With his broad education and international training, Dr. Paddy Kalish is an optometrist proudly serving Brookline and Greater Boston. Dr. Kalish highly values giving each patient one-on-one time and personal attention. He is friendly and detail-oriented, with a passion for high-quality care and a great patient experience. Dr. Kalish offers his patients a special focus in orthokeratology, which is an important refractive therapy that uses special contact lenses to improve patient vision over time.
Dr. Kalish has an unconventional background as an optometrist, holding both a Doctor of Optometry and a professional law degree. Dr. Kalish earned his OD at the New England College of Optometry in 1987. With his love of learning, Dr. Kalish was committed to completing a robust training background for patient care that was effective and comfortable. He began with his first residency at Healthcare America Medical Group in Florida, and he was then inspired to pursue his second residency at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. Dr. Kalish wanted to go abroad to learn new techniques for treatment, and to gain experience with a variety of patient needs and backgrounds. After practicing optometry for a number of years, Dr. Kalish developed a side interest in law and the ways it relates to medical care. Eventually Dr. Kalish graduated from Northwestern California School of Law in 2006, and he remains involved in the Massachusetts Bar Association to this day.
In his spare time, Dr. Kalish loves to travel, and he has a variety of law-related hobbies. He is fluent in both English and Polish, and is happy to meet with patients in either language.