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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Baumal has provided high quality eye care and comprehensive contact lens services in the Boston area for over 10 years. He understands the critical role that good sight plays in all that we do, and works toward achieving the individual vision goals that each patient may have.
Dr. Baumal did a Family Practice residency at the New England College of Optometry. He received his optometry degree from the Nova Southeastern University (Davie, FL) where he obtained Phi Beta Kappa honors, and earned his bachelors degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati.
We're currently accepting new patients at our practice located on Newbury Street within Cohen's Fashion Optical. With the wide selection of designer frames, you can rest assured you'll look as good as you'll be able to see after the appointment. Welcome!
Verified Patient Reviews
Unusually helpful eye doctor, helped me determine a slightly different prescription from perfect correction - ideal since I only wear glasses intermittently.
Awesome! He is very knowledgeable, honest, and efficient.
The entire staff was very friendly. The Doc himself was personable and seemed OPTIMISTIC about OPTOMETRY. For a routine eye exam, it was quick but didn't feel rushed, which is the best you can hope for in my opinion.
Dr. Baumal was extremely knowledgeable with a wonderful, quirky bedside manner. The visit was complete, thorough, but also quick. He was great!
I was not seen by one of Dr Baumal's associates/colleague. I was seen right away without waiting. The doctor was very friendly and professional. It was a good experience. I would recommend the office of Murray Baumal, OD to anyone in the back bay area.
First I arrived and my appointment wasn't on the schedule because it was made through zocdoc. Luckily there was no other appointment. My appointment was at 10:30. He arrived to the office at 10:35 looking disheveled and I was hoping that it wasn't him but it was. The general we appointment was good, he was very friendly and upbeat and felt like no rush at all. He took his time to talk and answer questions. However when I first asked about what he thought about LASIK I felt like that was a dumb question. I know he wasn't trained in that but he would know more than me. It was just weird. It worked out because I only had this day off and it was close but wouldn't recommend.
He forgot to wash his hands for a minute at the beginning of the appointment , and also forgot to give me the dark sunglass things that you get after having your eyes dilated
My appointment with Dr. Baumal was fantastic! He was wonderfully professional and informative, and has a great sense of humor, too. He explained everything very well and kept the appointment moving quickly and painlessly. The other staff at the location were also very helpful and friendly, and my overall experience was one of the best I've had in optometry. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!
I was on vacation, and, thankfully, Dr. Baumal was able to see me after I started having an eye issue. Dr. Baumal was extremely nice, very knowledgeable, and even called my insurance to verify my coverage. I really liked him, and would highly recommend him!
Dr. Baumal is clearly knowledgeable and extremely forthcoming when it comes to recommendations regarding your vision. The office is a bit tricky to find since the building is rather large. However, it's located on the ground level right next to the bank. Definitely recommend.
Great place! Personable and knowledgeable
Dr. Baumal wrote we the incorrect script for my glasses. Because I had reserved the last appointment of the day he informed me he would not be dilating my pupils for my annual eye exam and I would have to return another day if I wanted to have it done. Overall generally poor experience.
Dr. Baumal is fantastic! Highly recommend!
I would highly recommend this office! Very professional and friendly Doctor and staff!
Dr. Baumal was extremely personalable and had no issues explaining everything as he did it. Extremely professional yet easy going and easy to converse with.
He was awesome, other staff was super friendly and funny.
Dr Baumal was incredibly friendly and has a positive energy. I went in for a standard checkup, and it was an enjoyable experience. I'll definitely be returning to him next year for my annual exam.
Great first impression. Murray was attentive, friendly and easy to speak to, gets right to the point, and is understanding and helpful in regards to dealing with insurance. He's conscious of insurance payments and transparent about costs. I only had a vision check-up, so routine and simple, but had a good experience and would recommend him to anyone.
Very personable and friendly. He answered all my questions and took care of me in a timely manner!
Doctor was Great and so was front desk staff. Kept me laughing the whole time until it was time to see the doctor. Doctor was very thorough and a great listener. Would highly recommend.
Perfect first visit. Dr Murray, who I have now decided on as my new eye doctor, was very pleasant to speak with, thorough and knowledgeable. I'll be back soon!
Great service!! I would definitely use his service again. Everyone was very helpful, they all work together as a team.
It was great. He was very nice and patient with me. The staff at the place were also very nice. Would definitely recommend!
Great Doctor! I have confusing insurance, and he proactively called to confirm coverage. Very friendly and professional, and took his time to answer all my concerns with my contact lens fitting and dry eyes. Not rushed at all, and very helpful. Highly recommend!
He was very enthusiastic and explained the exam as he was performing which I appreciate.
he's pretty cool dude!
Great guy, knows his stuff and very personable!
Dr. Baumal was fantastic! I've had so many issues with contact lenses in the past and he got me fixed up with the perfect pair. He is extremely knowledgeable and the entire exam took 30mins tops. Dr. Baumal's staff was funny, friendly and helpful. I find that some of the boutique eye glass stores (especially downtown) can come off as snobby, but this place offers high end, quality products and services without the uptight attitude. Did I mention that the store and office were IMMACULATE?
Very nice and easy visit. Dr. Baumal was friendly and helpful.
The visit went really well. Dr Baumal was willing to answer questions and explained clearly what he was doing.
He is a great Dr. And I will always see him from now on.
Hands down best experience at an eye doctor. He was incredibly kniwledgeable & very funny. Plus I feel like I can see like a hawk now. He caught something that my old eye doc never did!
Great! Very friendly!
The doctor was not aware of when the appointment was. I came in for my 3 PM appointment and did not see the doctor until after 4. The doctor was double booked for the 3PM time.
Dr. Baumal has to be the friendliest optometrist I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was patient, listened closely to my eye history and was very thorough during the eye exam. I also learnt a lot about contact lens maintenance, which is extremely useful and helpful. Would definitely return here again!
Very nice, pleasant, professional. Saw me as soon as I came in and answered all my questions. Consultation includes a follow-up visit at no extra cost a week later to check for contact fit/suitability, which I appreciated.
Explained things in common language. Very easy going
He's great and seemed truly interested in his profession.
Very friendly doc, great listener, very comprehensive in his exam.
Dr. Murray was wonderful. He was very kind and quite speedy. My eye exam for both glasses and contacts took less than a half hour, not to mention I was able to walk out wearing a fresh set of contacts. If you're looking for a comfortable experience with a doctor who will take care of you correctly, I highly recommend Dr. Murray.
Extremely helpful and informative. Even though I was painfully misinformed beforehand. He was friendly and helpful. But most of all patient.
I thought Dr. Baumal was very professional, expressed interest in the patient and made me feel very welcome and comfortable. He explained everything as we went through the exam. I would recommend him to anyone.
Such a great experience!