​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Phone (​61​7)​​ ​484-​​1414

231​ Bel​mo​nt Street 

Belmo​nt, ​​​M​A  024​​78

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Mar 01
MARCH 2016

​We are happy to announce that we have a lot going on this spring. If you haven't read your news letter yet, get it here​​! We are so excited to announce that the annual frame show is all set to be held on April 5th! 

Spring 2016 Newsletter.pdf

Oct 19

​We have sent out our October Newsletter.  If you did not get the chance to read it you can click on the PDF File to catch up on the latest news from our office! ​

Winter 2015 Newsletter.pdf

Aug 10

​Our Spring Newsletter is here and will be arriving in your mailboxes this week!  We are excited to tell you about several events that are taking place this Fall!

 ​Fall 2015 Newsletter.pdf

Mar 16
MARCH 2015​

Our Spring Newsletter is here and will be arriving in your mailboxes this week!  We are excited to tell you about several events that are taking place this Spring!  

2015 Spring Newsletter.pdf

Oct 01
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Jan 01

MAY 2014​

​      Wednesday, May 28th we had our Spring Dinner. We were entertained by The Murder Mystery Company.  They provided us with a mystery of who stole the diamond! Each person was only given a certain amount of information and we had to walk around investigating each suspect.  It was a lot of fun, and you will never guess who stole the diamond! If you would like to know who the guilty party was post on our Facebook wall! Here is a lovely group photograph at the end of the night.

Bennett Family Eye Care Facebook​

APRIL 2014

      On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 we had a successful Slice of Belmont Spring Frame Show.  Along with hundreds of designer glasses we has local vendors from Belmont come to the office.  Terra Firma joined us with a selection of distinctive hand-made jewely items. Thirty Petals Boutique brought handbags, scarves, hats and other accessories.  Roberts Salon demonstrated new ways to use eye make-up.  For refreshments we had some sweets from Vicki Lee's.  Click on the link below to view some photographs from the event.

Sping Frame Show: Slice of Belmont​

Jan 01


      On Wednesday, December 11th we went to Nourish in Lexington for our Office Holiday Party.  With a little bit of guidance from our Paint Nite instructor, everyone had a great time painting Nesting Branches.  We took a lot of picture throughout the night. Here is the group with all of our paintings! P1010376crop1.jpg

       You can see each individual painting on our facebook by clicking the link below!

2013 Holiday Party​ at Paint Nite!





OCTOBER 2013: 

      ​We have sent out our October Newsletter.  If you did not get the chance to read it you can click on the PDF File to catch up on the latest news from our office! 

October 2013 Newsletter.pdf​​

AUGUST 2013:

      Our 6th Annual Back to School Day was held on Thursday, August 22nd.  The office was filled with kids excited to get their comprehensive eye exam.  In the waiting room we had Crazy Davy ​entertaining the kids with magic and animal balloons before they saw their Doctor.  We would like to thank everyone who came this year and we look forward to seeing you again next year!  If you want to see some of this years Back to School Day pictures click the link below.

Back to School Day 2013

AUGUST 2013:

      On Thursday, August 8th we had a very successful Second Annual College Night! Many college students enjoyed some popcorn and were able to entertain themselves with a little Rock Band in the waiting room before their comprehensive eye exam. At the end the Doctors gave them a delicious prescription to Fiorella's to get a slice of cheese pizza. Click the link below to see some pictures from the event!

College Night 2013​  

APRIL 2013: 

      Our Grand Re-Opening Frame Show will take place on Tuesday, April 9th, from 4pm to 7pm. The fram show will feature hundreds of designs in both prescription and non-prescription eyewear from Dior, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Carrera, Juicy Couture, Lafont, and others! See our new, bigger optical showroom and meet with our stylists to get ready for srping! All frames purchased at the show will qualify for a 25% discount. Refreshments will be provided. There is, of course, no charge for this exhibit but we would appreciate it if you would call or email us to make a reservation for the event. We hope to see you there!


MARCH 2013: 

      Renovation, renovation, renovation! 


FEBRUARY 2013:  

      What a great turnout for our Ortho-K Night Seminar! Our Doctors presented on this amazing treatment option for nearsightedness (myopia). Below are some picture from the event!

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      Join us for Ortho-K Night on Wednesday, February 6th! Learn how these special retainer contact lenses that are worn at night, can leave you glasses and contact lens free during the day! Research shows that these lenses may actually slow the progression of myopia in children! Please contact us by phone or on our website to reserve your seat!​ 

Jan 05

AUGUST 2012:

      Thank you to everyone who attended our Fifth Annual Back to School Day!  It was a great day, and everyone enjoyed watching magic tricks by Crazy Davy, and trying on our glow-in-the-dark glasses by Converse. 



JULY 2012:

      Join us on August 23rd, 2012 to celebrate our Fifth Annual Back to School Day!  Each child will receive a comprehensive eye exam, including a complete eye health assessment, vision and binocular evaluation, complimentary Optomap retinal images, and a prescription for a free ice cream cone!  Crazy Davy the magician will be back this year to entertain children and their families in the waiting room, and there will be giveaways and special package pricing on glasses.  Call or e-mail today to set up an appointment!

JULY 2012: 
      In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, our office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4​​​​​​​th, 2012.  We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, July 5th, 2012.  If you experience an eye emergency during this time, please contact our network of on-call optometrists at pager number (617) 685 - 1000.  Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!

JUNE 2012: 

      College Night is on June 21st and there are still appointments available!  Call our office at (617) 484 - 1414 to set up a time for the college aged people in your family!  Each patient will receive a comprehensive eye exam, as well as a complimentary Optomap.  We will have popcorn and video games set up in the reception area, giveaways, 25% off select frames, and special packages on glasses. 


JUNE 2012:

      To honor Dr. Bennett's 25 years of practicing optometry in bench.bmpBelmont, Bennett Family Eye Care has donated a ​commemorative bench to the town of Belmont.  The new bench is located at the Grove Street Playground Tot Park.  

      Dr. Bennett started caring for the eyes of Belmont residents when Dr. Angelo Afentakis retired from practice 25 years ago.  The small practice has grown, and is now located at 231 Belmont Street.  Dr. Bennett has been joined by Dr. Melanie Macbeth and Dr. Rebecca Maida.  In 2012, the practice name changed to Bennett Family Eye Care.   


Jessica accepting award.JPGMAY 2012:

     Congratulations to 5 year old Jessica of Waltham!  Jessica won a $100 gift card to Toys R Us for correctly guessing the number of glasses in a jug at the Bennett Family Eye Care booth at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day, on April 28th.  She is pictured here accepting her award with Dr. Maida, Dr. Bennett, and Dr. Macbeth. ​


MAY 2012: 

     The State House in Boston celebrated Optometry Day on April 27th! Representing Bennett Family Eye Care are, from left to Neco.pngright: Tayna Garisch, Sharonda Bradley, Dr. Melanie Macbeth, and the Bettina Pierre. Tanya, Sharonda, and Bettina are all working as optometric technicians in our office and are planning to go to optometry school.  



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     Dr. Macbeth's son, Lukas, started baseball this past weekend. Along with his uniform and mitt, Lukas wears sports glasses to protect his eyes, both from the sun and from injury.  He is sure to have a fun AND safe season!



APRIL 2012:

      With Summer just around the corner, it is time to update your sun eyewear!  We have arranged with some of the most popular and respected sunglasses and frame companies to set up special exhibits.  This will allow you to try on the latesst styles, and will be held on Thursday April 12, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in our office.  This is, of course, no charge for this exhibit, but we would appreciate your calling us to make a reservation for this event.  You can also e-mail us here to reserve a spot.  Hundreds of designs will be available in both prescription and non-prescription eyewear from Gucci, Vera Bradley, Lafont, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Coture, and more.  All frames purchased at the show will qualify for a 25% discount.  We hope to see you and your family there!

​Thank you to everyone who attended our Sunglass and Frame Trunk Show! Everyone had fun trying on the latest styles!

​MARCH 2012: 

       Here is a picture of Bettina at the Health and Wellness Fair at Beech Street Senior Center.  We enjoyed the opportunity to participate; there were many people eager to learn about 'The Aging Eye'.



      Our office was selectred to be one of 40 study sites in a nationwide clinical trail that is evaluating two current brands of daily disposable soft contact lenses.  We have found ourselves fitting daily disposable contact lenses more and more often, as this modality is the healthest option for our contact lens wearing patients.  A fresh, clean lens each day reduces the likelihood of infection, dryness, allergies, and other contact lens complications.  Patients also find it convenient to not have to deal with solutions, cases, and cleaning.  These lenses can now be used for patients with ​nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. ​​

​JANUARY 2012:

      We are excited to have Essilor's Visioffice System​, a new state-of-the-art measuring device for eyeglasses.  It takes specialized, 3-D measurements of the center of rotation of your eyes, the position of the frame on your face, and the natural position of your head.  With this information, our trained and experienced staff can digitally create a completely customized pair of glasses for you so that you get the most precise, individualized vision possible! 

Apr 10

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      Dr. Macbeth's son Lukas recently had his annual eye exam in our office, and he was very excited to find out that he needs glasses!  The glasses correct his astigmatism and helps his eyes work better together.  We made the glasses just in time for his first day of kindergarten! 



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      Thank you to everyone that attended our Fourth Annual Back to School Day on August 25th!  We saw many patients, and Crazy Davy kept children and their families entertained with magic tricks and ballon animals.  Each patient received complimentary Optomap retinal images, which were taken with our new machine!  Everyone had a great time, and we can't wait to see you again next year!

 AUGUST 2011:

      Most of our patients have already seen an Optomap Retinal Image of their own eyes.  Our office now has the newests version of the machine, allowing us to more easily compare a current photo to those taken previously.  Although most insuances plan do not cover retinal imaging in presumed healthy patients, our doctors agree that it is the best way to evaluate the retina.  We all agree that the images taken with our new machine are crisper than with our previous machine!

 JULY 2011:

      Back to School Day will be held on August 25th, 2011!  Our office examines patients of all ages, but on Back to School Day, we only see children between the ages of 5 and 17.  Each child will have a comprehensive eye examination, which will include a vision exam, complete eye health assessment, and binocular vision evaluation.  Each child will also receive complimentary Optomap retinal images (a special digital picture of the back of the eye).  At the end of the exam, children will be given a prescription for one ice cream cone, redeemable at Brigham's, just down the road from our office!  While waiting children will enjoy coloring and movies, and will also be entertained by our guest magician, Crazy Davy!  Contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment!

 JULY 2011:

      Due to the 4th of July holiday, our office will be CLOSED Saturday July 2nd, 2011 through Monday July 4th, 2011.  We will resume regular office hours on Tuesday July 5th, 2011.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Enjoy a sage and happ holiday weekend!  In case of an emergency, please contact the On-Call Optometrist at pager number (617) 685 - 1000.  A network optometrist will return your page as soon as possible.  Please see our website's Emergency Tab for more information.


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      Dr. Maida's baby was born on April 19th! Aubrey Julia weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is ​Dr. Maida's first child and Dr. Bennett's first grandchild.




APRIL 2011:

     Drs. Bennett, Macbeth, and Maida hosted Near Vision Night on April 14, 2011.  The Doctors gave a short presentation on the best options for seeing clearly and comfortably at close range.


Dec 04


      Our office is always looking for new ways to meet our patients' needs, which is why we are happy to announce that you can now schedule your appointments online! You no longer need to wait until we open to request your appointment.  You can send your request in at any time, day or night, and it will be checked periodically during normal business hours.  Click Here to be redirected to our scheduling page.  You can also see reviews that have been submitted by our patients by clicking Here.

AUGUST 2010:

      On August 19th, our office held it's Third Annual Back to School Day! Our office examines patients of all ages, but on back to school day, we saw only children between the ages of 5 and 17.  Patients and their families watched movies, colored, and were entertained by a magician, Crazy Davy, while they waited for their appointments.


JULY 2010:

      Find us on Facebook!  Click on the link below to visit our Facebook profile, and stay informed about office news and upcoming events.

  Bennett Family Eye Care Facebook Page


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     Dr. Melanie Macbeth gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Mia Caroline!  Dr. Macbeth is doing well and will be returning to the office the first week in May.


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