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Eye Care

The Eye Care Clinic provides comprehensive primary eye care, secondary care consultation and optical services in a clean and modern facility. Services include comprehensive examinations, pediatric and geriatric care, contact lens services, on-site ophthalmology consultation and vision rehabilitation services. The Clinic features a wide variety of eye glass styles and frames and includes an on-site lab for improved customer service.

Our Eye Care team collaborates with other DotHouse Health medical departments to respond to our patients’ issues related to diabetes care and other medical conditions. Our doctors are affiliated with the New England College of Optometry and the Boston Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology.

To make an appointment, please call 617-740-2320.

Department Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm 
Sunday: Closed

Primary Eye Care

Comprehensive vision and eye health exams are necessary to protect and preserve your vision. Comprehensive eye exams are conducted by highly trained optometrists utilizing state of the art technology. The American Optometric Association recommends that all people should have a comprehensive eye examination every one to two years depending on one's particular needs. Early detection and treatment is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect your eyes from the effects of potentially blinding diseases such as glaucoma. Comprehensive eye exams also detect the effects of diabetes, high blood pressure and certain medications.

 

Pediatric Eye Care

It is estimated that most learning during the early years occurs through vision. Children’s eyes must develop properly for good lifelong vision and function. Our comprehensive eye exams are designed specifically for children. Problems detected at an early age can be corrected or eliminated, so your child can succeed in school, sports and other activities.

 

Contact Lens Service

Our optometrists provide precision fitting of contact lenses and contact lens handling, hygiene and care training. Contact lenses available include basic lenses, a range of disposable lens options,  lenses for astigmatism and special lenses for bifocal wearers.

 

*We also provide assessments and referrals for patients interested in laser refractive surgery.

 

Ophthalmology Care:

Ophthalmology services are provided by specialist medical doctors with expertise in surgical eye care, advanced medical diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and other diseases that cause eye complications. Our optometrists and consulting ophthalmologists collaborate to provide the best possible medical care for you.

 

Insurance and Payment Information

The Eye Care Service accepts most vision and medical insurance plans. Payment of deductibles, co-payments and non covered services are required at the time services are provided. Be sure to check with your insurance carrier for details regarding covered services before making your appointment.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Do I need to be a DotHouse Health patient to visit the Eye Clinic?

No. Non-patients can receive services at the Eye Clinic. However, depending on your insurance, you may need a referral from your primary care provider.

 

Can I purchase eye glasses without an appointment?

Yes. Patients can make eye glass purchases on a walk-in basis.

 

What is the difference between an Ophthalmologist, an Optometrist and an Optician?

An Ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and in the prevention of eye disease and injury. They evaluate visual function, diagnose and treat eye diseases and perform eye surgery. An Optometrist is a doctor of optometry. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage eye disorders. They prescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and medicine to treat eye diseases. An Optician makes, verifies and dispenses lenses, frames and other optical devices and/or contact lenses according to prescription.

 

Will my pupils be dilated? Do I need someone to drive me home?

A dilation of your eyes involves the use of eye drops that enlarge your pupils so that the inner contents of your eyes can be examined. When you make your eye appointment, you should ask whether your eyes will need to be dilated. If you are having a dilated eye exam:

 

  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the exam or plan to take public transportation.
  • Bring a pair of sunglasses. If you don’t have sunglasses, a pair of disposable sunglasses will be given to you at the end of your visit.
  • Bring your eyeglasses if you wear contact lenses.

 

Will I be able to get glasses at your office?

We have an optical shop and on-site edging lab to allow you to get glasses more quickly. The frame that you select and lenses you need will usually determine how long it takes for your glasses to be ready.

 

What if I have an emergency?

If the Eye Care Department is closed, please visit our Urgent Care Department which is open 7 days a week. In the event of a life-threatening condition, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.

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