About Us

Business as Usual.

We’re proud to have served Southern New England for over forty successful years. Our family business was founded by our father in 1968 and continues to flourish today. We love what we do and it has been an incredible privilege to have built special relationships with our patients over the years. Today, Vision Associates continues to be a one stop shop for both optometry services and designer eyewear.

Our Doctors


Dr. Holly J. Dwan

Dr. Holly graduated from New England College of Optometry in 1999 and has been working in the field for 20 years. Her favorite part about working in this business is the satisfaction of truly helping people who are appreciative of their vision, and the value of a comprehensive eye exam. With many other offers on the table, Dr. Holly chose Vision Associates because it was where she had her first eye exam at the age of eight years old. Dr. Holly was initially impressed by the up-to-date technology the practice uses, and the outstanding intellect of the doctors. In her free time she enjoys rowing, kayaking, painting, and listening to audiobooks.


Dr. Ronald Hall

Dr. Ronald is a graduate of La Salle Academy and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from Massachusetts College of Optometry in 1967. Ronald served in the military from 1967 to 1970. Upon leaving the military, he co-founded Vision Associates and has been working in the field for 53 years. His favorite part about the business has been serving thousands of patients at the practice he co-founded. Ronald’s favorite past times are sailing, golfing, skiing, and shooting targets.


Dr. Dena Hall

Dr. Dena is a native of Smithfield, Rhode Island and a graduate of New England College of Optometry. Upon graduating in 1993, she quickly joined the family business and has been working at Vision Associates ever since! Dr. Dena’s favorite part of being in this field is seeing the people she knows everyday and working for a family owned business. In her free time she enjoys boating, skiing, traveling, and cooking.


Dr. Eric J. Hall

Dr. Eric Hall graduated from New England College of Optometry in 1999 and joined the family practice.  He enjoys seeing patients he has known since childhood and has forged many great relationships in his over 20 years of practice.  His favorite part of the business is seeing friendly faces year after year and using the best technology available to improve patient care and experience.  In his free time, Dr. Eric can usually be found coaching hockey or softball.   He enjoys golfing, music and spending time with friends and family.