Advanced Eye Care Associates

780 North Main St
Providence, RI 02904
[email protected]

Welcome to Advanced Eye Care Associates
Your Optometrists in Providence, RI

Call us at (401)-331-2020 today.

Of all the senses, many people feel eyesight is the most precious. The ability to see our loved ones, read a book or enjoy a sunset are all dependent on our vision. To ensure that you will continue to see everything you want, you need regular eye care from our Providence optometrists and ophthalmic surgeon. Located outside downtown Providence, RI, Advanced Eye Care Associates can supply all your vision needs.

Choosing an Eye Doctor

When it comes to your vision, you don't just want any eye doctor, you want an experienced expert in the field of optometry or ophthalmology. Our doctors Carl D. Corrow, John D. Corrow, J. Lawrence Norton, Scott Sylvia, and Jared Cox have over 30 years of combined experience. As expert clinicians, they also have specialized individual skills such as contact lens fitting or interests such as working with the blind. Ezra I. Galler is a board-certified ophthalmologist and one of the early pioneers of LASIK surgery in Rhode Island.

Optometry vs. Ophthalmology

Although both deal with vision and the treatment and correction of visual problems, these are two different medical specialties. Optometry is the medical specialty that deals with examining the eyes for visual defects and prescribing corrective lenses. Ophthalmology is a surgical specialty, devoted to correcting visual problems through procedures like LASIK or cataract removals or repairing injuries.

The Services Offered at Providence Optometrists

We provide vision care to all ages, from basic preventive care and vision testing through complex treatments for conditions like macular degeneration. All of our staff are highly trained and focused on providing you with high-quality, compassionate care. Our services include:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Comprehensive Eye Examinations
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Dry Eye Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Eyeglasses and Sunglasses
  • Glaucoma Diagnosis and Treatment
  • LASIK (Refractive Surgery Evaluations)
  • Macular Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Pediatric Eye Care

Why Choose Advanced Eye Care Associates?

We are here to provide high-quality eye care; our focus is on service and quality. A doctor is on call at all times and we strive to give you an appointment within one week. Of course, we see eye emergencies as soon as possible. We offer evening and weekend hours and accept most insurance plans. Our optical department offers a full range of products from the high-end designer lines like Gucci to well-crafted value-minded glasses.

Contact Us if You Need an Optometrist in Providence

Whether you have a serious vision problem or just need routine care, we can meet your needs. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment at (401)-331-2020. Advanced Eye Care Associates has been serving the residents of Providence since 1927 and our location is convenient to all of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

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Meet The Doctors

  • Dr.
    Carl D. Corrow
    Optometrist

    Dr. Carl D. Corrow completed his undergraduate studies at Providence College. There he was elected to the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Health Professions Honor Society and graduated with honors. He then attended the State University of New York College of Optometry, in New York City, where he received his Doctorate of Optometry. While attending SUNY Optometry, he was elected to the Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society. He has completed externships in: hospital based optometry at the VA Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut...

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  • Dr.
    John D. Corrow
    Optometrist

    Dr. John D. Corrow completed his undergraduate studies in biology at Binghamton University in upstate New York. He went on to receive his Doctorate in Optometry from the State University of New York College of Optometry in New York City. While there he had extensive clinical exposure rotating through primary eye care, pediatric eye care and contact lens clinics. In addition, he received advanced training at a hospital based externship in the VA Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware and at an ocular disease externship at Aran Eye Associates referral center in Miami, Florida...

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  • J. Lawrence Norton
    Optometrist

    Dr. Norton obtained his undergraduate degree In biology from the University of Rhode Island. He attended the New England College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree. While there, he participated in the teaching assistantship program...

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  • Dr.
    Matthew M. Doyle
    Optometrist

    Dr. Matthew Doyle’s college career began at the University of New England in Biddeford, ME where he graduated with a B.S. in Medical Biology. He then went on to graduate with a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. He completed his externships in primary care optometry at Martha Elliot Community Health Center in Jamaica Plain, MA and Newport Naval Health Clinic in Newport, RI. Additionally, he completed diverse ocular disease training at the Dorchester Health Center in Dorchester, MA and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, MA...

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  • Dr.
    Scott Sylvia
    Optometrist

    Dr. Sylvia graduated New England College of Optometry in 1986, is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the college, has a private practice in Cambridge, Ma where he sees patients and trains interns, and joined the Advanced Eye Care Associates practice in 2016. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Community Research Initiative in Boston. He also has an MBA in Healthcare administrative management and marketing...

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  • Dr.
    Jared Cox
    Optometrist

    Dr. Jared Cox graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. While there he received training in primary care, pediatrics, vision therapy, vision rehabilitation, contact lenses, and ocular pathology. His educational experience included externships at Batesville Eye Care in Arkansas and at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana....

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  • Dr.
    Ezra L. Galler
    Surgeon

    Dr. Galler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University and went on to receive his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He was selected for a one year laser research fellowship at the prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Galler completed his residency training in ophthalmology and served as chief resident at Lenox Hill Hospital New York University School of Medicine...

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Advanced Eye Care Associates

780 North Main St
Providence, RI 02904
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Office in Providence

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Everyone who I've ever met there has been extremely friendly, professional, and most importantly, one hundred percent competent in their jobs. Highly recommended. I believe my doctors name from today was Dr. Martinez and he was great. Definitely keeping him! (Though I have seen a few other docs there as well and they were all great)"
    Sarah M
  • "My experience at Advanced Eye Care was extremely positive. Here were the highlights: 1) I loved being able to make an appointment online. That makes the process so much easier. 2) The young woman who first met with me was lovely––warm, competent, instilled confidence. 3) Dr. Matt Dolan was great. Friendly, extremely knowledgable and efficient. I will definitely recommend Advanced Eye Care Associates to others."
    Maryellen B
  • "I was interested in trying contacts and the doctor was very helpful in answering my questions. He is working with me in trying to get the right lenses for my prescription. I feel comfortable and respected by everyone I come in contact with. There is a genuine concern for the care of the patient. Check-in was quick, and I was taken in to see the doctor in less than 10 minutes."
    Debora G
  • "Very nice and professional people :) I loved the vibe there! They’re also quick and straight to the point!"
    Alexis S
  • "Very pleased with my experience. Staff was friendly, professional and efficient. The dr I saw actually listened to some particular concerns I had, understood them and provided a solution! That was a first! Thanks. Highly recommended."
    John T