contact lenses

Medical Contact Lens Service

contacts

We are internationally recognized innovators, educators, and researchers in the contact lens field. Korb & Associates is one of New England's largest specialty contact lens practices. The Korb & Associates Medical Contact Lens Service is internationally renowned for its expertise, specializing in those patients requiring complex fittings for irregular corneas, lid irregularities, scars, and severe ocular surface problems. We have extensive experience caring for difficult to fit patients with keratoconus, post-traumatic and post-surgical problems, corneal transplantation, ocular surface rehabilitation, congenital deformities, high refractive errors, anterior segment as well as orthokeratology and bifocal lenses. Our contact lens laboratory maintains an extensive inventory of diagnostic contact lenses, including the majority of manufacturers, which facilitates and expedites the fitting process.
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We are one of the few practices in the area which feature topography-guided WAVE lenses and the only practice in New England to offer EyePrint Pro, impression molded scleral device.

In the setting of COVID-19 risks, touchless lens fitting is the safest possible option. Impression and topography based fitting eliminate materials and lenses that are shared between patients.

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The Korb & Associates Medical Contact Lens Service is internationally renowned for its expertise, specializing in those patients requiring complex fittings for irregular corneas, lid irregularities, scars, and ocular surface problems. We provide lens services for patients who have severe disease and fitfully customizable scleral lenses including Eyeprint Pro™. Prosthetic lenses used for traumatic injuries or congenital deformities are also available.​​​​​​​
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keratoconus
KERATOCONUS

Korb & Associates is one of the largest keratoconus practices in the Eastern United States. With nearly 90 years of cumulative experience fitting lenses, our doctors remain active in keratoconus education and research. Dr. Nau was recently an investigator on a survey of patient satisfaction which was sponsored in part by the National Keratoconus Foundation. In addition, Korb Research is enrolling patients for the first study that is looking at the prevalence of meibomian gland dysfunction in keratoconus patients. We strive to be on the cutting edge of lens technology and are often asked to pilot new products that are not yet widely available.

dry eye
DRY EYE

Scleral contact lenses are increasingly recognized as viable methods for protecting the severely compromised ocular surface by providing a local moisture reservoir. In select cases, the use of scleral lenses for a dry eye makes dramatic differences in the quality of life for our patients. Dr. Korb was one of the early pioneers in modern scleral lens design. Our expertise in scleral lens fitting, coupled with our research in dry eye, provides a unique benefit for dry eye patients that most other offices cannot match.

trauma
TRAUMA

Ocular trauma often results in scars that cause high amounts of irregular astigmatism, the scattering of light and glare, loss of the iris, or the inability to close the eyelids properly. Contact lens technology is often able to mask these issues using custom hand-painted and/or tinted lenses, rigid gas permeable, and scleral lenses are all routinely used in our practice to overcome these visual problems.

post surgical contact lenses
POST SURGICAL CONTACT LENSES

With nearly 100 years of practicing in Boston, we have established excellent relationships with corneal surgeons who often refer patients to us after surgery such as corneal transplantation. We have extensive experience fitting medical and therapeutic lenses which can often dramatically improve vision without the need for additional surgical intervention. Excellent relationships with our ophthalmology colleagues ensure that there is continuity of care for our shared patients.

amniotic membrane
AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE CONTACT LENSES


​​​​​​​For nearly two decades amniotic membranes have been used in ophthalmology for their anti-inflammatory properties. Now available as biological bandages, this technology is used for many ocular surface problems such as severe dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, or non-healing surface defects, among others.

orthokeratology
ORTHOKERATOLOGY

For low amounts of nearsightedness, these lenses work to correct your vision while you sleep. No lenses are worn during the day. They are often used for myopia control or for patients who are otherwise unable to tolerate contacts during the day. "Ortho-K" lenses are also good options for patients who often swim or like to do water sports, and are also an option for patients who cannot tolerate contact lenses during the day.

bifocal contact lenses
BIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES

If you are over 40, you may be frustrated by decreased near vision, especially with the increased use of computers in the workplace. In many cases, specially designed contact lenses can stave off the use of "cheaters". Multifocal contact lenses are available in soft traditional and disposable (including daily disposable), hybrid and rigid lens designs. Our optometrists will tailor a near vision solution for you!!

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