our doctors & staff

dr. george adrian  

Advanced Care Optometry
for Adults & Children

Dr. George Adrian graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He obtained his Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England Eye Institute/New England College of Optometry in Boston Mass., where he was a Clinical Teachers Assistant.  Dr. Adrian’s clinical training included externships at the West Haven CT VA Medical Center and the Brighton Marine Public Health Center.

Dr. Adrian’s post doctorate education includes Diagnostic and Therapeutic degrees from College of Optometry at SUNY (State University of New York) and the Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry/Salus University.

Dr. Adrian maintains an Advanced Practice Certification for Optometry allowing him to treat eye conditions, injuries, and pathology at the highest level allowed by CT law.

The Groton Eye Center was founded by Dr. Adrian and has been providing eye care to Southeastern CT for 21 years.

Dr. Adrian is staff Optometrist for the Medical team for the Mohegan Sun WNBA and is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • National Honor Society

  • American and State of CT Optometric Asssociations

  • National Glaucoma Society

  • Consultant to BESB State of CT: Low Vision Services for the blind and visually handicapped.

  • Medical Advisory Board and Decision Analysts


dr. gregory nigrelli  

Advanced Care Optometry
for Adults & Children

Dr. Gregory Nigrelli graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Physiology. After graduation, Dr. Nigrelli spent several years as a therapeutic recreation assistant director at Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut. He then earned the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry in San Antonio Texas.

Dr. Nigrelli completed an internship in the medical and surgical management of ocular diseases and disorders of the visual system with Sharp Eye Consultants in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Nigrelli also completed an internship in family eye care at McCormick Vision Source in Austin, TX.

Dr. Nigrelli is a member of Beta Sigma Kappa International Honor Society and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Dr. Nigrelli holds an amplified license allowing for the treatment and management of glaucoma in the state of RI, as well as an Advanced Practice Certification for Optometry allowing him to treat eye conditions, injuries, and pathology at the highest level allowed by CT law.


dr. kevin cranmer  

Comprehensive Ophthalmology
& Refractive Surgery

Groton Eye Center welcomes Dr. Kevin Cranmer. A board certified eye surgeon, Dr. Cranmer practices comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a subspecialty interest in refractive surgery (LASIK and other procedures).

Dr. Cranmer received his medical training at Harvard Medical School. After an internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center, he completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He is chairman of Ophthalmology at Backus Hospital and the former chairman at Windham Hospital.


Jennifer Murray

Groton Eye Center Staff

Jennifer has been an Optician at the Groton Eye Center since 2001.  In addition to helping patients with eyeglass frames,  prescription lenses, and contact lenses, she is also the insurance and billing manager.