About us

Experienced Optician and Optometrist

image of eye glasses on an eye chart.

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.

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Our Regular Schedule




9:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-6:30 pm


9:00 am-3:00 pm