About Us

Charles M. Collins M.D. along with Frederic J. Kelley III, O.D., their staff and friends opened Eye Care for Rhode Island on September 7, 2011. Carlos R. DeFreitas O.D. joined the practice in 2013. Richard G. Bryan M.D. of Janigian Retina Associates also provides care in the office.

The Office Manager is Nerry Terpening, Certified Ophthalmic Executive. The clinical team is managed by Melissa, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant with assistance from Kelsey, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. They are supported by ophthalmic assistants: Courtney, Trisha, Kaitlyn, Allayna and Brittney, COA. The front office is managed by Debbie and assisted by Susan. The billing department is managed by Jen, Certified Biller. The optical department is managed by Janetta, Licensed Optician and assisted by Katie, Licensed Optician.
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Mission Statement

Achieve status regionally as top tier and patient centered eye care providers in Optometry, Medical and Surgical Ophthalmology, and Optical Care, including spectacles and contact lenses.

Our vision is to improve the quality of people’s lives by compassionately providing a lifetime of outstanding eye care.

Our Values:

  • Consistent excellence - our doctors and staff are expertly trained and resourced to deliver superior quality and patient service
  • Patient centered service-our dedication to serving a wide spectrum of eye care and delivered in a compassionate and professional manner
  • Ethical behavior-integrity and commitment to the highest level of professionalism in all aspects of our work and relationship with patients, employees, vendors, and other health care providers.
Monday, Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Modern Technology

At Eye Care for Rhode Island, our focus is patient centered care in an efficient and compassionate manner. We use modern technology in each patient encounter to deliver an optimum experience.

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