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Two Opticians is your one stop optical shop in South Boston, Massachusetts.


Our skilled optometrist, Dr. Rae Huang, provides primary eye care, eye exams and contact lens fittings.

Our experienced Optician, Bernie Nania, will custom make your next pair of eye glasses or sunglasses.

We provide friendly personalize service and a very large selection of brand name glasses and sunglasses, including Gucci, Ray Ban, Prada, and Ralph Lauren!

Contact us today at 617.268.9999 for further information.

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SOUTH BOSTON, MA 02127-1912
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Tues - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun & Mon: Closed


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Experienced Optician and Optometrist

Two Opticians is a full-service optical shop, and are currently featuring a large array of well-known brands of sunglasses, including names like Gucci, Ray Ban, Prada, and Ralph Lauren. Underlying the individual offerings at Two Opticians are their traditions of quality and service. Single vision eyeglasses are often in stock on a same-day basis. Eyeglasses with speciality lenses, which include bifocals, can usually be obtained in two or three days. And it is worth a trip to take a look at their selection of frames. Eyeglasses are the most visible item a person wears; they make a definite statement about your appearance.

Two Opticians has roots going all the way back to the 1800's. Its ancestry can be traced back one hundred fifty years to R.L. Davis Optical. Then, around the turn of the twentieth century, Davis Optical became Gopen Optical. Located on Kneeland Street in downtown Boston, it rose in status to become Boston's premier optical business.

Sidney Shwom acquired the Gopen business and retained the Gopen name. His son, Lenny Shwom, retired in 2008 and decided to close the business. Two opticians working at Gopen, Jim Barnes and Bernie Nania, took their forty-five years of optician's experience and opened Two Opticians in South Boston.  In 2017 Jim Barnes retired.



Bernie Nania Optician

jim and bernie photoHelping Boston see better, look better, so they can feel better.

Both Jim and Bernie come from South Boston. Jim lived directly across West Broadway from Two Opticians, and Bernie was born on Gates Street. They went to South Boston High School and hung out together as teenagers. Later, Bernie would be the drummer and Jim the sound engineer for the popular local band “Cat Tunes.”

Jim began working at Gopen Optical in 1976; later on, Bernie joined him as an apprentice. Both licensed opticians, they developed a loyal clientele over the years, which led them to consider opening their own shop. They self-financed Two Opticians, and with the blessings of the Shwom family, went into business for themselves—Jim and Bernie’s chapter of the American dream.  In 2017, Jim Barnes Retired leaving Bernie to carry on the tradition of quality craftsmanship and great customer service.

Craftsmanship and quality in a friendly environment, is what you'll find when you stop by to have Bernie custom make your next pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses!  

Dr. Rae Huang Optometrist

Dr. Rae Huang received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry, where she graduated with honors as the President of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society.

Dr. Huang also received a Masters degree in Vision Science from the New York State College of Optometry. She has published papers in optometric journals and has been involved in several research studies on myopia and computer vision syndrome.

In addition to her private practice specializing in primary eye care and contact lens fittings, Dr. Huang maintains a strong interest in pediatric exams, binocular vision assessments, vision therapy and sports vision.

Dr. Huang obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Biology as well as a Bachelors degree in Psychology.

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Call 617.268.2243 to make an appointment.

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Two Opticians is conveniently located in South Boston and is open Tuesday - Friday from 9am to 6:30pm & Saturday from 9am to 3pm, Closed On Sunday & Monday.

Call 617.268.9999 for further information.

SOUTH BOSTON, MA 02127-1912
Main Store: 617.268.9999
Eye Exams: 617.268.2243
Fax: 617.268.9997