GEORGE J. BROWN, O.D.
Dr. Brown is a recognized leader in the field of eye care. He has an enthusiastic, warm and friendly manner with people of all ages. In addition to complicated contact lens care, he has an extensive background in pediatrics and vision therapy. Dr. Brown has been a clinical investigator for treatments of dry eye, and computer vision syndrome. His undergraduate Degree is in Physics from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts.Dr. Brown is a 1986 graduate, with honors, from The New England College of Optometry. Following graduation, he served a one-year Fellowship, specializing in eye disease at the Omnivision Center. He is a former recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Contact Lens Award. Dr. Brown has been an active member of our community and in the local optometric association where he served as President in the 1999/2000 year.
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 has provided new solutions for dry eye, macular disease, and UV protection. His knowledge of eye disease and learning-related anomalies is unparalleled. Dr. Santos is well known for his kind and patient demeanor. He has traveled extensively in Europe and Central America, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
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 excels in the areas of specialty contact lens fitting, including multifocal contact lenses, eye disease, and pediatric vision. He is also a pioneer in CRT or Corneal Refractive Therapy. Dr. Hill is the Contact Lens Director for the Brown Center.
Eric M. Prytula, O.D.
Dr. Prytula received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. After gaining experience in the area of pharmacology research in the private sector, Dr. Prytula turned his passion to eye care, earning his optometry degree from Chicago’s prestigious Illinois College of Optometry. He continued his pursuit of excellence receiving Clinical Honors in Primary Care and advanced medical eye care. Dr. Prytula has done extensive work in diabetic eye care, glaucoma management, and primary and emergency care and eye safety among athletes. Dr. Prytula has also developed a subspecialty and interest in dry eye.
Tatiana Giraldo, O.D.
After earning her Bachelor of Science from the University of Rhode Island, where she majored in Biological Sciences, Dr. Tatiana Giraldo graduated cum laude from the prestigious Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She was a member of both the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society and the Tomb & Key Fraternity. Dr. Giraldo has extensive training in the management of eye disease and eye injuries. She has research experience in Diabetes and patient education. She has attended mission trips in South America, provided numerous vision screenings and charity events, and is active with Special Olympics and VOSH. Dr. Giraldo is certified in Corneal Reshaping Therapy. She is also fluent in Spanish.