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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. David Vinci

Dr. David Vinci was born and raised in the Rome area. He received a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude from St. John Fisher and a Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  He completed his optometric externships at the following: W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. Advanced Eye Care with Dr. Sarit Catchatoorian in Charlotte, NC and Wrigley Eye Associates in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Vinci obtained honors recognition upon completion of all externships.  He also completed an internship at The Eye Institute in Philadelphia, PA, focusing on pediatrics, low vision, ocular emergency, glaucoma services, as well as providing primary care.
Dr. Vinci prides himself in giving his absolute best to his patients.  You may see Dr. Vinci in two of our current locations; he divides his time between the Boonville and Rome offices.  His true concern and friendliness towards his patients make him a true asset to the Eye Care Centers of CNY.   He lives in Rome with his wife, Lanette, and their children Bruce, Simona, and John David.

Dr. Lauren Pierson

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. 

Optician Lawrence Riolo III

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.


Kayla joined our team in April of 2018, she was born in Rome, graduated from Westmoreland Central Schools, and obtained an associates degree from MVCC. Kayla is a licensed optician that works in both the Rome and Boonville offices. She Started her optical career at the age of 19, and has worked her way around most of the positions in Optometry office settings. She has done front desk, pretesting patients, verifying insurance benefits, preforming detailed tests such as fundus photography, visual fields, and also assists with contact lens training. Kayla started an optician apprenticeship in 2015 which lead to her becoming ABO certified in 2016 and fully licensed in 2017. Kayla is eager to learn about our patients needs in order to provide the best eye wear, and provide a pleasant experience for our patients. To be able to assist patients with the gift of better sight is her number one goal. She lives in Marcy with her fiancé John and their two cats, Ziggy Marley & Buddy Holly. Kayla enjoys snowboarding, spending time with her family, and hiking.