Meet Our Team

Our history

For over 30 years Vision Care Associates has been providing eye care services in the Youngstown and surrounding areas. Conveniently located in Cornersburg, Dr. H. R. Gaetano and his friendly staff of eye care professionals offer excellent family eye care with the newest technology for your eyeglass and contact lens needs.

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide each patient with a comprehensive eye examination and the quality eyewear to fit their needs.

Our Optometrist

H. Robert Gaetano, O.D.


  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Ohio State University, College of optometry, Columbus,Ohio 1989
  • Externship at Chillicothe veterans Administration Hospital, Chillicothe, Ohio 1989
  • Completed Undergraduate Studies At Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio 1985


  • Board Certified to practice Optometry in state of Ohio
  • Licensed to use Diagnostic Drugs
  • Licensed to prescribe Therapeutic Drugs to treat Ocular Disease including Glaucoma

Articles Published

  • “Menicor Materials,” Contact Lens Spectrum

Primary Care Position

  • Private practice of Optometry, 1989 to present

Research Projects

  • Equilivant oxygen Percentage (EOP) Research for new materials pending FDA approval.
  • Bausch & Lomb Bifocal Contact Lens Study
  • Bausch & Lomb Toric contact Lens Study

Affiliations and Positions

  • American Optometry Association, Member
  • Ohio Optometry Association, Member
  • Bausch & Lomb, Speaker/ Educator
  • Alcon, Speaker/ Educator

Patient Testimonials

Had my yearly exam. The staff and Dr Gaetano are great. Got me right in and checked my eyes for contacts and glasses. Was in and out within an hour and had new glasses and contacts. I would recommend them if you are looking for a quality doctor with a great selection of glasss.

John K

Dr. Gaetano is the best eye dr. He is funny too!!! I usually dread going to have my eyes checked cause of the air puff eye test. I love vision care associates.

Kristina K.

Great care by a wonderful physician & staff. All around A+ experience. Family friendly from children – elderly. Highly knowledgeable & experienced eye care.

Eric D.

They are wonderful! I will never see any other eye doctor. Doctor Gaetano is very friendly, and is also very caring. I’d rate more than 5 stars if possible!

Sam B.

Everyone is so friendly, I was very impressed with the updated equipment at the office. They had things I have never seen before. Dr. Gaetano was very thorough with me. I haven’t been able to see as well as I do now since I was a kid with 20/20 vision! GREAT STAFF!

Heather L.

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