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Maria Florio Jablonski, O.D.
Dr. Jablonski opened her own practice in August 2008, after working for a large group practice in RI for eight years. She graduated with Clinical Honors from the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, after completing internships at Brighton Marine Hospital, Newport Naval Hospital, The New England Eye Institute, and Koch Eye Associates. A native Rhode Islander, Dr. Jablonski graduated from LaSalle Academy and Stonehill College prior to attending Optometry School.
She practices comprehensive primary care optometry, taking care of the entire range of her patients’ visual and eye health needs. Areas of particular interest and specialty to her are the diagnosis and treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome, including Restasis eye drops and punctal occlusion, and fitting patients of all ages with contact lenses. Dr. Jablonski utilizes the newest contact lens materials and products available, including disposable, overnight wear, multifocal, and contact lenses for astigmatism. An additional facet to her patient care is that Dr. Jablonski speaks Italian.
In 2005, Dr. Jablonski was named to Providence Business News’ first annual “Forty under 40” list for service to career and community. She has volunteered with Opening Eyes, an organization that provides complete eye examinations free of charge for all of the athletes at the Special Olympics, since 2000. Dr. Jablonski also serves as a Clinical Examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Jablonski collaborates with the University of Rhode Island as a preceptor for their Senior Internship Program, and was previously an adjunct faculty member at the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Jablonski is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Rhode Island Optometric Association.
In her free time, Dr. Jablonski enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, travelling, reading, and attending her sons’ sporting events. She is an avid Red Sox fan and resides with her husband and two sons in Scituate, RI.