Dr. Paddy Kalish, OD

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1296 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

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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 American 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.

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Very efficient visit. I expected it to take a Longer time but it didn't. The price was very good. They offered me advices and a supply of contacts for a week for free. They were very nice and kept being interested and helpful. The T stops right at their shop which is amazing.

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Very friendly, very thorough. I'd recommend Dr. Kalish to anyone.

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Quick, informative, and effective appointment!

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The doctor was ready to see me immediately and there were no insurance issues. He spoke to me throughout the examination and gave a ton of useful information. This was overall one of the better experiences with a doctor that I've had.

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The doctor and his assistant were extremely kind and welcoming. Dr. Kalish is extremely professional and a great conversationalist!

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He is very kind, intelligent and effective. I truly appreciated his extra explanations.

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Awesome! Beginning to end!

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It had been more than 7 years since my last visit, but I was greeted warmly, and Dr. Kalish made a point to show that he remembered my medical history. Appointment was quick, but didn't feel rushed, and I left with my new eye glasses ordered. Bonus that he enables his patients to donate their frames.

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Very nice and detailed exam

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Fantastic MD. He went the extra mile!

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Dr. Kalish was great. I would consider this place a hidden gem. He was extremely efficient and did a great job explaining the cause of my discomfort. I would recommend him to friends and family.

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Be aware of the coverage they provided. I asked them how much it cost for rigid contact and what will be covered before having exam but they just responded me how much the fitting procedure cost! They also confirmed my insurance plan could be accepted and willing to help me check what my insurance is covered but asked me to do exam first. After very simple exam, they told me it totally costed ridiculously expensive. I will never buy it but still paid exam fee.

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It was great. Very detailed exam and suggestions

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Very honest and good quality doctor. This is a doctor who does his job and no "upsale".

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It was a speedy appointment. The doctor gave good advice and was very engaged.

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It's always a pleasure seeing Dr. Kalish - he's a very kind and personable man who works efficiently. Couldn't ask for anything more from a doctor.

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Very helpful and well-spoken. Dr. Kalish even offered holistic suggestions for improving eye health. Bottom line: highly recommended

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I was running late and the folks here were patient and accommodating. The vision exam was efficiently done by Dr Kalish, with lifestyle advice offered regarding maintaining healthy eyesight. The woman who worked with me re: frame selection was helpful and kind, and again patient. I was using an AmazonLocal coupon which they handled well. I don't have my new glasses yet so process is still ongoing. Good experience so far!

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This was my first eye doctor visit in many years. It went very well and I'm very satisfied with the procedure and quality of work. I would recommend Dr. Kalish. He is very helpful and kind.

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Doctor Kalish is a very professional, knowledgeble and caring doctor. The best eye doctor I have ever seen. Excellent results.

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Convenient location, very knowledgeable and personable physician. Dr. Kalish had me in and out of the office in 20 minutes.

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Great eye doc, saw me right away and it was a quick appointment. Very helpful and gave me great tips on how to maintain eye health with lifestyle and diet.

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I get very anxious going to any Dr. Paddy Kalish OD was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I am very happy I chose him for my care.

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Fantastic optometrist and very friendly. I'd recommend him to friends and family!

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There was no wait time. Dr.Kalish seemed very friendly and knowledgeable . This was the quickest eye exam I've ever done.

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Great experience. Will definitely return as long as I'm in the Boston area.

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Dr. Kailash was great to talk to and he very patiently taught me how to wear contacts. I would definitely visit him again! Great doctor!

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He was super helpful and very quick - answered all of my questions and his office set me up with an awesome new pair of glasses right away.

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He was great. I was 15 minutes early and he took me in right away. He was super efficient and gave me more information about my eyes than anyone else ever has. Just a great experience all around.

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Very professional, extremely intelligent and great bedside manner. I left smiling.

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TERRIBLE!!!!

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Dr. Kalish was very warm and friendly and was able to help me complete my check in materials quickly. The exam was thorough and he was able to explain to me exactly what his findings were. He asked me if I had any questions and wanted to make sure that I had gotten sufficient answers. All in all a very pleasant and productive visit. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kalish to my friends.

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Taught me a lot and really knows about his field!

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I thought he was extremely personable and caring! I went there to get contacts, which I have never worn & he was very patient with me while teaching me how to put them in and take them out! I didn't feel pressured to buy glasses, sunglasses or anything other than what I wanted to purchase.

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The doctor was very kind and knowledgable. It was a small office but I was seen immediately and they were very helpful and patient with me, as I had a lot of dumb questions!

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Visit was very helpful, he gave me some additional instructions on contact lens care and hygiene that I hadn't heard before and will definitely start following

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Dr. Kalish is excellent, very thorough, and considerate. I have always had great experiences here over the past several years and highly recommend him.

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He is easy-going and so nice.

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Great doctor! Knew immediately what issues I was having and took great care of me!

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Good, very informative. Office was smaller than expected.