Formerly located in the Washington Square section of downtown Newport, Rhode Island, Newport Eyeworks has since made its transition into an evolved mobile platform. The services previously available only in a traditional office are now available to come to you where and when you may need it.

Schedule your eye exam in the comfort of your own residence, office and even on a boat!

Our shop provides prescription eye wear, sunglasses, custom work, and “over-the-counter readers” with rapid turnaround, often in just a few days. Optometrists are available several times a month for eye exams and contact lens fittings. In addition, we provide repairs, adjustments, nose pad replacement, and tune-ups to eye wear. These services are free if the frame was purchased with us.

Rhode Island law requires a valid prescription generated within one year, and we are happy to contact your eye doctor for you to have your prescription faxed to our office.

Update, 3/20: We are now open limited hours by appointment only for eyewear pickup. Please call or email us at info@newporteyeworks.com to schedule. If you are experiencing an eye emergency, please call (401) 438-4447 or visit your local ER.

We accept a wide range of insurances, including VSP, EyeMed, UnitedHealth, Tufts, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and HarvardPilgrim. Please call our office with questions about your coverage.

Part of the Vision Care Network, Newport Eyeworks features up-to-the-minute fashion from eyewear companies such as Lafont, Persol, Ray Ban and Colors in Optics. We offer complete eye exams including contact lens fittings. Please call us today at 846-0101 to schedule your exam!

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.

 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. He also has much experience in the treatment of eye emergencies and eye diseases. 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. His undergraduate degree is in Physics from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. 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.