Our Doctors

At The Rhode Island Eye Institute, our commitment to excellence begins with our exceptional doctors. Our staff of ophthalmologists and optometrists is one of the most experienced and highly skilled in New England.

Our doctors cover the full spectrum of eye care. They come from some of the most notable medical schools in the United States, they work at the region’s top hospitals and universities, and they are leading professionals in their area of specialization.

Click on the doctor’s name to learn more about his or her background and specialty.

Sarah Anis, M.D.

Sarah Anis, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Sarah Anis, MD, specializes in glaucoma, and diseases and surgery of the anterior segment.

Robert L. Bahr, M.D.

Robert L. Bahr, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Robert Bahr, a board certified ophthalmologist, specializes in glaucoma, cataracts, and diseases of the anterior segment, or front portion of the eye.

Lori B. Boivin, O.D.

Lori B. Boivin, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Lori Boivin specializes in primary care optometry and contact lens fitting.

John Donahue, MD, Ph.D.

John Donahue, MD, Ph.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Donahue is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in pediatrics and eye movement disorders.

Gaurav Gupta, M.D.

Gaurav Gupta, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Gaurav Gupta, M.D., a board certified ophthalmologist, specializes in retinal and vitreous diseases and surgery.

R. Jeffrey Hofmann, M.D.

R. Jeffrey Hofmann, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. R. Jeffrey Hofmann, a board certified ophthalmologist, specializes in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery including laser and cosmetic surgery.

Thomas P. Lang, M.D.

Thomas P. Lang, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Thomas Lang, a board certified ophthalmologist, practices primary care ophthalmology at The Rhode Island Eye Institute, as well as specializing in cataract surgery and diseases of the anterior segment, or front portion of the eye.

Durga S. Larkin, M.D.

Durga S. Larkin, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Larkin spends time in the office practicing medical eye care and laser surgery.

Dugald H. Munro, M.D.

Dugald H. Munro, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dugald H. Munro, M.D, established a thriving ophthalmology practice in East Providence, Rhode Island, providing excellent medical and surgical care to his patients.

Martin P. Newman, O.D.

Martin P. Newman, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Martin P. Newman is a specialist in primary care optometry, contact lenses, and low vision services at The Rhode Island Eye Institute.

Christopher J. Newton, M.D.

Christopher J. Newton, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Christopher Newton, M.D., a board certified ophthalmologist, specializes in cornea and refractive surgery, and diseases and surgery of the anterior segment.

Elliot M. Perlman, M.D.

Elliot M. Perlman, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Elliot Perlman, a board certified ophthalmologist, specializes in corneal diseases, cataracts, and refractive surgery (LASIK) at The Rhode Island Eye Institute.

Michael A. Saccucci, O.D.

Michael A. Saccucci, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Saccucci specializes in primary eye care, including detection and treatment of eye disease as well as evaluating the refractive properties of the eye for spectacle, contact lens, or refractive surgical correction.

Lory Snady-McCoy, M.D.

Lory Snady-McCoy, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Lory Snady-McCoy, a board certified ophthalmologist, specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous, as well as diabetic retinopathy.

Pranjal Thakuria, M.D.

Pranjal Thakuria, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

Pranjal Thakuria, M.D. completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, receiving a degree in biology. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Paul Zerbinopoulos, O.D.

Paul Zerbinopoulos, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Zerbinopoulos has served on the Governor’s Commission to Develop Educational Standards for Visually Impaired Children and is past president of the Rotary Club of Wakefield.

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