Location Details

CHA Eye Center, Malden

195 Canal Street, 2nd Floor
Malden, MA 02148


Some patients who use Google Maps or Waze for directions are being sent to the CHA Revere Care Center in error. Please check your app to make sure it is directing you to our site in Malden before coming for your appointment.

In July 2024, our Primary Care Center split into two separate practices. Learn more about this change.

The Finest Eye Care

With some of the most experienced eye surgeons (ophthalmologists) in the Boston area.

With locations in Somerville and Malden, we can help you with nearly every eye condition - from medical problems to complex eye surgeries. We are experts in ophthalmic care including Laser Vision Correction, Laser-assisted Cataract Surgery and specialized retina care.


  • Hours and Contact Information
    CHA Somerville Eye Center

    Highland Building, Somerville Campus | 1st Floor
    M, W: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    T, Th, F: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Sa - Su: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    No walk-ins please

    Optical Shop Somerville Campus | 1st Floor
    M - F: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, closed during lunch between 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


    Phone: 617-591-4949
    Fax: 617-591-4990

    CHA Malden Eye Center

    CHA Malden Care Center | 2nd Floor
    M, W, Th, F: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Tu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sa - Su: Closed


    Phone: 781-338-8989
    Fax: 781-338-8999

  • Parking and Public Transportation


    Patients who drive to our site should park in the North lot (next to Anthony's of Malden). Parking is free. 

    Public Transportation:

    Bus: MBTA bus 97 goes down Medford Street in Malden, which is a 5 minute walk to our Care Center.

    Train: Orange Line, Malden Center Station. Then take bus 97.

  • COVID Guidelines
    Who can come with you or visit you in the hospital?

    Patients coming for a clinic visit, to Urgent care or to the Emergency Department are allowed to bring at least one person with them. Additional people will be at the discretion of the provider and clinic.

    If you are coming to visit a patient in the hospital, please see our Visitor Policy page for current standards. .

  • Patient Relations

    Do you have feedback on our services? Do you need a patient advocate? Please contact our patient relations team at 617-665-1398 or use our easy web form.

Services We Offer

Care Team

Maysa Abbas, OD


  • Eye Care
  • Optometry
Ashley Paine, OD

Ashley Paine, OD


  • Eye Care
  • Optometry
Steven M. Patalano, MD

Steven M. Patalano, MD


  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Eye Care
Vincent J. Patalano II, MD

Vincent J. Patalano II, MD


  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Eye Care
Jeannette Resnick, OD, FAAO

Jeannette Resnick, OD, FAAO


  • Optometry
  • Eye Care
Lixin Zheng, OD, PhD

Lixin Zheng, OD, PhD


  • Optometry
  • Eye Care

Questions - How Do I ...

  • Make an appointment?

    If you already come to CHA for care:

    Just call your clinic or provider directly. You can also contact us in MyCHArt.

    We can help you make, change or cancel your appointment.

    To become a new patient:

    For Primary Care, please call 617-665-1305 between 8:30 AM - 5 PM. Or, you can call one of our primary care centers directly.

    • Please have your insurance card ready.

    For other services, please see our Get an Appointment page. 

  • Ask a question or give feedback?

    We want to hear from you.

    If you have a non-urgent health question, please sent us a note in MyCHArt.

    For other questions, feedback, thank you messages or complaints please use our secure online form.

    To contact our Patient Relations team directly, call 617-665-1398 or visit the patient relations web page.

  • Find health insurance?

    If you need health insurance, we can help.

    Just call the CHA Financial Assistance team at 617-665-1100.

    Or, visit our web page for more information.

  • Get help when I feel sick?

    Same day virtual visits when you feel sick.

    You can schedule a same-day or next-day Virtual Sick Visit through MyChart for certain symptoms. Just log into MyChart and click the Visits button. This will let you schedule a video appointment for things like cough, headache, COVID-19, back pain, vaginal itch or discharge, painful urination, and more. If you have a symptom not included on the self-booking list, please call your primary care office. You’ll be connected to our Nurse Advice Center who can help you get the care you need.

    At the time of your video appointment, you’ll get a link by text and email. Just click on the link and log in using the camera on your phone or computer. Depending on your needs, we can provide medical advice, prescribe medicines, and set up a follow-up visit. Get the medical care you need from CHA without having to leave your home! 

    If you have an urgent medical need (not an emergency):

    Please visit CHA Somerville Campus Urgent Care at 33 Tower Street, Somerville.

    If you are having a health emergency:

    Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

    You can find 24 hour care with short wait times at CHA Cambridge Hospital and CHA Everett Hospital. When you go to a CHA emergency room, your CHA doctor will be notified about your health needs and can help coordinate your care.

  • Get My Medical Records?
    How to Get Your Medical Records

    Make a request through MyCHArt

    Don't have a MyCHArt account?

    There may be a cost for copies - If you want copies, we will charge a reasonable fee for them. We will also charge you for postage costs, if you want us to mail the copies to you.

    Have Questions?

    Call us at 617-381-7126

  • Get a referral?

    Please talk to your care team. They can help you find the right doctor or service for your medical needs.

    We hope you see a doctor in our network. This will let us share medical information and support your care.

    Learn more about referrals.

  • Get refills?

    For the best service, just call your pharmacy to get your prescription refilled.

    Please don’t wait until your medication is gone before calling. However, if you do run out, please tell the pharmacist. They may be able to give you some medication until your refill has been approved.

    Did you know?

    You can switch your prescriptions to the CHA Pharmacy and pick up or get free home delivery?

    Please visit our web page to learn more.

  • Sign up for MyCHArt?

    MyCHArt is a safe and secure system that lets you see and manage your health care from a computer or smart phone.

    You can ask questions, request appointments, refill medications and review lab results.

    Need a MyChart account?

    Just visit the CHA MyCHArt page to sign up today.

  • Pay my bill?

    You can now pay your bill online.

    If you have any questions about what services are covered, please call your insurance company directly.

    If you have a question about your bill, please call our Customer Service Billing Department at 617-665-3200

  • Get an interpreter?

    If you prefer to speak another language during your visit: 

    Please tell your care team before your next visit. Our interpreter services team can help.

    Please note, there is no charge for this service. 

  • Get a health screening or check-up?

    Your primary care or specialty team knows when you are due for routine tests, immunizations and health screenings.

    Just ask them what you need and when. 

    Learn more about routine health screenings. 

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