Advanced Eye Care Associates

780 North Main St
Providence, RI 02904
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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, Jared Cox, Monserrat Arias, and Abdoulaye Wann have over 100 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.

Optometry vs. Ophthalmology

Doctors of Optometry are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Doctors of Optometry prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and perform certain surgical procedures. Ophthalmology is a surgical specialty where ophthalmologists often specialize in areas like glaucoma, retina, and cataract. Our optometrists have access to the best ophthalmologists in Rhode Island and make referrals when appropriate.

The Services Offered at Advanced Eye Care Associates

We provide vision care to all ages, from basic preventive care and vision testing through complex treatments for conditions like glaucoma. 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

    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

    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

    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.
    Scott Sylvia

    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

    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.
    Monserrat Arias

    Dr. Monserrat Arias was born and raised in South America where early in her life she had the opportunity to become trilingual and pursued advanced education in Spanish, German and English. Dr. Arias knew she wanted a career that would allow her to help others, so she moved toBoston, MA and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies fromMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). 

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  • Dr.
    Abdoulaye Wann

    Dr. Abdoulaye Wann obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware in his home state. He knew from a very young age that he wanted to pursue optometry in order to help underserved populations. A first-generation college student, Dr. Wann went on to obtain his Doctor of Optometry degree from MCPHS College of Optometry where he rotated through primary care, pediatric, vision therapy, contact lens, glaucoma, and low vision specialties...

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  • Dr.
    Chelsea Moran

    Dr. Chelsea Moran, a Rhode Island native, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Salve Regina University. She worked as an intern at various medical offices during the summers, where upon she discovered her love for the field of Optometry. Dr. Moran sought to serve communities in need leading her to pursue an optometric education in inner-city Philadelphia. She went on to received her doctor of optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she extensively trained in both optometric and ophthalmology settings. Dr. Moran’s clinical background includes ocular disease, pediatric eye care, primary care, contact lens and glaucoma.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "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