Snapshot: Armand Daccache, MD | The Newtown Bee

Posted: Dec 29, 2018 2021 08:00

Occupation: I am an Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist, practicing in Danbury and Prospect with CT Eye Consultants since 2008. Previously I worked at Yale Eye Center and VA Hospital. I joined Danbury Eye Physicians in 2008, which later became CT Eye Consultants.

Family: I have been married to Nada for 25 years and we have three children: Joe, Muriel and Anthony.

Pets: We have a Golden Retriever named Zara.

How long have you lived in Newtown? I lived in Newtown for 12 years and counting …

What do you like to do in your free time? Mainly cycling and a bit of skiing in the winter. I also resumed beekeeping during the 2020 containment.

What is your favorite book? Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It was published in 1932, and the themes remain very prescient.

What is your favorite travel destination? Italy.

What’s the best part about Newtown? All preserves and protected open space.

What organizations are you a part of in Newtown? I am part of ‘Team 26’ and ‘United Physicians of Newtown’ (UPoN). The two began in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 tragedy to raise awareness about gun control and mental illness.

Who or what has had the greatest influence in your life? The Renaissance cultural scene as it continues to define our way of life and our Western civilization

If you could spend the day with one person, who would you choose and why? My late grandfather, Erudit. He was a great thinker and his influence was enormous on me.

Who is your favorite musical artist? It’s not an artist but the Beatles.

What’s your favorite TV show? Cheers and its sequel Frasier.

What is your favorite movie? He must be The Godfather.

What is your favorite food? Pizza and beer after a bike ride.

If you could travel to the past or the future, which would you choose and why? To go to Florence during the Renaissance. We would still be in the Dark Ages and America would not have been discovered without the Renaissance.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever had? “You will appreciate success much more after failure. “

What can you not do without? My family and my bikes.

What is your proudest achievement? My family and my career coupled with my passion for eye care.

Armand Daccache, MD, is The Newtown Bee’s most recent snapshot. —Photo courtesy of Jennifer Canning

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