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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Specs Eyecare – Middletown the leading provider of vision care products and services in Middletown.


Alessi A. Rispoli, O.D.

Dr. Alessi Rispoli received his Doctor of Optometry degree with a Clinical Excellence Award in 1984 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University in New York. He is a past president of the Rhode Island Optometric Association and served on the Ethics Committee for the American Optometric Association. He was appointed by Governor Lincoln Almond to the RI Board of Examiners in Optometry serving as a board member and Chairman from 1987-2005.


Katherine S. Rispoli, O.D.

Dr. Katherine Rispoli received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1984 from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. She graduated Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She served as Co-Chair of the RI Vision USA Project, a charity program of the American Optometric Association, for 12 years. She has served on the board of the Rhode Island Optometric Association.


A. Robert Child, O.D.

Dr. Robert Child joined SPECS Eye Care in 2010. He is an honors graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, MA and the New England College of Optometry in Boston. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and is a charter member of that association’s Contact Lens Section. He has served as President of the Rhode Island Optometric Association and the New England Council of Optometrists. He has served on the Board of Trustees at the New England College of Optometry since 1996.