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CHA Eye Centers

Expert Eye Surgeons
and Routine Eye Care
in two convenient locations.

Somerville Eye Center

236 Highland Ave, 1st Floor
Somerville, MA

Malden Eye Center

195 Canal St, 2nd floor
Malden, MA

CHA Urgent Care, the CHA Eye Center, the GI Center, Dermatology and the Sleep Lab are now open. All other services at the Somerville Campus are still closed. Please look for more updates soon. 

  • Hours and Contact Information
    CHA Somerville Eye Center

    Highland Building, Somerville Campus | 1st Floor
    M-W: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Th-F: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sa-Su: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


    Phone: 617-591-4949
    Fax: 617-591-4990

    CHA Malden Eye Center

    CHA Malden Care Center | 2nd Floor
    M, W, Th, F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Tu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sa - Su: Closed


    Phone: 781-338-8989
    Fax: 781-338-8999

  • Keeping You Safe in the Eye Center

    Need a Visit?

    We now offer telehealth (video or phone) as well as in-person visits at certain CHA sites. Call for an appointment.

    If you need Surgery or a Procedure

    We are following state guidelines and are prioritizing people who need care right away. We hope to begin elective (non-urgent) procedures in the near future. Please talk to your CHA care team if you have questions or concerns.

    Your Health and Safety

    Your health is important and we are here for you. Please call us for any new issues, nagging concerns or chronic health needs. To protect your safety, we are following strict measures to clean our facilities, make sure everyone is wearing a mask, and screen patients and employees for COVID-19.

The Finest Ophthalmic Care

CHA has some of the most experienced eye surgeons (ophthalmologists) in the Boston area. With locations in Somerville and Malden, we can help you with nearly every eye condition - from medical problems to complex eye surgeries.

We are experts in ophthalmic care including Laser Vision Correction, Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery and specialized retina care. 

Routine Eye Care and Contact Lens Fittings

CHA also provides routine eye care. Many insurance plans and vision plans cover routine eye exams. So even if you don’t have trouble seeing, we recommend an eye exam every year. 

Routine Eye Care includes:

  • Comprehensive eye exams for all ages
  • Vision testing
  • Prescriptions for eyeglasses
  • Contact lens fittings

Note: our Somerville optical shop is tempoirarily closed due to COVID-19. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

CHA Ophthalmologists (Eye Surgeons)

Barott, Madeline, MD

Education: Cornell University, SUNY Upstate Medical School
Residency: Boston University

Dr. Madeline Barott is a board-certified Ophthalmologist who provides comprehensive eye care including cataract surgery and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases and macular degeneration.

Patalano II, Vincent J., MD

Chief of Ophthalmology

Education: Harvard University, Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat 
Appointment: Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Vincent Patalano is a board-certified Ophthalmologist with years of experience in Cataract Surgery and Laser Vision Correction including LASIK. He specializes in Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery and Premium Lens Implants at the time of Cataract Surgery, treatment of diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. 

Patalano, Steven M., MD

Education: Harvard University, Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin (Corneal and Refractive Surgery)
Appointment: Instructor, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Steven Patalano is a board-certified ophthalmologist, with special training in cornea and refractive surgery.  He specializes in Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery and Premium Lens Implants during Cataract Surgery as well as LASIK surgery. 

CHA Optometrists (Vision Doctors)

Adelsberger, Jeannette, OD, FAAO

Education: New England College of Optometry
Residency: VA Boston Healthcare System

Dr. Jeannette Adelsberger is an optometrist who provides comprehensive eye care for people of all ages. She completed a residency in ocular disease and primary care at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She also fits specialty contact lenses for vision loss due to keratoconus, corneal transplant surgery, refractive surgery, and chronic dry eye.

Paine, Ashley, OD

Education: New England College of Optometry

Dr. Ashley Paine (formerly Blanchard) is an optometrist who provides comprehensive eye care for people of all ages, including eye exams for children and contact lens fittings.

Zheng, Lixin, OD, PhD

Education: New England College of Optometry, 1st Clinical Medicine School, China
Residency: West China University of Medical Sciences
Fellowship: McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Zheng is an optometrist who specializes in comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings. He also performs low vision rehabilitation care. Dr. Zheng sees people of all ages, including children, and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).

Services We Offer

  • Offices in Malden and Somerville
  • Board certified eye doctors and eye surgeons
  • Treatments for eye injuries and nearly every eye condition
  • Evaluations for LASIK or other sight improvement surgery
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses at our optical shop

Conditions We Treat

  • Comprehensive eye exams for people of all ages
  • Vision testing
  • Prescriptions for eyeglasses
  • Contact lens fittings

Where You Can Find Us

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