively on various areas of ophthalmology, especially in the area of glaucoma research. He has served as an associate examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology for many years and was a member of special board panels in the areas of both cataract and galucoma.
Dr. Peterson has a long history of community service, having served as trustee, director or officer of many organizations. These include, on the local level, the Connecticut Community Foundation, the Mattatuck Museum, the Connecticut Eye Research Foundation, and a number of Yale-affiliated groups. On the national level, Dr. Peterson has served on the boards of both Dickinson College and Colby College, and on the international level he has served as a volunteer eye surgeon at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti and is a member of the board of the International Eye Foundation.

Dr. Peterson also maintains a strong scholarly interest in literature, especially the poetry of William Carlos Williams. His book, An Approach to William Carlos Williams’ Paterson, was published by Yale University Press. Dr. Peterson is listed in Who’s Who in America and in Who’s Who in the World.

Dr. Peterson and his wife live in Middlebury, where they receive visits from their two married children and their five, young grand-children. Dr. Peterson especially enjoys traveling, gardening, and skiing.

Dr. Peterson is one of the founders of OptiCare Eye Health & Vision Centers, and maintains his practice at our Waterbury office located at 87 Grandview Avenue.