Exceptional eye care so you can see your best.

High-eye fashion so you are seen at your best.

Be Heard
Feel Connected
See and Be Seen

Tired of the same, quick, cheap service when it comes to your eyes?
So are we.

We opened Gaze Optical with you in mind. We’ve heard from too many people who feel like their eye care is impersonal and formulaic. Your eyes deserve high quality, personalized eye care. They’re not always like everyone else’s, and they’re not always ok.

Personalized Care

Some doctors are too quick. They don’t allow time for you to ask questions or address concerns. We spend time with you, and we look to listen. We want to help you understand your particular eye concerns.

Equipment and Expertise

Inexpensive eye care has to cut costs somewhere. You need eye care providers with the knowledge to give you the best information on your eye health, and the equipment to diagnose potential issues, or provide cutting-edge treatment or options.

Follow Up Care

A delay in treatment can make a small matter much worse. We are accessible for issues that arise, foreseen or not, and are connected to coordinate your care when necessary. Trust us to be your guide for primary and specialty eye care.

Gaze Optical puts the Care in Eye Care


We will sit down with you and listen to what your concerns are. Those concerns will be our concerns. And we will figure out the best path forward.


It is important to us to have that doctor-patient connection. Our job isn’t to get you out of here as fast as possible. Our job is to ensure you feel like you are getting the best eye care possible.


Your personalized eye health is our number one obligation. And having you look good in your eye care products is a close second. Everyone is unique, and everyone has their own style. So see optimally, and feel great.


Dr. Diane Ah-Kiné


Kara “Mac” Hnath-MacFarland

Dr. Ah-Kiné and Mac have over 25 years of eye health experience.

They understand that eye care needs to be customized and precisely tailored to an individual’s needs. They have worked with a vast arch of diverse people and vulnerable populations. They have a burning mutual desire to change the world, one eye exam at a time. Their primary focus is ensuring the best possible patient experience and providing personalized care.

But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Listen to what our patients are saying.

“I am so happy to have found Gaze Optical! Dr. Ah-Kiné and Mac are the best, and I will be singing the praises of Gaze Optical far and wide. In addition to excellent optometry services, they also have an especially fun and funky selection of eyewear. I cannot recommend this business highly enough.”

Sarah P


Dr. Ah-Kine and Mac were kind, friendly, and so very welcoming. Dr. Ah-Kine genuinely cared about my vision and overall eye health, and took the time to make sure that all of concerns were heard and addressed. Their exam was incredibly thorough, and I never felt rushed.

After the exam with Dr. Ah-Kine, Mac was incredibly helpful in helping me find a new set of frames and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new! And you can’t forget Alice, who was so warm and welcoming upon entry.

If you’re in the Boston area and need a new eye doctor; run, don’t walk, to Gaze Optical.”

Emily T

“As a person who has had a fraught history with certain medical professionals, I am always anxious when visiting a new Doctor. I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon this place, but I guess I should give it up to my spying phone and magical algorithms or something, because as soon as I arrived for my appointment, I felt like it was a safe space. The design of the office is beautiful and calming. Everyone I interacted with was kind. The doctor was clear and concise. I got 2 new pairs of glasses that I am thrilled about. I recommend this business to anyone, but particularly anyone who is part of the LGBTQ+ community. Healthcare is not always easy and straightforward for us, so to find a medical practice that is actively showing that it is safe and welcoming to all sorts of folks was very comforting to me.”

Lillie M



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