Expert Eye Care Services at South Boston Community Health Center

The vision and eye care specialists and doctors, including ophthalmologists and optometrists, at South Boston Community Health Center are here to promote effective eye care practices and contribute to your overall good health.

The Eye Care Department at South Boston Community Health Center delivers care to adults and children 6 years and older. We pride ourselves in giving the most comprehensive care possible, by a team of experienced optometrists and consulting ophthalmologist, all right in the South Boston neighborhood.

Eye exams can help detect cataracts, glaucoma and retinal disease, as well as diabetes and high-blood pressure. It is important for children to be examined early and often, to prevent the development of strabismus (an eye turn or lazy eye) and amblyopia (decrease in vision, not corrected by glasses). A proper eyeglass prescription can help improve the quality and function of your life.

Eye care services at South Boston Community Health Center include:

  • Comprehensive vision exam
  • Pediatric vision exam (for children 6-years-old and older)
  • Contact lenses (including astigmatism and bifocal contact lenses)
  • Diagnostic and medical treatment of eye diseases
  • Urgent care
  • Cataract and glaucoma surgery consultation/referrals
  • Low vision treatment
  • Advanced testing instruments (fundus photography, anterior segment photography, automated visual field testing and optic coherence tomography)
  • Eyeglasses dispensary


We accept most insurances, including MassHealth and various vision plans. Please contact our Eye Care Department for specifics on insurance and the cost of contact lenses and glasses.


Phone | 617-464-5800




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What You’re Saying

“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can’t say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.” – Family Medicine/Dr Brout Family Medicine Patient 2022 “I like the doctors my son has. They listen, are very understanding, and seem like they care. I just like how they are with my son.” – BH Parent Parent of Behavioral Health Patient 2022 “I like the attentiveness and feeling heard. I appreciate the fact that providers always make me feel involved in decisions.” – Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Patient 2022 “I like that the service is more personalized because you know the people, and that is very important.” – Dental Dental Patient 2022 “I liked that they were attentive and fast. They gave me the support I needed and were empathetic and organized. I went to a lot of departments, and all of the staff was this way.” – Family Medicine Family Medicine Patient 2022 “The staff in the lab, Verinta or “V,” is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn’t react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like “hey, wait, that hurt.” She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.” – May 2019 Parent of a Pediatric Patient “Dr. Kane always asks me if I understand everything and whether or not I need further clarification… I really appreciate him explaining everything so in depth.” – 2018 Eye Care Patient 2018 “There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.” – 2018 Family Medicine Patient 2018 “I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.” – 2018 Eye Care Patient 2018 “My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.”” – 2018 Adult Medicine Patient 2018 See All Testimonials »