Christopher J. Newton, M.D.

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

Dr. Newton graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Vermont College of Art and Sciences and received his Medical degree from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology from SUNY Upstate Medical University and received his fellowship in external disease and refractive surgery from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Newton specializes in the surgical and medical treatment of corneal and anterior segment disease including keratoconus, Fuch’s dystrophy, corneal ulcerations, ocular surface disorders and dry eye. He also performs refractive surgery and modern cataract surgery incorporating presbyopia-correcting lenses as well as lenses and techniques to reduce astigmatism.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Newton joined the New Hampshire Eye Associates in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he built an active practice over four years. He then chose to relocate to Rhode Island in November of 2008 and joined The Rhode Island Eye Institute.

Dr. Newton was born and raised in Vermont, and currently resides in Providence with his wife Cathryn.

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