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Dr. Crystal Klaahsen is originally from Minnesota, where she graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and a minor in German. In 2002, Dr. Klaahsen moved to Massachusetts to continue her education at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Her education at the New England College of Optometry was very well rounded and gave Dr. Klaahsen excellent opportunities. One such opportunity was a project she headed which investigated the occurrence of contact lens sharing among teenagers. Dr. Klaahsen was able to present this work, as a second year optometry student, at the 2003 American Academy of Optometrist's annual meeting. She also received the Acuvue Eye Health Advisor Citizenship Award for her work on the project. Before graduating, Dr. Klaahsen was able to study under some wonderful doctors at different clinics and hospitals around Boston. She worked at the Cotting School, Hanscom Air Force Base, VA Hospital in Bedford, Boston Medical Center and South Boston Community Health Center to name a few. Her varied clinical rotations have helped her become the great eye doctor that she is today. In June 2006, Dr. Klaahsen received her Doctorate of Optometry. After graduation, Dr. Klaahsen joined a private practice in Burlington, MA, where she has perfected her examination skills. She has also given several eye health talks to the elderly. Dr. Klaahsen feels that it is very important to educate people on their eye health and the simple things they can do to preserve their vision.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. K is a gentle, experienced, engaging doctor. And she knows her stuff. Too bad I only get to see her every two years (insurance thing).
Outstanding professional service. Recommend
Dr. Klaahsen was very friendly and listened to all my complaints. She asked the right questions and considered what is best for the patient while she advised me.
This was my second annual visit with Dr. Klaahsen. I arrived a few minutes early, but was seen at exactly my appointment time. While I waited, the receptionist told me that I only had to fill out paperwork if my information had changed since last year (I'm all about efficiency, so I was a fan of this). Dr. Klaahsen has a great bedside manner and my appointment with her was an enjoyable experience. I hope to continue seeing her for many years to come.
Dr. Klaahsen is the best. She is thorough and cares about her patients. I have been seeing her for years, and I hope I can continue to for many more!
Dr. Klaahsen was very thorough and very nice. Her team was also very nice and effecient. I was taken right away, there was no wait. I would go back to see her.
She's very smart, easy to understand, and dryly witty. I look forward to eye appointments like I'm going to see a friend.
I so glad that i went to see this doctor because she expressed concerned about my eyes. Especially, when I had major medical questions about them.
Great office, very efficient!
Thank you for such fast, thorough service!
Everyone was friendly and helpful.
Dr. Klaahsen was wonderful. I could tell she was using modern methods/technologies for a routine eye exam. She was very pleasant and courteous while answering any questions I had about what we were doing. I was coming with a handful of questions regarding some dry eye issues I've been trying to figure out for months - Dr. Klaahsen was very attentive to my questions and kind as she investigated what might be the cause of my discomfort. She gave in depth, thorough answers and suggestions. I've tried what she has suggested and my symptoms have finally subsided. Overall a very pleasant, caring, professional, and wonderful experience. I will be back!
Incredible experience! I plan to bring my entire family to see Dr. Klaahsen.
An absolute delight! Everyone here wassuper friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to help me out.
My visit with Dr. Klaahsen went very well. The office was clean. The office staff were kind and helpful. Dr. Klaahsen was very friendly and knowledgable. She took time and care to explain her recommendations. I never felt rushed. There was also a nice variety of frames (brands, budgets, etc.).
I arrived early to my appointment and was seen immediately. Dr. Klaahsen was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. She explained the results of each part of my eye exam and asked if I had any questions multiple times, which I appreciated. Definitely would go back again.
Dr. Klaahsen was very patient and explained everything to me thoroughly!
My experience was excellent. The visit was on time. Crystal explained everything that she was doing. She answered all of my questions. My needs were thoughtfully considered and suggestions and recommendations were made for me based on my family history. I was impressed with her easy going personable manner!
Extremely pleasant- Dr. Klaahsen and all of her staff were very nice.
Funny, very thorough, answered all of my questions - overall it was a great visit and I will certainly see her her again.
Dr. Klaahsen was wonderful-- very personable and friendly, and she took the effort to explain everything about my exam to me. The office was convenient to get to with a parking lot in back.
I always had pleasant visits to Dr. Klaahsen's office. She and her staff are very personable and I love how responsive she was to my emailed concerns. An excellent eye doc, I'd recommend her to anyone! I am actually sad that I moved out of state and she's no longer my doc.
The lady that greeted me at the door was friendly. Dr. Klaahsen was effective and quick. She was friendly too. Only letdown was the transition to checking out glasses. I've never worn glasses before and the person helping me seemed to have little interest in trying to help me find a pair. I left without a pair but if I had more severe eye problems, I would totally return.
Dr. Klaahsen was very knowledgeable, she was quick in a sense she knew exactly what the issue was and what the diagnosis going to be. she seemed very confident about the diagnose which made me feel comfortable knowing things weren't as bad as I thought they were with my eyes.
Efficient, sharp, and precise in her manner, but also very kind. I was very pleased with Dr. Klaahsen and look forward to returning to her for my future vision needs.
She's very professional and pleasant to deal with
She was wonderful.
It was fine and prompt
This was the best eye exam that I have ever had. She was very patient with me and very thorough. Definitely 5 stars.
She was nice, but seemed to be kind of rushed.
I've been with Dr. Klaahsen for a couple years. She & her office are professional, responsive, and have been great with a couple of last minute contact emergencies! My husband now also goes to Dr. Klaahsen. Plus, important for Cambridge, free parking in the back! I recommend her without reservation!!!!!
I had previously had trouble with my contact lenses making my eyes turn red. Dr. Klaahsen figured out the problem and gave me a new contact lens solution, which has resolved the problem. Very kind and very helpful.
Dr. Klaahsen was knowledgeable about recent research, professional, informative and friendly. I would recommend her highly.
Dr. Klaahsen goes out of her way to make sure I walk away with everything I need. She is smart, competent, and hilarious.
I love Dr. Klaahsen. She is friendly, professional, and always willing to try a new approach. I would highly recommend her.
I had a terrific experience at my appointment. I arrived a little early, and was seen much more promptly than expected: Dr. Klaahsen started the appointment even before it was scheduled! From the friendly receptionist who processed my paperwork to Dr. Klaahsen's manner and thorough check-up, my appointment was really spectacular. I would highly recommend this office for an exam.
Dr. Klaahsen is great - friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. I would definitely recommend her (and have in the past).
I’ve been going to Dr Klaahsen for years, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
excellent Crystal was very easy to talk to and made it extremely simple for someone who hasn't had an eye exam for many years.
As always, she and her staff were wonderful.
Dr, Klaahsen was courteous, engaging, and very informative and technical. I would recommend her to anyone, but especially to people with technical backgrounds who want to know the how and why as well as the what of the tests and results.
Dr. Klaahsen was wonderful, as usual. She was heard my concerns and had me in and out within 25 minutes. Her staff also quickly changed out lenses on a pair of sunglasses I found in their store to the polarized ones that I wanted.
It was a small, quiet office. The staff was friendly and welcoming. They made sure my insurance information was taken care of before my visit. Most notably, they were super laid-back which I appreciated. Dr. Klaahsen was very thorough with the exam, and didn't hold back with her recommendations and critique. Unfortunately, I won't be returning, as I realized I have VSP coverage, which they do not accept. I recently received insurance through work, and VSP doesn't send you an insurance card. I assumed it was attached to my medical. This place is great, but I prefer to save money.
I've been bouncing around to a couple of optometrists since moving to Cambridge and I'm happy to say I've found one I can stick with! Crystal was speedy, informative, friendly, and accurate. She helped me correct a bad prescription and explained to me how it affects my work and lifestyle. As a plus, her staff was friendly and helpful as well. Good selection of eyeglass frames.
Very thorough and explained everything. Lovely office and lovely staff. Highly recommended!
Also David Pugliese is a great dr as well
I specified the issue that I was having with my eye as well as the issues that I had experienced in the past on the ZocDoc form and Dr. Klaahsen called me within the half hour (it was about 8:00pm on a Sunday evening) to make sure that I was okay and that I wasn't in need of immediate care. She bumped up my appointment the next morning to make sure she saw me as soon as possible and encouraged me to call if my symptoms became worse overnight. A very professional and caring person.
Completely thorough and professional! I came from far away and will always come back.
Crystal is an excellent doctor. I absolutely love her bedside manners. She is a great listener.
Great doc, super staff. A pleasure to work with.
Wonderful staff. Very thorough eye exam by the doctor. Even left with a pair of trial contact lenses!
She's great- smart, thorough, fun
She was great! Went in for a contact fitting appointment as my prescription had expired, and was very helpful, knowledgeable, and gave great advice for a new brand moving forward. I'm looking forward to visiting with her again.
Dr. Klaahsen is an excellent doctor. She's very knowledgeable and personable!
Stellar place to get awesome glasses.
She was great answered all my questions before I even asked.
Excellent, very knowledgable and accommodating. Great service, both for the exam and for selecting glasses. Definitely will go back and give them my business.
Very professional. Answered all my questions. Seems like a sensible person.
Dr. Klaahsen was very personable and easy to talk to about the issues that I've been having. She was wonderful and I'd highly recommend her to others.
Glad I found such a great eye Dr. on such short notice in Boston.
Personable, very helpful, took the time to explain all factors; clear and concise - did not rush the appt or decisions.
Very thorough, amazing technology and extremely understanding.
Dr. Klaahsen was very welcoming and professional, she explained each procedure in minute detail and I have no hesitation reccommending her to anyone
Prompt, professional and pleasant conversation. A true rockstar of her profession.
I think it was one of the best eye exams I've had. Dr. Klaahsen took her time and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend her to everyone. Great visit!!
Highly competent, results-driven and kind.
Very professional and fast service!
It was great! I couldn't have asked for a better visit.