At the Eye Center, passion and quality eye care is at the heart of our workday. Our eye doctors understand each patient is unique and we want to create the best possible experience. Dr. Pierre Alfred has been a community leader in the central and western Massachusetts area for over 25 years and is dedicated to helping the people of this region see. Our patient focus and dedication to community simply unmatched.
Our friendly, knowledgeable opticians stand by ready to help you with the perfect solution to meet all your visual needs. Our eye doctors will also help you find the right frames for your personality and lifestyle. We have certified professionals with decades of experience. This is a personalized eye care service that you can trust.schedule your eye exam
Our expertise includes custom tailoring the right eyewear no matter what you like doing. Whether you are active and enjoy biking, golfing or even if you prefer cooking or playing cards we understand your needs. Our selection is wide and includes traditional frames, sunglasses, safety glasses, children’s glasses and more.
There are several lens options available with materials and coatings that can increase the quality of eyeglass lenses and help patients see the world clearer. Below are a few popular options to consider:
Progressive lenses allow wearers to see across all distances with the same pair of lenses. It is important for potential presbyopic individuals to start wearing progressive lenses early for easier adaptation.
Progressive Lenses also referred to as “no-line lenses” have a gradual curvature across the lens surface and provide not only clearer vision at near and far distances, but also smooth, comfortable progression in between. They allow for continuous vision at near, middle, and distant focal ranges, with no lines or image jumps.
Bifocal lenses have two viewing areas divided by a visible line. The larger viewing area is for distance and smaller for reading.
Built on Hoya’s patented Integrated Dual Side Optics platform. Integrated Dual Side Optics is the first and only method that truly separates the vertical and horizontal components of the prescription to provide patients with maximum comfort, customization and widest field of vision in all viewing zones.
Transition lenses are glasses lenses that react to different levels of UV light and adjust their tint accordingly. Transition lenses only change their tint when exposed directly to UV light, meaning that they will remain clear when indoors. Transition™ has created several options over the years, but the four best known are Signature GEN 8, XTRActive, Vantage, and DriveWear.
Maximum protection against scratches
Water and dirt repellence making it easy to clean
Resistance to fingerprints and smudges
Prevention of crazing, peeling, crack and chipping
Glare-Free lenses that reduce eye fatigue
Polarized lenses are sunglass lenses with a special filter that blocks horizontal glare.
Glare is intensely bright light that interferes with vision. Glare occurs when light waves are reflected off flat, shiny surfaces. Once reflected, the light waves become polarized and vibrate in a horizontal direction.
Have you heard of Computer Vision Syndrome or Digital Eye Strain (DES)? How we consume media has changed drastically in the last 5 years, most of our world in now at arms length!
Do you experience fluctuations in your vision? Too much screen time can cause dry eyes, decreased concentration and poorer night vision.
With ReCharge on your eyeglass lenses, you can fend off the fatigue, headaches and blurred vision associated with computer vision syndrome and help with dry eye syndrome.
TACT lenses maximize your visual range and focus at arm's length distances, providing a clearer viewing zone up to 5 times larger than conventional eyeglass lenses. And they are available with the labs' choice of lens treatment to eliminate glare and reflections from office lights and computer screens.
Please see office to inquire about available lens treatment optionsschedule your eye exam
Quality eye should not be a luxury. At The Eye Center we make every effort to utilize insurance plans to benefit our patients.
If you prefer to wear contacts, we can evaluate and fit you for conventional or custom lenses. We are experts in single-use soft contact lenses, so let us help select the right one for you that meets your needs and your budget.
Our doctors fit custom contact lenses for visual needs like astigmatism, presbyopia, or eye disorders like keratoconus.
Nowadays, you have some really amazing options for lenses that can make you see better. Whether for indoors, outdoors, or changing light conditions, high definition digital lenses provide the best visual acuity possible.
Eye exams typically last around 30-45 minutes. However, it’s important to note that time will vary depending on the types of tests needed. For example, if you’re interested in contact lenses your eye doctor will need to conduct a contact lens fitting to ensure you get the correct prescription for your eyes.
Each patient's unique symptoms, along with our professional judgment, will determine what tests you receive during your visit. A comprehensive adult eye and vision examination may include a number of tests.schedule your eye exam