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Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill

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Chestnut Hill

For over 35 years, the Optical Designs team of licensed opticians has expertly guided patients like you through both its full-spectrum optometry services and its vast selection of glass made on-site.

InFocus Eyecare Chestnut Hill is ready to see you now


  • Eyeglass Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Retina Imaging
  • Diabetic Exams
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Treatment of Infections & Injuries
  • Kids Exams
  • Myopia Control


We work with most major health and vision plans.

  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • Davis
  • Aetna
  • UHC
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
Dr. Katelyn Xueling Song, O.D.

Dr. Katelyn Xueling Song, O.D.

Dr. Katelyn Xueling Song joined the practice at Optical Designs in 2016 and now serves the Chestnut Hill location. She received a Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2015. She also earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Fudan University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China in 1993. 

Dr. Song completed her residency in Shanghai First People’s Hospital and Sixth People’s Hospital, both affiliated to the Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and continuously worked there as an attending ophthalmologist for 12 years where she acquired rich clinical experience on ocular disease treatment and management.

In 2007, Dr. Song helped establish the eye clinic in Shanghai United Family Hospital, which provides healthcare for foreigners and their families living in China. As a general ophthalmologist, she did optometric work as well, prescribing glasses and fitting contact lenses, including ortho-k lenses. While practicing in China over one quarter of her patients were children and she became particularly interested in and experienced with pediatric optometry. She worked there for nearly 5 years before coming to the U.S.

Dr. Song received further training in pediatric eye care at prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

After completing her studies at the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Song has been worked at Medical Eye Care Associates (Now Nielsen Eye Center) and Optical Designs serving patients of all ages. Besides routine optometry, she is very experienced in contact lens fitting for presbyopia patients. She is a certified orthokeratologist. She co-manages patients who have cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration. She works closely with primary physicians to screen for diabetic retinopathy.

Randy Susan Meyers
August 14th, 2022
Highly recommend.

After a months-long slog through the blah, blech, and ugh, and before coming close to a compromise pair of glasses, I visited Optical Designs in West Roxbury, where I met Ronnie. He's patient, good-humored, and extraordinarily helpful in suggesting glasses (and never in a manner that made me feel beholden to like them!)

The selection is terrific. I found glasses I love that fit perfectly. And the lenses are spot-on. Now, my even pickier husband is in the midst of getting his glasses and he finds Ronnie the best he's worked with.

Highly recommend.

Edward Pishkin
March 10th, 2020
Had a great experience...

Had a great experience with the Chestnut Hill location. The eye doctor and staff are really professional and friendly. These listen and are really concerned with your desired needs.

L Gonsalves
January 10th, 2018
Excellent service

Excellent service, Helpful, knowledge.

Chestnut Hill

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