Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make EyeCare Center of Rome the leading provider of vision care products and services in Rome.
Dr. Jerry Baker
received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the State University of NY at Albany, and a doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. After graduation, he started his optometric practice in the offices of Dr. Schiele Brewer. A year later, he established the first optometry clinic at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He also provided optometric care at the Rome State School for a number of years.
In 1983, Dr. Baker moved his Rome practice in to the offices of Dr. Harold Lloyd. In 1986, Dr. Baker joined Dr. Brewer and Dr. Ronald Poulin to build a new office at 581 Main St. in Oneida, NY. The EyeCare Center of Oneida was established by Dr. Baker and Dr. Poulin shortly after at the same location. The EyeCare Center of Rome was founded after Dr. Lloyd retired and turned his practice over to Dr. Baker. In 2002, Dr. Baker moved the Rome EyeCare Center to its current location on Floyd Avenue. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Optometric Association, a past president of the Mohawk Valley Optometric Society and previously served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Optometric Association. He is currently a member of the Contact Lens Society of the AOA. Dr. Baker enjoys caring for every family member from toddler to senior citizen. He has over 30 years of experience fitting every type of contact lens available. Dr. Baker also has extensive experience in diagnosing and managing ocular diseases of all types. He lives in Oneida with his wife, Cheryl. They have three grown children.
Dr. Baker currently practices in the Rome and Oneida Offices.
is originally from Western Canada, where she earned her bachelors of science degree in Medical Laboratory Science with distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry with Beta Sigma Kappa honors from The New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA. She completed externship training at the South Boston Community Health Center where she performed primary care optometric services at the Bascom Palmer Institute in Miami, Florida, where she specialized in Ocular Disease, Pediatrics and Vision Therapy. She recently moved to the area, and is excited about seeing patients in our Rome, Boonville, and Camden office She prides herself in giving thorough and compassionate care, and always listening to her patient’s needs.
joined our team in 2016. Lawrence is born and raised in Rome, and is happy to be helping the patients in the community he loves. He has been in the optical business since he was 18 years old. He has seen many changes in the industry, and is an expert on the latest technology and fashion of eye wear. He prides himself in listening to patient’s needs, in order to design the best lenses, and frames to fulfill their needs. He resides in Rome with his daughter Grace. He will be in the Rome office Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 5pm. The office is closed daily for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30.
Stephanie, the Optometric Technician at the EyeCare Center of Rome, has been with our office since 2009.
Along with being meticulous in her work she is very knowledgeable regarding the pre-tests that she performs to assist the Doctors during your eye health examination; which include Visual Field Screening, Fundus Photography, Auto-Refract and Visual Acuities. Stephanie also instructs our first time Contact Lens wearers how to correctly insert & remove them, as well as, how to properly clean and care for their new lenses. With her warm smile, friendliness & compassion towards patients, Stephanie will certainly put you at ease and is sure to answer any questions that you might have.
Stephanie resides in Rome with her husband, Jeff, and three children Scott, Zoe and Mia.
Donna, the Front Desk Administrator at the EyeCare Center of Rome, has been with the office since 2008. Typically the first person you will meet, she is happy to assist you with appointments, billing, insurances and maximizing your insurance benefits. Above all, Donna prides herself on her exceptional customer service, being friendly and approachable. Nothing makes her feel happier than knowing that our patients are happy and satisfied with the services that they have received in our Rome office.
Donna, originally from London, England, now resides in Westernville with her husband JJ and two sons, Jac and Henry.
Amanda joined our team in March 2017 as our receptionist. Amanda was born in Rome, grew up in Verona, and graduated from VVS High school in 2012. She has a warm and outgoing personality that will make you feel welcome when you arrive. Working in the Rome and Boonville locations Amanda will greet you with a welcoming smile when you come into our office.