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Meet the Optometrists

As optometric technology changes, it is even more important to select an eye doctor who has all the right qualifications and follows the latest developments in eye care. Dr. Peter Pegolo makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members in our West Hartford eye clinic are up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.

Meet our doctor:


Dr. Peter Pegolo, O.D.

Dr. Peter Pegolo, a native of Connecticut, is the founder of Optometric Specialty Group and has been in private practice in West Hartford since 1996. Dr. Pegolo graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology and earned his Doctorate from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating, Dr. Pegolo elected to spend another year at the Brockton and West Roxbury Veterans Hospitals in Massachusetts in an ocular disease based residency. He is an adjunct professor to the New England College of Optometry, and has been fortunate enough to help numerous students along their career path in the optometric field.

Dr. Pegolo is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Connecticut Association of Optometrists, and has served on the CAO board. He is also a member of the Orthokeratology Academy of America. Dr. Pegolo is a certified WAVE contact lens designer. He has lectured locally and has also consulted for companies related to eyecare. Additionally, he is a state representative for a national insurance company.

Dr. Pegolo enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and two children. He has committed himself to the discipline of Bikram Yoga and spends many hours weekly engaged in that practice. He is an avid fan of college basketball and especially the UCONN Huskies. He also loves to golf when he has the time.

If you have a question or concern that a staff member cannot answer for you, feel free to contact Dr. Pegolo by clicking on this link: email me. (Do not send personal health information by email.)


Dr. Nicole Colasurdo

Dr. Colasurdo is originally from New Jersey and received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of South Florida, in their accelerated three year program. In 2011, she completed her four year optometric training from Chicago’s Illinois College of Optometry. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry Degree, she chose to further her education through the residency training program offered at the Newington Veterans Affairs Hospital, which she completed in 2012.

Through these experiences she is knowledgeable in the treatment and management of ocular diseases; some of which include macular degeneration, glaucoma, ocular inflammation and cataract evaluation. She is also a current and active member of the Connecticut Association of Optometrists. You can check her schedule at our West Hartford eye clinic here.

Dr. Colasurdo’s professional interests include being a proponent for education about the importance of maintaining ocular health, contact lens fitting (especially multifocal contact lenses), as well as aspiring to assist on a mission trip. She is an avid runner and has finished multiple marathons.

Hours of Operation

We are closed for lunch 1-2pm daily.


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm






Find us on the map

Address: 612-B South Quaker Lane West Hartford CT 06110
(860) 236-1218

Optometric Specialty Group of Wethersfield

185 Silas Deane Highway, Suite #1
Wethersfield, CT 06109

(860) 296-1700