Blue Eyes

Ridgefield Ophthalmology

Christienne F. Coates, M.D.

Your Ophthalmic Health is Our Top Priority 


About Christienne F. Coates, M.D.

Dr. Coates is a Board-certified ophthalmologist and a member of the following organizations: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Fairfield County Medical Association, the Greenwich Physicians Association, the New York Oculofacial and Oculoplastic Society, the New England Oculoplastic Society, and the Women’s Medical Association of Fairfield County.

Dr. Coates and her husband, Jack Hergenrother, have four children who are currently or have been educated in the Ridgefield Public School systems. Dr. Coates has been involved in a variety of community activities, including the RHS Cross Country and Track & Field Booster Club, and the Farmingville Elementary School PTA. 

Recent Awards

"2019 Best Ophthalmologist"  

Ridgefield Magazine

Readers Choice Awards

"2020 Top Doctor"

Castle Connolly

Learn more about this honor here

"2020 Exceptional Women

in Medicine" 

Castle Connolly

"2021 Top Doctor"

Castle Connolly

Learn more about this honor here

"2021 Top Doctor"

Fairfield County Magazine 

 Eye Exams and Emergency Eye Care


Surgical Procedures

Eye Test
Couple Hugging
Cornea Transplant

Set Up A Telehealth Appointment

If you are an established patient, you can book a telehealth appointment with Dr. Coates. Please fill out the form below and an RO staff member will follow up with your appointment details.

Following the scheduling of your appointment, you will receive an email from Dr. Coates through, a confidential and safe telemedicine site. 

RO asks that all patients pay for emergency or after hours telehealth appointments prior to the appointment with Dr. Coates. You can do so by going to the "Order Online" tab of this website and use PayPal or venmo (@Ridgefield-Ophthalmology) at checkout. 

Are you a returning patient?

Contact Us

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call or email the office or submit your request form below. 

Emergency appointments are available for established patients. If you have been a patient of Ridgefield Ophthalmology before and are experiencing an eye emergency, please call our office. 

      Phone: (203) 894-9700


Are you a returning patient?

Phone: (203) 894-9700

90 Grove Street, Suite 105, Ridgefield, CT 06877

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DISCLAIMER: Material on the Ridgefield Ophthalmology website is provided for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical care, surgical care or educational consultation with a physician. The Ridgefield Ophthalmology website contains general information which may or may not apply to individual patients’ needs. Ridgefield Ophthalmology encourages all persons to seek professional medical or surgical advice for any specific questions and concerns.

Medical services include (but not limited to) comprehensive eye exams and routine check-ups, glasses and contact lens prescriptions, family eye care, diabetic eye care, macular degeneration screenings, glaucoma management and dry eye management.Eye plastic surgery includes (but not limited to) upper and lower blepharoplasty (lid lifts), ectropion/entropion (lid malposition) surgery, surgery for excessive tearing, ptosis repair, eyelid lesion removal, eyelid cancer removal and lid reconstructions.Cosmetic eye care includes Botox® for fine lines around the eyes, brows and forehead, as well as facial rejuvenation with Juvederm®. Serving Ridgefield, Wilton, Redding, Weston, Danbury, Bethel, Newtown, New Fairfield, Stamford, New Canaan, Greenwich, North Salem, South Salem, Lewisboro, Southeast, Brewster, Fairfield County, Westchester County, and Putnam County.