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Welcome to Heller Eyecare in Wilmington, MA

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At Heller Eyecare we welcome patients of all ages to our comfortable optometry office. Our warm and trusted eye doctors provide personalized optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health condition, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.

Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision therapy, vision correction and management of age-related eye disease. Located conveniently to serve Wilmington residents, we offer hours to suit every family’s schedule.

Why Choose Us?

Our highly trained and compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and favorite styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities.

Ask Dr. Afshar a Question...
What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.

Tech Focus: Dry Eyes

Most eye doctors will tell you that rubbing your eyes is harmful and can damage your cornea. It’s recommended that you rely on over the counter eye drops if the dryness is mild and soothes the irritation, but if eye drops fail to do the trick, the next best case would be visit one of our optometrists at Heller Eye Care. We can advise you how to deal with your dry eyes in the safest & most effective way.

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Heller Eyecare

230 Lowell St., Suite 1B
Wilmington, MA 01887
  • 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • By Appointment Only
  • Closed

Note: Doctor available one Saturday per month.

Please call: 978-658-2020 for further instructions.
We take most medical insurance plans. Use your best judgment on urgency; if you feel you need to, find the nearest emergency room. Visit our eye emergencies page for more information.