Dr. James Boccuzzi was born and raised in New Britain, CT. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1974 with a Bachelors degree in Biology. Dr. Boccuzzi then earned his Doctor of Optometry Degree from the New England College of Optometry after graduating in 1979. He has been providing eye care in the Danielson area for over thirty five years.
Dr. Boccuzzi is a member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists and the American Association of Optometry. He earned his Fellowship in the prestigious American Academy of Optometry in 1983. He holds an Advanced Practice Certification, allowing him to practice Optometry at the highest level allowed by Connecticut law.
Dr. Boccuzzi was the Consulting Optometrist to the University of Connecticut’s Sports Medicine Department for twenty years, treating and training the University’s athletes. In addition Dr. Boccuzzi was the Optometrist for the Kansas City Royals professional baseball team.
Awards and Recognition
Dr. Boccuzzi has served on the Connecticut Association of Optometrists Board of Directors. He served as Treasurer/Secretary for four years and served as the President of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Boccuzzi was awarded the Connecticut Associations Optometrist of the Year in 2006.
In January of 2012 Dr. Boccuzzi became one of the first Optometrists in Connecticut to become Board Certified and was granted the status of Diplomate, American Board of Optometry.
He is on the founding Board of Directors for the Connecticut Eye Care Alliance. Dr. Boccuzzi is on the speaker panel for Allergan and Shire Pharmaceuticals and has also has lectured at the University of Connecticut on ocular related topics.