Anthony Fraioli, M.D.
Anthony J. Fraioli, M.D. received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and his Medical degree from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. His Ophthalmology Residency was at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where he also served as Chief Resident and was awarded a Heed Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Fraioli's practice is a balance of adult and pediatric ophthalmology. His adult practice specializes in diseases and surgery of the anterior segment of the eye with an emphasis on small incision cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation. He also offers comprehensive pediatric eye care and strabismus care for both adults and children.
Dr. Fraioli is a full Surgeon at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and is a past president of the medical staff there. He is Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School. He has been the attending physician at the Thursday afternoon eye clinic at the Eye and Ear Infirmary for more than 20 years. He was the consulting Ophthalmologist for the Neonatal Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital for 25 years.
Dr. Fraioli is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons; and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has been recognized by the Best Doctors Organization since 2003 and was named best in Boston by Boston Magazine in 2008.
Routine thorough eye exams are a valuable aspect of maintaining good eye health. The ophthalmologists at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons utilize some of the most advanced technologies and techniques to test for potential vision problems, as well as enhance patients' vision.
As people age, they may experience a clouding of the human lens, called a cataract. While some cataracts patients can correct their vision loss with eye glasses or contact lenses, only cataracts surgery can help patients fully recover their vision.
Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. These are called refractive errors. They may also be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts. Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea. Correct design and fitting of the lenses are essential for comfort, safety, and accurate correction.
Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes, is a condition in which the eyes don't look towards an object together. One of the eyes may look in or out, or turn up or down. The eye turning can occur all of the time or only sometimes, such as during stressful situations or illness.
Your child should have his or her first eye exam done by a pediatrician or family doctor sometime during the first year of the child's life. If you or your child's doctor decides that your child's eyes should be further examined, make an appointment with a qualified pediatric ophthalmologist. Then, with recommendation from your pediatric ophthalmologist, your child's next eye exam will be at the age of 3, and once again before entering kindergarten, or by age 5. From there on, your child should receive a comprehensive eye exam at least every two years.