About Our Practice

Avon Eye Care is pleased to offer a wide range of optometric services, eye care products including eyeglasses, specialty eyewear, frames, and contact lenses. Our staff is happy to help however we can. From your first contact with us to your appointment and your follow-up, we aim to make your eye care experience great. This is what drives us to provide you with the best care year after year! Our team of eye care professionals is experienced and friendly. We’re here to help all patients understand their benefits, schedule appointments, and fulfill their eye doctor’s orders. Our optician can give you guidance in picking out your perfect pair of eyewear, and our friendly office staff is knowledgeable about billing and benefits coverage.

Dr. Harneet McDermott

Dr. McDermott received her bachelor degree at the University of California–San Diego in Physiology and Neuroscience and went on to receive her doctorate from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. Her education and training enable her to practice advanced optometric care. She is an active member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrist and American Optometric Association.

Dr. McDermott has extensive training and experience in the management and treatment of ocular disease such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts as well as primary care optometry including contact lens fittings.

Outside of serving her patients, Dr. McDermott enjoys spending time with her husband Derek, who is a Connecticut native having grown up in Ellington. She is also an avid sports enthusiast and does crossfit regularly.

Dr. Pari Shah

Dr. Shah joined the Avon Eye Care Staff in 2020, us as a graduate of the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. She is also a proud Husky, having graduated from UCONN with a Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences.

She completed externships throughout New England and has gained experience working in a variety of settings. From functional vision evaluations in young children to managing eye disease in senior veteran populations, she is ready to help you and your family with your eye care needs.

In her free time, Dr. Shah enjoys staying creative with interior design and is always working on some project around the house. Whether you’re an existing patient or it’s your first time at AEC, she looks forward to helping you see and feel better!



Angela joined Avon Eye Care in 2009. She is the practice administrator and in charge of insurance and billing. She is also prepared to help with scheduling and orders. She comes from a family of medical office professionals, including a father who is an optician. On her days off, she loves to bargain shop and spend time with family and friends



Allison joined Avon Eye Care in 2021. She is one of our Optometric Technicians. She brings years of customer service experience to the team. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her Fiancé, spending time with her family, and playing with her teacup Yorkie, Bella.


Cathy joined Avon Eye Care in 2021. She is an Optometric/Ophthalmic Technician.

She has experience in the Optometric/Ophthalmic/Retina field for over 30yrs.
In her free time she loves hiking with her golden retriever Marley, loves traveling, some of her favorite places are Italy, Africa, and Iceland. Just moved back to CT after living in Washington State for the last 25yrs.