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Upham’s Eye Care Clinic’s state-of-the-art facility offers a wide range of comprehensive eye care and optical care services for children and adults.  

Upham’s Eye Care Clinic expansion allows us to increase access to care, leverage the latest diagnostic equipment, and provide more efficient, comprehensive exams and treatment for our patients. And, our newly renovated Optical Shop carries more name brand frames and lens.

Our department works closely with Upham’s primary care and other multidisciplinary services to maintain the overall health of our patients, especially those with diabetes, glaucoma, and amblyopia.

We are accepting new patients!

Not a current patient? Please click here to register or contact us for more information and scheduling. 617-825-9839

Eye Care Providers

Dr. Eliot Cohen, O.D - Director of Eye Care

Optometrist, Eye Care

Optometrist, Eye Care

Director, Eye Care

Optometrist, Eye Care

Richard Ludwig

Optical Shop Manager, Eye Care


Upham’s Eye Care Department

636 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, Wednesday
8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday, 2 times per month

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Visit our Optical Shop to order your glasses!

Drop-In Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

For after-hours phone coverage, please call 617-825-9839




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  • Allways Health Partners MCD
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
  • BMC HealthNet
  • Celti Care
  • Children’s Medical Security Plan
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Evolve Managed Vision
  • Eye Med – Access Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plans
  • Health Safety Net
  • Medicaid/Mass Health
  • Medicare
  • Met Life
  • PACE – Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Health Care – Choice Plus Plan

If your insurance plan is not listed, please check with the Registration staff so they can review your coverage.