Dr. DeFreitas is a graduate of Providence College where he received his a B.A. degree in 1990. He continued his graduate education at the The New England College of Optometry where he received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1994. Dr. DeFreitas specializes in complete family eye care, including routine vision exams, contact lens services, therapeutic intervention including the treatment of glaucoma and the pre- and post-operative co-management of cataract and refractive surgery patients. He is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with full therapeutic privileges and is a member of the Rhode Island and American Optometric Association.
Dr DeFreitas is a native Rhode Islander and is a first generation American of immigrant parents from the island of Faial Azores. He now resides in Westport with his wife and daughter. Dr. DeFreitas is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.