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Dr. Crystal Klaahsen, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

Professional memberships

  • Massachusetts Society of Optometrists

Awards and publications

  • Acuvue Eye Health Advisor Citizenship Award

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1528076288

Office locations

General Optical Company

2038 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02140

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Dr. Klaahsen is great. She's been my eye doctor for a few years now. The office always has the latest, greatest optical technology - they have machines available so that you don't have to suffer from any dilation drops or airpuffs in the eye. Even their blood pressure monitor is a wrist monitor with very little squeeze. I was dealing with an eye allergy while on vacation and Dr. Klaahsen communicated with me promptly and via email with advice so that I could make it through my trip with more comfort. The office staff are always friendly and helpful. They provide prompt receipts upon request for insurance companies and help work through insurance claims with ease. I never thought I'd say that I enjoy eye visits (I get a little squeamish) but I'd say Dr. Klaahsen's office is about the best you can get!
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I hate getting annual eye exams done. I never found them comfortable, but the staff at Dr. Klaahsen's office did a phenomenal job making my experience as comfortable as possible! They use updated technology, which helps a lot in patient comfort.
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Dr. Klaahsen is as excellent as the respondents to a recent inquiry on our neighborhood listserve said she is. I am recommending her without hesitation.
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I walked in and was taken back almost immediately (as I had already filled out the paperwork online). I hadn't ever been to an optometrist and figured it was about time. Everyone I interacted with was friendly and knowledgeable, and thewhole appointment took less than 20 minutes. I'm glad I don't have to go back for two more years, but won't put it off, since it was possibly the most enjoyable doctor's visit to date.
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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).
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Outstanding professional service. Recommend
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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.
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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 informationhad 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.
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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!
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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She's very smart, easy to understand, and dryly witty. I look forward to eye appointments like I'm going to see a friend.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Great office, very efficient!
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Thank you for such fast, thorough service!
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Everyone was friendly and helpful.
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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 ofquestions 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!
More than 1 year ago
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Incredible experience! I plan to bring my entire family to see Dr. Klaahsen.
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An absolute delight! Everyone here wassuper friendly and knowledgeable, and happy to help me out.
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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.).
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Klaahsen was very patient and explained everything to me thoroughly!
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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!
More than 1 year ago
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Extremely pleasant- Dr. Klaahsen and all of her staff were very nice.
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Funny, very thorough, answered all of my questions - overall it was a great visit and I will certainly see her her again.
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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.
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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 thatI moved out of state and she's no longer my doc.
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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 tohave 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.
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Refreshing.
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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 asbad as I thought they were with my eyes.
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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.
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She's very professional and pleasant to deal with
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She was wonderful.
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It was fine and prompt
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This was the best eye exam that I have ever had. She was very patient with me and very thorough. Definitely 5 stars.
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She was nice, but seemed to be kind of rushed.
More than 1 year ago
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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, freeparking in the back! I recommend her without reservation!!!!!
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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.
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Dr. Klaahsen was knowledgeable about recent research, professional, informative and friendly. I would recommend her highly.
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Dr. Klaahsen goes out of her way to make sure I walk away with everything I need. She is smart, competent, and hilarious.
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I love Dr. Klaahsen. She is friendly, professional, and always willing to try a new approach. I would highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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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 paperworkto Dr. Klaahsen's manner and thorough check-up, my appointment was really spectacular. I would highly recommend this office for an exam.
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Dr. Klaahsen is great - friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. I would definitely recommend her (and have in the past).
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I’ve been going to Dr Klaahsen for years, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
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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.
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As always, she and her staff were wonderful.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 theexam, 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.
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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 explainedto me how it affects my work and lifestyle. As a plus, her staff was friendly and helpful as well. Good selection of eyeglass frames.
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Very thorough and explained everything. Lovely office and lovely staff. Highly recommended!
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