Joslin eye patient at exam with ophthalmologist.

How to Prepare

If you're a new patient at the Beetham Eye Institute, please arrive a half-hour before your appointment to register and bring the following with you: 

  • Your insurance card
  • Copies of materials from any previous eye exams (or arrange to have them sent to us)
  • Eyeglasses, contact lenses, or any other visual aids you use
  • A list of medications to which you are allergic
  • A list of prescription medications you take, as well as any over-the-counter medications or supplements
  • Sunglasses if you are having your eyes dilated

If you have your eyes dilated during your examination, you should not plan to drive directly afterwards. 

Eye appointments involve very thorough and delicate examinations. Exams on average last approximately 2½ hours.

To make an appointment with the Beetham Eye Institute, call 617-309-2552 or make an appointment online.