Attention Joslin Patients:

Mask wearing and COVID-19 screening will continue at Joslin until further notice per the Governor’s latest update for health care facilities. To expedite building entry, please access COVID Pass the day of your on-site appointment to answer screening questions to receive a pass. We encourage all Joslin patients, including kids 12 and over, to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Also, please see our main COVID-19 web page for important updates regarding the availability of telehealth appointments at Joslin.
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Philip M. Silver, O.D. is a staff optometrist in the Beetham Eye Institute of the Joslin Diabetes Center since 1985.  Dr. Silver is Chief of the Vision Rehabilitation Service.  He also maintains a contact lens and primary care optometry clinical practice.  Dr. Silver is an Assistant Professor Optometry at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Silver precepts fourth year optometry students from the New England College of Optometry in his low vision clinic.  He has lectured extensively on the topic of diabetes and vision rehabilitation.  Dr. Silver has participated in numerous clinical trials in the Beetham Eye Institute and is currently a certified refractionist for the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

Medical School
New England College of Optometry

Specialty Training
Vision Rehabilitation - New York Lighthouse

Certification
TPA Certification - Therapeutic Pharmaceuticals

  • Adult
  • Eye Care

Contact Information

Office Phone

(617) 309-2552