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About Claris Vision
Claris Vision was formed in 2011, bringing together three of New England’s top eye care practices to provide to the most comprehensive spectrum of vision care services available in our region. Claris Vision’s team of leading physicians provides personalized exams and guidance for every eye care need, combining the best in eye care treatment and management, with the latest advancements in technology available. Claris Vision sets the new standard for eye care in New England by providing the highest level of care with a personal touch.
The idea for developing a unified center of excellence in eye care in our region arose from the shared principles of the first three practices that make up Claris Vision; Koch Eye Associates and Seacoast Eye Associates in Rhode Island and Eye Health Vision Centers in Southeastern Massachusetts. Since Claris Vision has also added Southcoast Eye Care to the team to provide more locations for our patients.
Koch Eye Associates
Koch Eye Associates was founded in 1981 in a small building on Tollgate Road in Warwick, Rhode Island. In the beginning, Drs. Paul and Patricia Koch were the only physicians in the practice, averaging four to five patients a day. Paul’s wife answered the phone and handled the front desk.
Over time, Koch Eye Associates grew into one of New England’s largest eye care practices and became a major regional Center of Excellence. Koch Eye Associates joined Claris Vision, bringing over 20 doctors from eight office locations, three laser vision centers, and a dedicated surgery center. The Koch Eye Associates locations serve as regional training centers for eye care professionals, as well as a clinical trial site for the New England College of Optometry.
Seacoast Eye Associates
Seacoast Eye Associates was founded by Dr. Barry Wepman and Dr. Mark Deresienski in 1999 to serve the South County Rhode Island community. Shortly thereafter, with the additions of Dr. Nicole Fantoni and Dr. Tatyana Serednyakova, Seacoast Eye Associates joined Claris Vision with four physicians, including a retina medical specialist.
Eye Health Vision Centers
Eye Health Vision was founded in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1978 by Dr. Stephen Sullivan as a solo ophthalmology practice. Eye Health Vision grew to be the leading eye care practice serving Southeastern Massachusetts and the surrounding Rhode Island communities. Eye Health Vision joined Claris with 24 eye care doctors, including 17 licensed opticians, and 165 employees at five locations, including the Eye Health Vision Surgical Center.
Southcoast Eye Care Inc.
Southcoast Eye Care
Southcoast Eye Care was founded in 1990 by Dr. Joseph F. Burke, a well-respected ophthalmology specialist in medical and surgical retina management. In 2005, Dr. John E. Meehan joined the practice bringing with him expertise in medical and surgical glaucoma management. Southcoast Eye Care’s physicians have joined the Eye Health physicians in their Dartmouth, Fairhaven and Middletown locations.
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