Specializing in Low Vision & Blindness Products
The Carroll Store, located on the Carroll Center campus, specializes in providing low vision products, adaptive devices, and technology for the blind and visually impaired. You may purchase products online, over the phone or in-person. Don’t see an item you are looking for? Items not kept in stock may be special ordered if prepaid.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As part of a phased reopening plan, The Carroll Store has begun public visitation by appointment only (same day appointments available). Visitors must wear a face covering and should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of their scheduled appointment. The Carroll Store is also taking phone and online orders. Due to COVID-19, shipping on orders may be delayed. Please be aware that orders placed over the weekend may take longer to be processed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 969-6200, extension 240 for any questions.
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Our optical services specialize in low vision aids for children and adults who are visually impaired, which includes telescopes for distance vision, prism lenses, magnifiers for near vision, as well as electronic aids. Our high-quality lenses are available in all prescriptions and highly customizable. From lenses that turn into sunglasses with UV or glare protection, to goggles for sports as well as a great selection of fit-over and polarized sunglasses. Optical services are available by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment today.
Not ready to buy a video magnifier? We have many leasing options on a wide-variety of desktop and portable video magnifiers. Leasing costs range from $25 to $60 per month. Visit or call for the latest inventory.
Hours of Operation
Tuesdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Thursdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fridays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturdays: By Appointment Only
Available Payment Options
You can pay for mail orders or in-store purchases by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover; Online orders accept PayPal and all major credit cards. We also have gift certificates available in amounts of $10, $25 and $50!
Shipping challenges due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the election and overall changes at the USPS has affected delivery times. Thus the Carroll Store is now charging shipping for all web orders. Phone orders will have the option of paying for USPS shipping or may choose FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND shipping. Our current experience is that the latter option can take over a month for delivery, especially if you live outside Massachusetts. Shipping rates for web orders are below. If you want expedited shipping or want your order sent FREE MATTER, then please place your order over the phone.
- $5.00 for purchases up to $65.00
- $7.00 for purchases between $66.00 to $150.00
- $10.00 for purchases between $151.00 to $1000.00
- $20.00 for purchases over $1001.00