NEWTONeye has been serving the vision needs of families in the Wellesley Hills and surrounding areas since 2004.
In 2017, to accommodate future growth and to enhance your eye care experience, NEWTONeye became affiliated with State Street Eye located in Boston’s Financial District, and its parent company Vincett Eye Care Associates, LTD.
NEWTONeye will soon be known as State Street Eye, Newton-Wellesley, but will continue to care for your eyes with the same great doctors, knowledgeable opticians, and friendly staff.
Dr. Lynn Wittman founded NEWTONeye in 2004, with the mission to provide patients the highest standard of eye care available. By offering clinical excellence, attentive service, and patient-centered care, the practice experienced years of successive growth, largely through word-of-mouth referrals.
Prior to private practice, Dr. Wittman was an optometrist at the MIT Medical Eye Clinic. She also taught at the New England College of Optometry for several years and worked at various clinics and health centers around Boston.
Dr. Wittman has served as the President of the Alumni Association of the New England College of Optometry and as Middlesex District Chair for the Massachusetts Society of Optometry.
She graduated valedictorian from the New England College of Optometry, and was later granted Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry.
When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Wittman enjoys spending time in New Hampshire with her son and family.
Dr. Mai Luu joined the professional eye care team of NEWTONeye in 2010, and enhanced the practice with her expertise in urgent eye care issues, chronic ocular disease, and contact lens care — with a specialty in fitting lenses for presbyopic patients.
Dr. Luu’s personable chair-side manner and enthusiasm for her profession have made her a popular doctor among patients seeking a high-quality eye care experience that is also comfortable and interactive.
Her professional dedication includes having been a preceptor for New England College of Optometry interns during her time at Pine Street Inn, where she cared for the vision needs of homeless patients. She has also taught a lab course as part of the optometry school’s curriculum.
She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and then was accepted to the Illinois College of Optometry, where she graduated cum laude. During her optometry residency at Boston Veterans Hospital in 2009, she became a devotee to our city and a permanent resident.
Dr. Luu is a Chicago native, and fluent in Cantonese and Vietnamese. She enjoys spending time kayaking and traveling with her husband, and especially loves visiting her family in Chicago as often as possible.
Dr. David Soll is a well-known eye care professional who serves the vision needs of patients in our Wellesley Hills and Financial District offices.
Before joining NEWTONeye, Dr. Soll owned an independent optometric practice, and provided eye care for patients in downtown Boston for more than 30 years. During this time, patients became devoted to his personalized care, contact lens expertise, and approachable demeanor. After three decades, many of his original patients continue to be under the guidance of his care.
Dr. Soll is a Boston native. He received his optometric degree from New England College of Optometry, and his Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Medicine.
As a long-time resident of Brighton, he is active in communal affairs, and an advocate of education. He is the co-founder and board member of a parochial high school for girls, where he served as its president for 20 years.
He enjoys spending time studying ancient Judaic texts, and visiting, together with his wife, their children and grandchildren.
Dr. Soll sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Wellesley Hills office; and on Wednesdays at our Financial District location – State Street Eye, 33 Broad Street.
Dr. Kelly is the newest member to join our professional eye care team with a specialized interest in visual development, contact lens examination, pediatric vision care, and eye disease diagnosis.
She is passionate about her profession and providing vision solutions for her patients, which she attributes to her needing vision therapy as a child. “I knew from a very early age I wanted to be an eye doctor after I received the life-changing benefits the profession provides.”
Included in her vision solutions, is lifestyle lens prescribing that addresses vision and physical discomfort associated with eye fatigue — common among digital device users, and students and office workers who perform large amounts of near-vision tasks.
She received her Doctor of Optometry from Western University of Health Sciences in California, and performed her Residency in Vision Therapy/Pediatric Optometry through the Southern College of Optometry in Boston. She earned further professional distinction by pursuing the rigorous requirements of Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO).
Dr. Kelly is a member of several optometric associations including the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF), American Academy of Optometry (AAO), American Optometric Association (AOA), and Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO).
She has traveled and lived in many parts of the world and speaks English, Italian, and Farsi. Dr. Kelly is happy to call Boston her home after falling in love with the city during her residency. She and her husband enjoy traveling, dining, and attending sporting events together.
Dr. Maria Mercuri has been part of the professional eye care team of NEWTONeye for 14 years, and provides comprehensive vision exams, contact lens fittings, and urgent eye care to patients at our Wellesley Hills office on Saturdays.
As a native and long-time resident of Newton, she enjoys serving the vision needs of families close to home. “Our office environment and our town are very welcoming,” says Dr. Mercuri. “I find it compatible with the personalized care I like to provide my patients – from the very young to older adults who might require extra attention.”
On weekdays, Dr. Mercuri cares for patients at the New England Eye Center of Tufts Medical Center and is its Co-Director of Low Vision Service. She is known as a meticulous Optometric clinician, experienced in complex vision solutions for post-surgical patients, low-vision sufferers, and those with ocular health issues, such as keratoconus disease. Her expertise is shared through her work as a clinical instructor for Ophthalmology residents and students attending the Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Mercuri received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Boston College, and her doctorate from the New England College of Optometry. She completed her Optometric Residency at the Lebanon V.A. Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
When she is not caring for patients, Dr. Mercuri – a former dancer, is an exercise enthusiast. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters, traveling, and still hanging out with her childhood friends.
Dr. William Vincett is a third-generation optometrist who is owner and manager of Vincett Eye Care Associates, LTD., a four-location, twelve-doctor associate group, which includes the offices of State Street Eye/Newton-Wellesley (formerly NEWTONeye) and State Street Eye in the Financial District. He specializes in contact lens care and has performed more than 20 clinical studies for FDA approval on behalf of major contact lens manufacturers. He was one of the first optometrists in the country to adopt corneal topography for custom contact lens design, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) for management of eye disease.
He is Immediate Past President of Practice Management Associates, a group of 15 high-volume optometric practices from across the country who meet regularly to share practice improvement ideas, and to help develop new products and services for ophthalmic companies.
He attended Keene State College and Ohio State University, and received his doctorate at the Ohio State University College of Optometry.
Dr. Vincett splits his residency between Harbor Towers on Boston’s waterfront and a home in Pittsburgh, PA. He and his wife are parents of two children– daughter Kate, who works at Triumvirate Environmental after graduating from Amherst College in Massachusetts where she was an All-American collegiate swimmer, and son Will, a geology major and collegiate squash player for the University of Vermont. Dr. Vincett enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, and is an avid paddle tennis player.
Larry is a licensed optician and is our office’s self-described Peter Pan – a highly knowledgeable optical professional who also manages many of our daily operational needs “while having fun!”
He has been helping patients see and look their best for more than 30 years, and grew up in the industry through his father’s optical wholesale business. Before bringing his expertise to NEWTONeye in 2009, Larry had been an independent optical shop owner, and a district manager for an optical chain.
He is a Governor-appointed member of the Board of Dispensing Opticians, Division of Professional Licensure for Massachusetts, where he voluntarily serves our state in determining and upholding standards for optician licensing.
He received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a marketing concentration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is fluent in French and American Sign Language.
He is passionate about travel, his beloved Patriots, and theatre arts where he is a choreographer and performer in local productions.
He resides in Mansfield with his wife and is the father of two grown children.