From our Doctors: We dedicate our practice to the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Our goal is to provide an excellent experience from the time you call for an appointment, enter our office, have your exam, and leave with the knowledge that you enjoyed the most comprehensive eye exam offered.
George J. Brown, O.D.
David J. Santos, O.D.
Dr. Santos is a 1991 graduate of the State University College of Optometry in New York. SUNY is recognized as the leading university in the world in the treatment of eye coordination and eye alignment dysfunctions. In addition to having been a cancer researcher at Roger Williams Medical Center, Dr. Santos has been very active in testing new contact lens designs.
Dr. Santos is well known for his kind and patient demeanor. His knowledge of eye disease and learning-related anomalies is unparalleled. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and has traveled extensively in Europe and Central America.
Robert W. Hill, O.D.
Dr. Hill is a 2002 graduate of New England College of Optometry and has been part of our team since June 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Providence College in 1998, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the premedical honor society.
While at New England College of Optometry Dr. Hill was a member of Beta Sigma Kappa, the international optometric honor society and VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity). He received advanced eye disease training at the VA Hospitals in Providence, RI and Bedford, MA, and studied contact lenses and corneal reshaping under Dr. Marjorie Rah, an internationally recognized leader in contact lenses. Dr. Hill has authored a paper on anti-angiogenesis drugs and the eye.
Dr. Hill excels in the areas of specialty contact lens fitting, including multifocal contact lenses, eye disease, and pediatric vision. He lives in Riverside with his wife Melanie and belongs to the East Providence Lions Club and a local chapter of BNI (Business Networking International).
Alison Loranger, O.D.
We will all miss Dr Alison Loranger. Dr Loranger served two years at our practice.
The staff at Vision Care wish her well in her new life in Colorado. Our doctors are enjoying meeting the new faces previously seen by Dr Loranger. We are also enjoying welcoming some old friends that we have not seen in a while.
Good luck, Dr Loranger!
Our Management Team:
Natalie Taylor, CPOT Practice Manager
Natalie is the organizing force behind the Rhode Island Paraoptometric Association, and is on the Marketing Committee of the AOA’s Commission on Paraoptometric Certification. She is the only paraoptometric in the state of Rhode Island to reach CPOT certification.
Natalie also attends URI full time as a joint Biology/History major, pre-med.
Melina Buteau, Practice Administrator
Since 2007, Melina has had a role in practice development with our company. She serves an important role in analysis and system design. In addition to the business and managerial role, Melina excels at patient care duties in the optical. She is our principle trainer in third party billing and works dilligently behind the scenes to make our practice a success.
Opticians & Brand Manager
Eliza Zimmermann, Optical Manager
Eliza joined our practice in November 2010 with a strong background in team management. A gifted painter and designer, you can trust her to find your perfect frame. Eliza’s dedication to excellence and quality is elevating her team to a new level.
Lelia Braga, Finance Manager
A longtime patient of the practice, Lelia joined our team in 1996. She has filled many duties from patient care coordinator to technician and optical assistant. Her behind the scenes work is a big part of our success. Lelia is a kind and considerate person who takes care of the financial parts of our business. She is fluent in Portuguese.