Recognition of Community Needs

We actively participate with 'Vision USA' and 'Saving Sight Rhode Island', two organizations that serve those who are less fortunate in our community. We also give back to the community through volunteer organizations such as the Rotary, Little League, the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club, and Senior Services.

"I love to teach as much as I love to learn."

— Dr. George J. Brown, O.D

The Brown Center is committed to investing in students both locally and regionally. We sponsor the following scholarships:

LADO Latino Dollars for Scholars of Rhode Island
For deserving Latino students in Rhode Island

East Providence Citizens Scholarship Dollars for Scholars
An EP resident who majors in a science or health care related field

The Brown Family Scholarship
Established in 2013 in memory of their Dad, the Brown brothers sponsor a scholarship for an EPHS Alumni who earned a Varsity Letter in Wrestling and attends a college or university.

New England College of Optometry Scholarship – $500

MCPHS School of Optometry Worcester – $500

Dr. Brown believes that advancing technology and education and technology are key in a successful healthcare practice. In addition to funding numerous local scholarships, Dr. Brown also sponsors clinical externs who have the dream to run their own practice someday as well as tirelessly devoting hours and hours to the education of teachers, parents, and community leaders as to the importance of quality vision care.