Dr. Duane Smith, OD

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175 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA, 02114

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Dr. Duane Smith is a licensed optometrist who has practiced in Cambridge and Boston since 1995. He received dual bachelors' degrees, with honors, in biology from St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, NY and visual science from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. Dr. Smith earned his doctorate degree from Illinois College of Optometry.

While a student, he developed an interest in research, earning an academic graduate award for original research. Dr. Smith participated in the original application of cyclosporine as a treatment for dry eye, was a co-investigator in the first study using an intra-ocular device for drug delivery and was the chief investigator of the Eye Watch project identifying when immune suppressed patients were at risk for ocular complications.

Dr. Smith completed two research projects within the last year. One investigated a new preservative-free contact lens disinfection system and the other a high-definition 1 Day disposable contact. Both products were granted FDA approval.

Dr. Smith has volunteered on a number of international trips to provide eye care for patients in developing countries who would otherwise have no access to such care. He is leaving June 3013 for a 3 week trip to the Amazon region of Brazil to participate in another medical mission. In addition, he is committed to meeting the needs of the under-served local community. Dr. Smith is also a volunteer ESOL instructor in the Metro area. And he has offered his time the last two years to the Boston International Film Festival.

Dr. Smith specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses, keratoconus, and the pre/post surgical management of patients.

**All pediatric patients must be above the age of 8!**

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This is my 2nd check up over two years. Dr. Smith is highly knowledgeable and explains things well. He's very positive and thorough with his eye exams.

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Very thorough, courteous and professional. Feel completely taken care of.

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He was very attentive to my needs and he has wonderful personality that make you at ease. It is very easy to talk to him about your medical conditions.

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Dr. Smith is a caring and patient professional. He will work with you until you find the right lenses or glasses that fit you and your lifestyle. Every staff member in this office is terrific. I will not go to anyone else for my eye care!

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He's great; competent, efficicient and pleasant.

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Excellent Dr who took the time to explain everything to me and he had an outstanding bedside manner. I hope to be able to continue to have my future appointments with him and will make it a point to schedule them more often now. Great experience!

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Dr. Smith is the absolute best! He is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. He is also extremely patient with my questions and concerns, remembers me at every visit, and is extremely knowledgable. He makes me yearly checkups an absolute delight!

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Dr Smith is fantastic- not only very professional, he as has an excellent bedside manner and really took the time to help me get fitted for the right contact lenses. Absolutely highly recommend.

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Dr. Smith was amazingly kind, friendly and genuinely interested in the good health of my eyes: )

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He is an excellent doctor.He explained my eye health thoroughly. Very easy to talk to. I would recommend him to everyone!

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Excellent experience. He was engaged, patient, and thoughtful. Will definitely recommend Dr Smith to others. Sincerely, Steve Bellon

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I look forward to my appointment w/Dr. Smith because he is always professional and very thorough. He explains everything and listens to any concern I may have. Plus, he's super friendly and nice.

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Dr. Smith is great. He explains thing in details and very thorough.

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Excellent treatment by doctor and all other employees I came in contact with.

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As always, very professional and personable. Everyone was very nice. The location is very convenient for me. I really enjoy our conversations and his chair side manner.

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Great modern office. Dr Smith was excellent as always. Attentive, kind and professional. I would recommend him to anyone

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My first visit with Dr. Smith was very positive. He is friendly and exhaustive in his examinations.

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Dr. Smith is fantastic, very aware of patient history and accommodating to individual needs. I highly recommend him for any new patients looking for an optometrist.

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He was very professional and extremely educational - he taught me things about my eyes, my vision, and about contact lenses that I didn't know, and went over my results with me in detail. Despite the fact that I knew he was busy I never felt that he was rushing. I was also very impressed by the cleanliness and efficiency of the office and storefront, and the professionalism of his staff.

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Very personable and easy to talk to.

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Dr. Smith was very helpful with my many visits to perfect the prescription and start using contacts again after a break of many years - despite the complexity and the need for a prescription other than what the machine suggested due to astigmatism, Dr. Smith was able to diagnose and arrive at perfect glasses + contacts for me

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he was great!

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Everyone, including Dr. Smith, was amazing!

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Highly recommended Dr. Smith. When it comes to helping correct keratoconus, he is excellent.

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Que fue exelente el servicio de parte de todas las personas que me atendieron el dia de mi cita. Muchisimas gracias.

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great guy who really cares :)

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I have been a patient of Dr Smith's for years. He's personable and very easy going. He's gentle during the exams and sincerely wants to get to know you and your eyes. He is passionate about his job and it shows in every aspect of his appointments. He's an A+ doctor!!!

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Dr. Smith was nice and the office was comfortable. The problem today was that the waiting time was a little too long.

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Dr Smith is thorough, professional, and honest. He's always a pleasure to see and he goes above and beyond for the care of his patients. I recommend him to any of my friends in Boston who are looking for a new optometrist to go to.

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Dr. Smith is excellent! He is comprehensive and caring. I highly recommend him!

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Dr. Smith is both a WONDERFUL doctor and human being. I have been seeing him for more than 5 years and he has helped improve me overall ocular wellness. His bedside manner is kind, patient and informative. I truly appreciate that he is willing to spend time with me and doesn't rush me out the door. I would highly recommend him. I have also had an excellent experience with Pro-Optical.

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Dr. Smith always treats my family like we are his own. He is extremely professional and thorough with our exams. We have really enjoyed our years with Dr. Smith and his team.

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A visit with Doctor Smith is always a pleasure.

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Everyone was very professional in the office. They made me feel like a VIP. I am very pleased with their services. Thank you for the excellent customer service.

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Dr. Smith is a warm, compassionate, genuine human being. I'm thankful for the day I met him. His interest in the whole person is so comforting. I continually tell people about him and refer them to him. Thank you.

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It was great! I was seen right away and Dr. Smith was excellent. Really took the time to make sure I was comfortable during my visit and really took an interest in my vision!

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He is fantastic! Would definitely recommend!

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Great!

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LOVE Pro-Optics! ALL staff are very professional and courteous. Appointments are taken ON TIME, which in this day and age is unheard of! I've never waited more than a few minutes past my scheduled appointment. Highly recommended!

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It was a great experience. The staff was very welcoming and Dr Smith was a gem! Took his time to explain in details my visit and answered thorough all of my questions. By far the best eye visit I've ever had! ????????

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