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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:

Vision Department

Sunday: Closed

Optical Shop
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 1:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
(2nd and 4th Saturdays only) 
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. We offer a range of disposable lens options, including lenses for astigmatism and special lenses for bifocal wearers.


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.


Diabetic eye care

Diabetes is a disease that can cause microvascular complications in the body and within the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness, and early detection is important to prevent vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy can be detected with a dilated eye exam, and can sometimes present before a formal diagnosis of diabetes.


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.





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.


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

Dilation is part of a complete eye exam and is indicated every 1-2 years. Your vision will be blurry at near and you may be sensitive to light for 3-4 hours following dilation. Talk to your eye doctor about whether it is safe to drive home afterwards.


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. Please contact the optical department at 617-740-2286 if you have any questions about ordering glasses or the status of your current order.


What if I have an emergency?

Please immediately call 617-740-2320 to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists. Same day appointments may be available. The eye clinic is not an urgent care clinic, but walk ins will be seen for emergent eye conditions (as determined by the doctor). If you plan to walk in without an appointment, please try to arrive between 8:00-11:30 AM or 12:30-4:00 PM for the best chance of being seen in a timely manner.

If you are having a sudden eye problem and 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- or sight- threatening emerency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.

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