Dr. Duane Smith, OD

Optometrist

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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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He was excellent took his time. Made suggestions about my diabetes, how i can lower my sugar. Even took the time to look up and article for me. It was a great visit.

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Dr. Smith is terrific in every way - he explains things clearly, he's thorough in his exams, and he has the latest technology for eye exams. I have a family history of glaucoma, and he's been keeping a close watch on my optic nerves for many years. He has a great bedside manner and never rushes through an exam. I have great trust in him and thoroughly enjoy my visits.

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Great, he is always personable, detailed and showed he cares; one of my favorite Doctors.

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Dr. Smith is a fantastic doctor and sees patients as people, taking time to explain and listen. He has a gentle and warm presence which makes me look forward to eye appointments instead of dreading them. Ann, who took care of all of the preliminary tests was also fabulous. She was patient, sweet and thorough. Overall a great trip!

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Dr. Smith is a very caring doctor and a wonderful human being

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I have been seen by dr. Duane Smith for several years now and I would not even think of another OD. He is an amazing human being more than adequate professional who has a real passion for his work especially is the well-being of his patient. I cannot say enough good things about dr. Smith he is certainly a huge asset to Pro optical

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Dr Smith is a very kind and understanding person who is incredibly thorough with his examination. I have been a patient of his for years and highly recommend him.

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Dr. Duane Smith is an excellent practitioner. He is both professional and personable. I am so fortunate to have him as my ophthalmologist.

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Everyone in the office was great. I was checked in right away and taken back for the first part of the exam shortly after check in. Dr. Smith is the best. He always provides good explanations after his exam is complete and always takes the times to answer all your questions. Heidi

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I do enjoy coming in and visit with Dr. Smith and staff. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Dr. Smith is pleasant and easy to talk you. He will answer any questions you have.

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Dr. Smith took the time to answer my questions and explain the results of my eye exam. I was very satisfied with my visit!

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Great doctor with obvious depth of knowledge in his field and a great sense of humor.

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Dr Smith is fantastic. He's professional, personable and takes his time discussing an individualized plan for me. I drive 45 minutes from Boston so he can continue to be my doc! i highly recommend him.

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I had never been seen by this doctor before and was surprised he did not introduce himself. He asked me to breathe through my nose when he was examining my eyes, I think because I have a cold and he didn't want me to breathe on him. Of course, when one has a cold it can be difficult to breathe through one's nose. Luckily, I had taken a decongestant before the appointment and so was able to breathe through my nose, but it seemed like a bit of an insensitive request. I totally understand the doctors not wanting sick patients to breathe on them, though. I recommend that you have masks for patients who are sick so they can breathe through their mouth in case they are too congested to breathe through their nose.

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Dr. Smith is AWESOME!! I always recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new eye doctor.

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The most horrible experience I have EVER had. He was rude, condescending, and arrogant. Started by him telling me how upset he was that I would have to return for a second appt. under Vision Care that he WOULD NOT GET PAID for since I forgot my contact lens box. Rushed through the apt, told me my last Eye doctor had given me wrong script that was 3 times too strong and that is was lucky he was fixing it. I did not see any difference in the scripts and he insinuated it was correct even if I, the patient, whose eyes it was affecting, disagreed. He was dismissive of any questions I had. And this was my 1st visit there!!! Stay far away from him unless you like verbal abuse.

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Dr. Smith who is friendly, courtesy and very gentleman. he also is very patient to communicate with me to make me understand of his explanation about my diagnose.

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Very thorough eye exam. Could be the best I've had. Really took the time to make sure everything was correct.

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Very warm and personable visit. Everything was done in a snap. I highly recommend Dr. Smith!

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I have been seeing Dr. Smith for a few years now. His bedside manner is extremely refreshing. He's taken the time to get to know me which makes the appointment very comfortable. I don't ever feel rushed during my appointments and he always takes the time to answer all of my questions. Regular PCPs could learn a lot from him about truly caring for their patients.

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Dr. Smith is great! Great attention to detail.

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Best eye doctor I've had. It's always a pleasure to go to Pro Optical and see Dr. Smith. I'd recommend him to everyone I know.

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I couldn't be happier with Duane Smith as my eye doctor. I highly recommend him to all!

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Dr. Duane Smith is the penultimate mix of professionalism and sparkling personality.

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Not only do I highly recommend Dr. Smith for an eye doctor, he may very well be my favorite doctor of all. He is professional yet fun and engaging and you can tell that he truly loves his work. He takes the extra few minutes to go the extra step.

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I highly recommend Dr. Smith and his office staff. All very friendly, professional and efficient. This was my first appointment, as I'm new to the area. So pleased to have a new eye doctor!

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He was the best. Very thorough, very generous with technical details, and very likeable. He struck a good balance between friendly candor and firm instructions. I had the appointment ~11 hours ago and have already recommended him to several friends.

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As a 60 year old with Amblyopia I have visited dozens of eye doctors throughout my life. Dr. Smith has taught me more about the health of my eyes than any of them. I would highly recommend him.

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Dr. Smith was great. He took the time to really examine my eyes and compare my vision with both contacts and glasses and without any corrective lenses. He was friendly and thorough and the staff was helpful and efficient as well.

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Ever professional and meticulous. Always a great experience while knowing that a thorough job was done with the examination.

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Excellent!! Absolutely recommend Dr. Smith

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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 one of the best doctors I've ever been to. He's friendly and warm, and I trust him completely to assist me with my unusual eye issues. Couldn't be happier with his service.

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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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