Our locator makes it easy to find an eye doctor in Boston.
Our locator lists the best eye doctors, and optometrists in your area. The listings include address, phone number and mapped driving directions. Some enhanced listings include lists of services, office hours, photos and more.
Our locator includes optometrists, eyeglass stores, and many other specialties such as pediatric eye doctors. Use our drop-downs and filters to find the right eye care professional for you.
Our locator includes listings in most parts and neighborhoods, such as South Boston, State Street, Commonwealth Avenue, and Newbury Street.
Looking for an optometrist in your local area? Simply tap the geolocation symbol next to the address field, and your current location will automatically appear.
From routine exams and writing prescriptions to fitting eyeglasses and contact lenses, eye doctors included in our locator provides a range of services.
If you’re looking for more specialized eye care, simply select one of the following “Specialities” in the filter:
Pediatric Specialist, Cornea and Contact Lense Specialist, Glaucoma Specialist, Binocular Vision Specialist, Geriatric Specialist, Diabetic Specialist, and Dry Eye Specialist.
The climate in Boston is characterized by very cold and snowy winters and warm summers, during which there are quite frequent thunderstorms and also some hot periods.
These seasonal weather conditions can pose risks to your eye health:
Air heating systems can decrease indoor humidity and/or hasten tear evaporation -- and even lead to chronic dry eye syndrome.
You probably know that too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause sunburn and skin cancer. But did you know UV also can harm your eyes?
During bright Spring and Summer days, wearing sunglasses outside can reduce your risk for cataracts and macular degeneration. But did you know that you need to protect your eyes from UV rays during Winter as well?
Snow is highly reflective of ultraviolet radiation. In fact, snow can reflect more than 80 percent of the UV rays that fall upon it, so be sure to wear sunglasses during clear winter days as well.
Just like indoor heating, air conditioning and ceiling fans all can decrease indoor humidity and lead to chronic dry eye syndrome.
Unfortunately, Boston’s air quality ranks among the worst in the nation, mainly driven by increased traffic on its streets.
Airborne allergens, such as grass pollen, also affect Boston’s air quality. Allergy season peaks some time in early-to-mid May, during which time high allergen levels can be reached.
And your eyes might feel the effect.
Our eyes are sensitive and prone to irritations from allergies, chemicals, and pollutants in the air. Common symptoms on days air pollutants are high can include red, itchy and dry eyes.
After all, people living in areas with high pollutants are more likely to develop an eye condition called dry eye syndrome and can even suffer from chemical conjunctivitis.
Here are a few tips to protect your eye health, even in hazy weather:
Do any of these risks and symptoms sound familiar to you? Protect your eyes from weather and use our locator to find an eye doctor near you to receive the best vision care!