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Peter A. Rapoza, M.D.


Dr. Peter Rapoza is a recognized authority in the field of corneal and cataract surgery, refractive surgery and the medical and surgical treatment of the cornea and ocular surface. He has earned an international reputation as a skilled ophthalmologist who uses advanced technologies to provide his patients with the finest ocular care available.

Dr. Rapoza has over 27 years of post-training ocular surgical experience, having performed over 50,000 cataract & refractive surgical procedures around the world. He was instrumental in developing some of the advanced techniques used today by doctors world-wide and is considered the “go to” doctor for many elite clients, other physicians, health care providers and their families.

A competent and compassionate physician, Dr. Rapoza offers clinical expertise and personable characteristics that provides each patient with an exceptional experience. From meeting his patients during the initial consultations to personal follow-up phone calls after procedures, Dr. Rapoza shows his ease of communication, commitment to compassion and application of clinical skills with every patient interaction.

To read Dr. Rapoza's full curriculum vitae, click here.   

More Reasons Why People Choose Dr. Rapoza 

Peer Respect

  • Has lectured and personally trained thousands of physicians, optometrists and other health care providers in the areas of refractive surgery, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation and ocular surface disorders
  • Has received the following distinctions:
    • Trusted LASIK Surgeons™: Top 1% of LASIK eye surgeons, cataract surgeons, refractive surgeons and vision correction specialists performing eye surgery in the United States today
    • Leading Physicians of the World
    • Ranked as one of  Boston Magazine’s “Top Doctors in Boston”
    • Among Best Doctors in America®: Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2001 to 2014
  • Highly sought after for consultations involving challenging cases such as repairing previous complications of cataract and corneal surgery or ocular trauma
  • Others doctors frequently consult him for second opinions

Tailored Treatment Plans

  • Provides detailed therapeutic plans tailored to the individual patient   
  • Dedicated to giving you the best visual outcome and ocular health
  • Personally sees every patient during initial consultations, where he determines eligibility for procedures and answers patient questions   
  • Conservative in his recommendations and will only suggest procedures for candidates that are likely to achieve optimal results 

World Class LASIK Technologies

  • State-Of-The-Art Laser Vision Correction suite in the Waltham office
  • Dedicated lasers that are meticulously inspected and maintained in a single permanent location (This is in contrast with many LASIK providers that transport laser equipment from office-to-office on surgical days)
  • All-laser, blade-free LASIK (iLASIK™). With our procedure, the corneal flap is created with a laser, not a blade (a microkeratome), making it safer and more precise
  • Advanced CustomVue® iLASIK™ Technology. We use the VISX S4 IR™ laser and WaveScan™ Wavefront™ technology to deliver personalized LASIK based on the unique refractive signature of your eye 

International/Volunteer Work

  • Has taught, provided medical care and conducted research around the world including in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and South America
  • Worked in Tanzania with a team performing a pivotal study of the causes of blindness in sub-Saharan Africa, uncovering important clues to the transmission of the blinding disorder trachoma and its prevention
    • Provides pro-bono care for individuals without access to care through the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s program “EyeCare America”
    • Active in his community where he has served on various volunteer boards with special interests in supporting awareness of medical and social needs, historical preservation and animal welfare including dog rescue 

Media Appearances

  • “Eye to Eye” with Connie Chung
  • CNN
  • Public Broadcasting
  • Various regional radio and television appearances


  • An investigator in studies on radial and astigmatic keratotomy, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) , LASIK, corneal transplantation and cataract surgery
  • He has participated in numerous clinical trials for ophthalmic pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of corneal transplant rejection, ocular inflammation in cataract surgery, dry eye and ocular infections

Current Positions

  • Partner at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Part-time at Harvard Medical School
  • Staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Beverly Hospital
  • Consultant to the Ministry of Health of several nations


  • Graduate with distinction from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Medical degree with Honors from the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, IL
  • Residency at the Wilmer Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 With locations in Boston, Waltham and Danvers, MA  

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Top Doctor

Trusted LASIK Surgeons Logo 2014 (1).jpgTrusted Vision correction expert Dr. Peter Rapoza has been selected by Trusted LASIK Surgeons as ranking among the top 1-5% of eye care specialists performing LASIK Surgery, Cataract Surgery and Refractive Surgery in the United States today. Read More


Patient Comments

"Dear Dr. Rapoza, You have my heartfelt gratitude for your excellent workmanship and wisdom. But especially for your genuinely caring presence. You are a gifted man and I am glad to know you." - Crystalens Patient


News and Events

— December 16, 2014

2015 Leading Physician of the World

Dr. Peter A. Rapoza has been recognized as a 2015 Leading Physician of the World by the International Association of Healthcare…

— December 1, 2014


PROWL stands for Patient Reported Outcome with LASIK. It was a FDA clinical trial started in 2009 to better understand the risk…

— November 25, 2014

Press Release - ORA Advanced Cataract Surgery

Boston, MA – Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston is pleased to announce that it now offers advanced cataract surgery using ORA, a…

— October 1, 2014

Best Doctor Recognition

Dr. Rapoza has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2014 for the thirteenth consecutive year. The highly regarded…

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50 Staniford Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114

Paid garage parking or street metered parking is available at out 50 Staniford St. location.

Parking is available at 50 Staniford St. in the Longfellow Place Garage. Other garage options include The Garden Garage (located on Lomasney Way) or the Charles River Plaza Deck parking lot, located on Cambridge Street. OCB Clinic: Enter the building and take the elevator to the 6th floor where you will see patient check-in. Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center: Enter the building. Surgery Center is on 1st floor.


52 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Waltham, MA 02451

Free parking is available in the 52 Second Ave. Parking Garage.

Upon entering the garage, drive under the blue sign that says "52 Second Ave: and bear right heading up the parking ramp to levels P1, P2, P3 or P4. Please note your parking location. Enter the building, take the elevators to the 2nd Floor and follow hallway signs to Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. OCB Clinic is the 2nd door on right. Surgery Center is the first door on the right.

Contact Information
All Locations: 800-635-0489

OCB North Shore - Danvers

104 Endicott Street, Suite 303 
Danvers, MA 01923

Located in the MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Our office is located on the third floor Suite 303.  

From the South/Boston area: Take I-93 North toward Tobin Bridge. Merge onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North for approximately 14 miles, then merge onto I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. At the end of the ramp, go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.

From the North: Travel 95 South to Danvers. When I-95 and Route 128 split, merge onto Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. Go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.