Welcome to General Optical!

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General Optical provides thorough eye exams, the latest in ​eyeglasses and ​contact lens technology, and a willingness to meet or exceed your expectations.

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35 Years in Porter Square. We know our business!

Celebrating 35 years in Porter Square Cambridge; many of those as the “Winner of the Readers Choice Award.” Thank you to all who have supported us, and to those yet to come!! We’re your Porter Square Optometry experts!

Quality Service. Unsurpassed Selection.

We provide the latest in Zeiss and Varilux progressive bifocals, ultra-thin lenses, and anti-reflective coatings for sharpening visual performance, computer monitors and night driving glare. We also specialize in custom e-clips sunglasses for all frames. With over 1200 frames in stock, our selection of contemporary plastic, titanium and stainless steel frames offers an unsurpassed selection to meet every need. We also carry Silhouette the ultimate in lightweight eyewear. Our staff specializes in helping you make the choice that’s best for you. General Optical Co. is a total eye care store offering complete eye exams, contact lens fittings, laser vision co-management, and ocular disease management.

The General Optical Team

Dr. Klaahsen is professional and straightforward. She thinks about preventative care and about how to ease patients into new prescriptions. The General Optical staff is absolutely the best, bar none. From Ron and Leslie to Dianne, Paul and Carla, they all provide the best service whether selecting new glasses or servicing old ones. I cannot recommend General Optical enough.

Mary Lou D.

General Optical sells Raybans!
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I trust general optical. They always go the extra mile to make sure I’m happy with my purchase. They take the time to get to know their clients and provide top-notch customer service.

Joanne R

Excellent visit. I had a through examination from Dr. Klaahsen who provided me with excellent options, followed by a fine fitting for new glasses with the staff in the front of the house. I have been going to them for well over 20 years and have never had a bad experience.

Nicholas G

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We specialize in personalized service with a focused attention to detail. With a combined knowledge and expertise of over 40 years, the staff at General Optical Co. offers the highest quality eyewear and eye care available today!

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