About Vincett Eye Care Associates, LTD.

Our independent eye care practice consists of 12 trusted doctors of optometry and a network of eye disease specialists who work together to serve more than 85,000 patients from four office locations -- Pittsburgh-based Vincett Eye Care Associates, and Boston-based State Street Eye and State Street Eye/Newton-Wellesley. 

Dr. Kenneth Clark VincettEstablished in 1925, our 12-doctor associate group was originally a one-man practice founded by Dr. Kenneth Clark Vincett. He located his first office in the back of Yenny’s Jewelers in East Pittsburgh, so the same tools used for jewelry and eyeglass repair could be easily shared.  In 1937, Dr. Vincett moved his growing practice to its own location on Electric Avenue.  He became known for treating patients like family, and encouraging the many industrial workers he served to protect their vision.  His advocacy for industrial worker safety led him to develop an eye safety glasses program for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.  This program established in 1938, would eventually become the model for a national standard.

Dr. William Kirk Vincett joined his father’s practice in 1958.  During his career he became widely known as a thought leader in perceptual vision and its relationship to a child’s learning ability.  As founder of one of the nation’s largest vision therapy practices, he authored two books on perceptual vision development, and became a highly requested lecturer on the topic throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.  Most importantly his visual training methods helped hundreds of students – who had unsuccessfully been tutored or mislabeled as slow learners – achieve academic success.

Following the footsteps of his father and grandfather, third-generation optometrist William K. Vincett Jr. joined the practice in 1984, and incorporated his contact lens specialty and interest in research.  Through his work, the practice has participated in more than 20 clinical studies for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on behalf of contact lens manufacturers. As a result, Vincett Eye Care Associates has become recognized as specialists in contact lens care and early adopters of new lens technologies.

The past several years the practice has experienced tremendous growth with the joining of eye care professionals who share the same philosophy of care established more than 90 years ago by Dr. Kenneth Vincett.

If you are not already a patient of our practice, we hope you will soon discover why Vincett Eye Care Associates has been the preferred vision provider for four generations of Pittsburgh-area families.