Dr. Blocker is available for appointments in Framingham.

Richard J. Blocker, MD, FAAO, FAAP

Pediatric Ophthalmology
and Ocular Motility (Strabismus) Service



Pediatric Ophthalmology, National Children’s Hospital Medical Center under Marshal M. Parks, MD


Ophthalmology, Boston Medical Center

Children's Hospital, Boston

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine (member of the first graduating class from the combined six-year program in Liberal Arts and Medicine)

Academic Appointment

Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Blocker has devoted his professional life to the care of children and special needs patients. He was the director of the Ophthalmology Program at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation from its inception until 1978. He also serves as the Director of the Ophthalmology Service at the Franciscan Hospital for Children (since 1990).

Dr. Blocker is active in the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He was given the Honor Award for service. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He also is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics where he serves on the executive board for the subsection in Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Blocker also is fluent in Spanish.


Contact Information

Dr. Blocker's Office: 508-879-3204

Dr. Blocker's Fax: 508-620-0098

Patient Appointments: Framingham: 508-879-3204


Richard J. Blocker, MD