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Upham’s Corner Health Center Eye Care Department provides comprehensive primary eye care, secondary care consultation and optical services to our community.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive examinations
  • Pediatric and Geriatric care
  • Contact lens services
  • On-site ophthalmology consultation

We diagnose and treat eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and retinal detachments, and provide medical treatments for dry eyes, allergies and pink eye as well as provide referrals for some conditions.

We also have an Optical Shop that features a wide variety of the newest eye glass styles and frames and accepts a wide range of insurances, including MassHealth. You do not need to be a patient at our main clinic to receive eye care and optical services here.

Eye Care Providers

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


Director of Eye Care


UCHC Eye Care Department

636 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125


Monday and Wednesday
9:00 am8:00 pm

9:00 am5:00 pm

Thursday and Friday
8:30 am5:00 pm

9:00 am12:30 pm
(Open twice a month)

Visit our Optical Shop to order your glasses!

Drop-In Hours: Monday through Friday
Mornings: 10:00 am11:00 am
Afternoons: 2:30 pm3:30 pm

For after-hours phone coverage, please call 617-825-5839




Se habla Espanol
Falamos Portuguese
Nuta papia Creolo
On parle Francais
Nou Pale Kyerol
Toi noi tieng vie
We speak English




Allways Health Partners MCD
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
BMC HealthNet
Celti Care
Children’s Medical Security Plan
Commonwealth Care Alliance
Elder Service Plan
Evolve Managed Vision
Eye Med
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plans
Health Safety Net
Medicaid/Mass Health
Met Life
Private Health Care Systems
Senior Whole Health
Tufts Health Plan
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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