Dr. Scott Sylvia did his undergraduate training at UMASS Dartmouth and received his Bachelors of Science in 1984 and his Doctorate in Optometry in 1986 from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. In 2000, he received his MBA with a concentration in Health Care administrative management and Marketing from Bryant College. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the New England College of Optometry and is a past president of the Greater Boston Business Council Currently he serves as President of the Board of Directors of Community Research Initiative in Boston.
He has worked in private practice in Cambridge since 1998. He also has worked at Calenda Eyecare from 1986-1989 and then again 2010-2016, and was a staff optometrist at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Rhode Island from 1989-1997. He was involved in numerous projects during his tenure there. Along with seeing patients full time, he was chairperson of the Practice Standards Committee for Optometry and Ophthalmology, a member of the HIV/AIDS Act-One committee, the management/supervisory council, the Epicare computerized medical records committee, and was co-supervisor of the vision care department in the Lincoln Health Center. He was also a Diversity ambassador/trainer, and member of the corporate diversity steering committee and the corporate Health Triangle steering committee.
Dr. Sylvia performs primary eye care services and specializes in contact lenses He is part of the Leadership Team from Vistakon / Johnson and Johnson. He is an affiliate doctor of the TLC Laser Eye centers and co-manages patients who undergo laser vision correction.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Contact lens and Cornea Section, the Mass Society of Optometrists, the Human Rights Campaign Federal Club, Community Research Initiative, and the Greater Boston Business Council.
He is also a certified fitness professional and has been teaching fitness classes for 30 years. He holds certifications through, and is a member of AFFA, ACE, AAAI/ISMA, and Johnny G. Schwinn.