Frequently Asked Questions About the Optical Shop

Will I weaken my eyes by wearing glasses?

No. You should wear whatever prescription is determined to be correct for your eyes. You will not harm your eyes if you do not wear your glasses, and you will also not harm yourself if you do use your glasses. The notion that wearing glasses weakens your eyes derives from the common observation that people who begin to use reading glasses typically need to increase the strength of the prescription after a period of a few years. This need for added strength results from a naturally occurring age-related change in the lens of the eye. It is natural to need stronger reading glasses at age 60 compared to 40.

Do you accept vision insurance?

We accept Medicare (post-cataract surgery) and MassHealth. We offer discounts to all Partners employees.

How long does it take to get my glasses?

Receiving your specialty eyewear can take up to two weeks. We will call you when they are ready and ask you to come in at your convenience for your custom fitting.

What are your hours?

We are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.