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Dr. Crystal Klaahsen, OD

Optometrist

Cambridge, MA

About Dr. Crystal Klaahsen

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.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
She is awesome! She knows what she's doing, is very friendly and welcoming, and runs the appointment very efficiently. Ilove the other staff members, too. It seems like they have fun in their jobs, which is nice to see.
She is awesome! She knows what she's doing, is very friendly and welcoming, and runs the appointment very efficiently. I love the other staff members, too. It seems like they havefun in their jobs, which is nice to see.
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Dr Klaahsen and her support staff were all wonderful. I went to my first visit with her today and she wasprofessional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
Dr Klaahsen and her support staff were all wonderful. I went to my first visit with her today and she was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
Alice H. · Less than 6 months ago

Dr. Crystal Klaahsen's office location

General Optical Company

2038 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02140

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The checkup was thorough and well done!

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She is awesome! She knows what she's doing, is very friendly and welcoming, and runs the appointment very efficiently. I love the other staff members, too. It seems like they have fun in their jobs, which is nice to see.

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She's my favorite. Very knowledgeable, very kind and patient!

Less than 1 month ago
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Fanstastic! No wait and Dr. Crystal is very warm and professional.

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Great!

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Everyone was helpful and welcoming!

Less than 3 months ago
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Very easy to make the appointment. They were prompt and thorough

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Dr Klaahsen and her support staff were all wonderful. I went to my first visit with her today and she was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.

Less than 6 months ago
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Very favorably impressed with Dr. Klaahsen. Gave me lots of important and specific info about the state of my eyes, and carefully considered advice. Very understanding and easy to deal with.

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Fantastic! Would definitely recommend her to friends, family and all. She was great.

Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent

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First time seeing Dr. Klaahsen. She was very professional. I was seen by her intern, which was fine, however I do wish I was given an option. Definitely will recommend her to other people! Very nice facility as well.

Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Klaahsen was very kind and explained everything well. In fact, I found the entire staff at General Optical to be pleasant and helpful. It had been a while since I'd had my eyes checked, and I admit to being a little nervous, but everything was great! I appreciated their very updated equipment, which meant I didn't have to have my eyes dilated. The store also has reasonably priced eyewear, and right away an associate helped me find a well-fitting pair that I'm considering pulling the trigger on.

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Very friendly and she answered all my questions, even explaining what and why she was doing something. I plan on seeing her again in the near future!

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Friendly and easy going! Everyone in the office was great and trustworthy. Best, this office made me comfortable and they didn’t mind either chit chatting or letting me sit quietly while I was waiting I appreciated the clarity and responsiveness to questions and actual thought given to comments I made.

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My visit with Dr. Klaahsen was wonderful. I was seen right on time, she was thorough, kind, and funny. Her recommendations were helpful and insightful- I highly recommend her and the office as a whole!

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Dr. Klaahsen communicates clearly and efficiently and answered my questions quite well.

Less than 1 year ago
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No wait time, staff were very efficient, Immediate diagnosis By Dr. Klaahsen and provided recommendation (natural remedies) for my eye problems.

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I've been going to them for a few years. Appointments are fast, easy to pick up contacts, and online appointment making made it really easy. Not to mention they are right off of Porter Square, so it's really an easy commute. Never had an issue, and always been good with my insurance.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Klaahsen was very professional but personable. I felt she did a thorough job and also took the time to explain things as she went along.

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Fantastic!

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Very understanding and nice!

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Staff was very friendly, the visit was quick easy and painless, but comprehensive.

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Knowledgeable and caring -- the most important two traits for a healthcare professional.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Klaahsen and her staff were really friendly and it was great to take my 12-year old for an extensive eye examination.

More than 1 year ago
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In an expanding city with countless options for healthcare providers, Dr. Klaahsen makes it an obvious choice as to where to go for your eye care needs. Thorough, pleasant, and efficient, Dr. Klaahsen makes a requisite visit one to look forward to. I couldn't recommend Dr. Klaahsen and General Optical enough.

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I'm always so impressed with everyone at this practice. They're all fast, efficient and very kind. Since joining this practice I've recommended my whole family here!

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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 air puffs 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 the whole 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 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.

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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 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!

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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