About

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!


April L. Brown, O.D.

Dr. April Brown joined our team in the spring of 2018. She is a native of Saskatchewan, Canada and completed her undergraduate studies at Mississippi Valley State University, where she competed as a member of the volleyball team and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. April Brown went on to attend optometry school at the prestigious MCPHS University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Dr. April Brown has since developed an interest and sub-specialty in low vision, receiving an award in 2018 for Excellence in Low Vision. Dr. April Brown is a kind and gentle person as well as an excellent listener and problem solver, and is always focused on her patients’ visual and medical needs.


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.