Optical Designs | Chestnut hill

The Optical Designs boutique in Chestnut Hill provides on-site eye exams, a full selection of luxury eyewear and custom contact lenses.

We offer the following services by appointment:

  • Comprehensive eye health exams
  • Refractions (eyeglass prescription exams)
  • Contact lens fittings and evaluations
  • Lasik procedure evaluations

Meet Your Local Optometrist

Every Optical Designs location has its own optometrist


Dr. Katelyn Xueling Song joined the practice at Optical Designs in 2016 and now serves the Chestnut Hill location. She received a Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2015. She also earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Fudan University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China in 1993.

Dr. Song completed her residency in Shanghai First People’s Hospital and Sixth People’s Hospital, both affiliated to the Jiaotong University School of Medicine, and continuously worked there as an attending ophthalmologist for 12 years where she acquired rich clinical experience on ocular disease treatment and management.

In 2007, Dr. Song helped establish the eye clinic in Shanghai United Family Hospital, which provides healthcare for foreigners and their families living in China. As a general ophthalmologist, she did optometric work as well, prescribing glasses and fitting contact lenses, including ortho-k lenses. While practicing in China over one quarter of her patients were children and she became particularly interested in and experienced with pediatric optometry. She worked there for nearly 5 years before coming to the U.S.

Dr. Song received further training in pediatric eye care at prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.

After completing her studies at the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Song has been worked at Medical Eye Care Associates (Now Nielsen Eye Center) and Optical Designs serving patients of all ages. Besides routine optometry, she is very experienced in contact lens fitting for presbyopia patients. She is a certified orthokeratologist. She co-manages patients who have cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration. She works closely with primary physicians to screen for diabetic retinopathy.

Eyewear Brands we carry

Chestnut Hill

663 VFW Parkway

Chestnut Hill, MA




Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

Sunday and Monday: Closed