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COVID-19 Office Updates

As your eye care provider and friend, I hope that you and your family have been safe and healthy during this unprecedented and challenging time of COVID-19. I am pleased to announce that we have reopened our office on Monday, June 8, 2020, and hope that you will return soon...

The benefits of Shopping Small this Holiday Season 🙂

Did you know Dr. Irwin Shwom has been the chief optometrist and owner of his optometric practice since 1980?! There is nothing we appreciate more than all the support we have been getting over these past 25+ years in business! When you shop this holiday season we always love to...

Important FACTS to know about Blue Light!

Photo courtesy of Science Alert Did you know that sunlight is made up of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet light? "When combined, it becomes the white light we see. Each of these has a different energy and wavelength. Rays on the red end have longer wavelengths and...

Things To Consider This Halloween!

Halloween is for sure a fun time of year, dress up, makeup galore, creative costumes and so much MORE! Before you go over the top, there are some things to consider when it comes to your eye health! Follow these Halloween Safety Tips: 1. Bring a Flashlight for Trick-or-Treating. It...

Top 3 Tips To Consider This Fall For Eye Care!

Indulge With Eye Friendly Foods First, Fall is officially "Pumpkin Season". Believe it or not, pumpkin, apples, squash, pears and cauliflower have great nutrients for your eye health. They are FILLED with Vitamin's A & C! Indulge your taste buds and let your eyes benefit while doing so! It is...

TOP 3 Summer Hydration TIPS during the summer HEAT WAVES!

TOP 3 Summer Hydration TIPS during the summer HEAT WAVES! Image: The human body relies on water heavily to stay cool and function properly during these hot summer months. If you are not conscious about the fluid consumption it can also result in dry eyes. MORE GREEN TEA. LESS...

Live Your Life in Color This Summer!

Live Your Life in Color This Summer Looking for some of the newest COLOR trends in glasses for the summer? Our fabulous client Mary was totally open to have our office manager, Mindy cover her whole experience looking for her NEXT amazing pair of glasses! Mary is ALL about bright...

May is Healthy Vision Month

Healthy vision should be taken care of ALL year round but in honor of Healthy Vision month are some KEY things you can do to help spread awareness and take better care of your eye health. First: Try and eat more healthy foods for your eyes! Kale, Carrots, and Spinach...

Contact Lense Tool Kit for Spring Break

Drum roll on the countdown to... SPRING BREAK! It is ALSO for sure a great time for all of us at Dr.Shwom's office to remind you to be cautious of when and how to wear your contact lenses so you can enjoy yourself! The American Optometric Association *AOA* has created...

How many pairs of glasses do you actually need?

The four different types of glasses should be considered! First: Sunglasses   Much more then a fashion accessory, you should also know that they are the FIRST line of defense for your sight against the UV rays of the sun! Second: Sports Glasses You also can incorporate different types of...

Did you know January is Glaucoma awareness month?

Glaucoma is one of the most common eye diseases! It has affected nearly 3 million people of ages 40 and older, according to the Prevent Blindness report. “Additionally, the numbers are estimated to increase by nearly 50 percent to 4.3 million by 2032”. Someone who gets glaucoma can have good...

Dr. Shwom lectures at The American Academy of Optometry National Conference!

Dr. Shwom recently lectured at the American Academy Optometry National Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Suffering from Digital Eye Strain?

Upon waking up many of us in today's society head straight to our digital devices.


It is officially back to school and getting back in the swing of things now that fall is here!


Eye Care Tips for Change of Season

As we head into fall over the next few weeks, here a few things to consider for your eyes!

The Importance of Sunglasses!

Aside from being a fashionista, Sunglasses have a lot of added value to the protection of your eyes!


It's Springtime! Who is ready for all the amazing outdoor activities and beautiful weather opening up for all of us on the east coast?! As exciting as this is, we also want to make sure you take care of your health! It is for sure the start of good old...


Ready for outdoor activities and sports ? As fun as they are we have to keep you aware of the eye protection! Be sure to wear proper eye masks/helmets to protect your face!!! We know travel season is upon us!! Remember to pack a hat to protect your eyes from...

Things To Consider As We Head Into Warmer Weather For Your Eye Health!

Have you heard of blue light? Lights are composed of non-visible and visible lights. When anyone discusses UV light, this type of light is an example of non-visible light that is emitted from the sun. Visible light is what our eyes see as colors think of the rainbow! When people...

How Does Your Age Effect Your Eye Health?

If you are age 20-30 for eye health : There is more of a demand on people's eyes now between work, extracurricular activities, studying, or in a work place, each placing varying demands on your vision. Dr Shwom states, “These activities, have increased the need for both vocational and life style eyewear specific to...

Boston Winters Are Filled With Icy Roads!!

These weather conditions lead to an increase in injury on the go. Speaking from first hand of having some of our staff tripping this season, be sure to be aware of your surroundings. UGGS are NOT the best shoes for icy roads. Sneakers are highly recommended and also if a...

Top 3 Reasons To Visit The Eye Doctor By The First Of The YEAR!

Getting ready for a new year can mean many things but MORE importantly sharing meaningful moments this year is what really matters, and making a visit to your local optometrist can be one of them, too! Here are 3 reasons why visiting the eye doctor should be done by the...

15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About EYES!

You’ve had your peepers since you were born, so you may think you know them pretty well, but here are some fun facts you may not know about eyes: 1. The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second. 2. While it takes some time for most parts of...

Autumn Allergies

When it comes to seasonal allergies, Many people immediately think of spring and the pollen overload!

Who’s Ready For The TOTAL Solar Eclipse , Monday August 21st?!

On Monday August 21st, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire US for the 1st time in 99 years!!

Suffering From DRY EYE? We have a solution for YOU!

Summertime can bring out the best of dry eye. Between allergies, heat and if you work in a lot of air conditioning you definitely can be effected.

Look Amazing While Protecting EYES This Summer

Summertime is the time to be out and about but it is EVEN more important to be sure to have your sunglasses on to protect your eyes from UV RAYS! states: "Make sure your shades have 100% UV protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays—this is the most...

2017 Sunwear Spectacular

Buy One Pair of Sunglasses and Receive 20% Off 2nd Pair


Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye

Persistent dryness, scratchiness and a burning sensation on your eyes are common symptoms of dry eye syndrome.

Welcome to Our Practice

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Neil Schram's patients. It's truly an honor to serve you!...

Eyeglasses, Plenty of Great Choices

New options to help you look good and see better!