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.
He has been a member of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association since 1982, is a member of the RIOA, a member of the Scleral Lens Society, and has been a research pilot practice in Cambridge for Alcon, Coopervision, Bausch and Lomb, as well as Vistakon, testing new contact lens materials and products. As part of the leadership team at Vistakon, he has lectured and trained other Optometrists in metro Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts on new contact lens products and materials.
For the last 20 years, he has been providing specialty contact lens services in his Cambridge office to his patients as well as co-managing those of his colleagues. These services include custom soft, custom soft toric, multi-focal toric, gas permeable, bitoric gas permeable, scleral, miniscleral and oblates. He now provides these services here at Advanced Eye Care Associates.