Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our optometrist, Dr. Kalish, takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Caring Brookline Eye Doctor:
With his broad education and international training, Dr. Paddy Kalish is an optometrist proudly serving Brookline and Greater Boston. Dr. Kalish highly values giving each patient one-on-one time and personal attention. He is friendly and detail-oriented, with a passion for high-quality care and a great patient experience. Dr. Kalish offers his patients a special focus in orthokeratology, which is an important refractive therapy that uses special contact lenses to improve patient vision over time.
Dr. Kalish has an unconventional background as an optometrist, holding both a Doctor of Optometry and a professional law degree. Dr. Kalish earned his OD at the New England College of Optometry in 1987. With his love of learning, Dr. Kalish was committed to completing a robust training background for patient care that was effective and comfortable. He began with his first residency at Healthcare America Medical Group in Florida, and he was then inspired to pursue his second residency at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. Dr. Kalish wanted to go abroad to learn new techniques for treatment, and to gain experience with a variety of patient needs and backgrounds.
After practicing optometry for a number of years, Dr. Kalish developed a side interest in law and the ways it relates to medical care. Eventually Dr. Kalish graduated from Northwestern California School of Law in 2006, and he remains involved in the American Bar Association to this day.
In his spare time, Dr. Kalish loves to travel, and he has a variety of law-related hobbies. He is fluent in both English and Polish, and is happy to meet with patients in either language.