Meng Meng Xu, OD, MPH, FAAO

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry
  • Director of Eyecare Services, South Boston Community Health Center
  • Coordinator, International Programs


MPH, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Residency, Primary Care and Ocular Disease, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
OD, University of Montreal

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow

Practice Locations

South Boston Community Health Center

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry
Massachusetts Society of Optometrists

Research Interests

Primary Eye Care
Public Health


Xu MM, Lewandowski C. Cross-Cultural Communication in Optometry: a Teaching Case Report. Optometric Education. 2022;47(3):51-61.

Presentations (National)

  • Joint Symposium of the Public Health chapter of the American Academy of Optometry and World Congress of Optometry : Public Health, Education and Personal Issues. American Academy of Optometry in Orlando, USA. October 2019. (one of 5 keynote speakers)
  • How to triage and manage ocular emergencies. Lecturer, Simmons College School of Nursing. Recurrent yearly course every March 2013 to 2019.
  • Common Eye Conditions and myopia control. Chinese Culture symposium at CIC Cambridge. February 2018.
  • Funduscopic exam. Lecturer. Simmons College School of Nursing. February 2015.
  • Common Red Eyes – Diagnosis and Treatment. South Boston Community Health Center Provider meeting. April 2019.