Child covering her eye to take a vision test

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


Upham’s Eye Care Department

636 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02125


Monday through Friday
8:30am – 5:00pm

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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Nuta papia Creolo
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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
Met Life
Ryan White Program
Senior Whole Health
Tufts Health Plan
Upham’s Elder Service Plan/PACE
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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