Welcome to General Optical!

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

COVID-19 UPDATE from General Optical

Sorry for the many updates as situations are changing rapidly.  Last night after sending my update on procedures at General Optical I received an email from Massachusetts society of Optometrist urging us to close to non emergency visits.  As healthcare providers we need to do our part to help flatten the curve.  With that said this will be the new procedures through April 6th 2020.

  • We are working March 17th through 19th to get people rescheduled and get orders mail.  We will be closed March 20th to April 6th for non emergency appointments (ie. routine eye exam and contact lens fittings).
  • We are open for emergency visits (ie. red eyes, sudden blurry vision, eye or eyelid pain of any kind).  Please call me at 617-858-0043 should an emergency occur.  I can triage it over the phone and find the best course of action.  Staying out of the emergency rooms and urgent care for eye conditions is going to be important.
  • Know that We at General Optical are still here for you.  If your frame breaks or you need to order contacts we can still help you with those things.  Just give us a call at 617-864-0204.

Our hope is to back up and running as soon as possible and we can’t wait to see all of you once this health emergency has passed.


Dr. Crystal Klaahsen, OD

General Optical Co.

2020 Hours

In order to continue high quality care for our patients and provide hours that are more convenient for everyone General Optical’s hours and days will be changing starting January 2nd 2020 to the following:
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

35 Years in Porter Square!

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.

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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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