We have five doctors and a professional staff ready to assist you. All of our doctors are fellows of the American Academy of Optometry. Here is some additional information about each of our doctors:

Dr. Donald Korb (view Dr. Korb's resume)

Donald R. Korb is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is recognized as an internationally acclaimed lecturer, researcher, inventor, innovator and clinician. He devotes half of his time to seeing patients and half to research.

Among his primary accomplishments of contemporary significance are:

  • Developing the first membrane hydrophilic (soft) contact lens, the CSI lens, which is the grandfather of the modern soft lens and the model for 90% of all current contemporary lens designs
  • Describing and naming giant papillary conjunctivitis, a complication from contact lens wear
  • Discovering and naming Meibomian Gland Dysfunction(MGD), now recognized worldwide as the primary cause of dry eye

After discovering numerous contact lens related complications and MGD, Dr. Korb founded (or co-founded) several companies whose objectives were to provide solutions or resolutions to several problems. Corneal Sciences, Inc. developed the CSI lens: the first membrane extended-wear contact lens. This product resolved corneal swelling and lens discomfort and has become the model for all contemporary soft lenses. Ocular Research of Boston produced the first lipid-based solutions for dry eyes: Systane Balance™ (Alcon) and Soothe-XP™ (Bausch and Lomb), formulated for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (the most common cause of dry eye). Tear Science, Inc. is dedicated to developing metrics and treatment for dry eye. In 2011, Tear Science’s LipiFlow treatment was the first treatment cleared by the FDA for the management of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and evaporative dry eye.

Dr. Korb has been active in teaching, with appointments at Boston University Medical School, New England College of Optometry, Schepens Eye Research Institute and currently as Clinical Professor at the School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley. He has received over 40 Honors including: Regents Lecturer (University of California, Berkeley), National Optometry Hall of Fame, the annual Donald R. Korb Medal of the American Optometric Association, and two honorary doctorates.

Dr. Joan Exford (view Dr. Exford's resume)

Joan M. Exford received optometry degrees from Indiana University and Pacific University and, an honorary degree from The New England College of Optometry. She is a past president of the American Academy of Optometry and Prevent Blindness Massachusetts and the past Chairwoman of the Board of Registration of Optometry, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Well-known in the field, she has been a recipient of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists' Optometrist of the Year Award and she is a member of the Optometry Hall of Fame. She has participated in multiple areas of research and is currently Principal Investigator in a large study on myopia, which is being conducted in separate research laboratories at Korb & Associates. Dr. Exford is no longer seeing patients but is continuing with research studies.

Dr. Christen Kenrick (view Dr. Kenrick's resume)

Christen Kenrick graduated from Indiana University School of Optometry and completed residency training in cornea and contact lenses through the New England College of Optometry.

Prior to joining Korb & Associates, Dr. Kenrick was a member of the Department of Ophthalmology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, where she was responsible for developing a specialty contact lens service. She also initiated the optometric component of an interdisciplinary program for brain-injury patients with the Department of Rehabilitation and created a training program in contact lenses and optics. In addition, she provided eye care for patients of all ages including pediatrics. She was an active volunteer with Healthcare for the Homeless.

Dr. Kenrick’s clinical interests include specialty and hard to fit contact lenses as well as dry eye and ocular surface. She also routinely lectures in the areas of specialty contact lenses, rehabilitative optometry, and dry eye.

Dr. Kenrick is currently welcoming all new patients including primary eye care, contact lenses, dry eye, and pediatric eye care.

Dr. Amy Nau (view Dr. Nau's resume)

Amy Nau graduated from The New England College of Optometry and completed a residency in ocular disease with the Boston VA Health Service. She has returned to Korb & Associates where she began her optometric career.

From 2000 - 2003, she was on the staff of the Department of Ophthalmology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. During that time she also served as a sub-investigator for clinical trials in the area of dry eye and allergy. From 2003 to 2014, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. She served as the Director of Optometric Services at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Ophthalmology. While there, she ran the tertiary care center medical and scleral contact lens clinic and was responsible for teaching optics, refraction and contact lens courses to the medical students and ophthalmology residents.

In 2005, Dr. Nau founded the Sensory Substitution Laboratory, which is affiliated with the Fox Center for Vision Restoration. Her primary goals were to explore restoring sight to the blind through artificial vision technologies, which exploit intact senses as a surrogate for vision. She has lectured and published extensively, and was the recipient of the Western Pennsylvania Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2008. In addition to working on several ongoing research projects, she is serving on the Steering Committee for the Scleral Lens Research Group of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr. Nau is welcoming all new patients, including those with irregular corneas and severe dry eye.

Dr. Victor Finnemore

Victor M. Finnemore is an alumnus of the New England College of Optometry. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has dedicated much of his time to research and lecturing. Dr. Finnemore has been involved in the development of diagnostic tests for dry eyes and has been awarded several patents. He has also been responsible for the design of contact lenses for keratoconus. Because of his expertise in dry eye research, he consulted for several large corporations in this field. He has also been an investigator in the large myopia study. He is now an emeritus member of the practice.