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Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Korb & Associates is closed to protect the safety of our staff and patients.  Our doctors remain available for questions and emergency care, you can still order contact lenses, we are mailing out any outstanding orders as they arrive, and our administrative staff are available on a limited basis to help with your eyecare needs.   Please see our  NEWS  section for updates on coronavirus specific concerns and your eyes.   We have now enabled tele-health services. Requests for these appointments can be made by contacting Requests will be processed within 24 hours. 

 1)    All patients with appointments through June 1  will be contacted and rescheduled once we know when we are allowed to open for regular business. We will continue to follow guidelines for the city of Boston. 

2)    Each Thursday , management will make a determination as to whether we will be closed the following week.  This website will have the most up to date information. 

 3)    For patients who have signed up for remote access to their health record, doctors remain available for answering questions and taking care of medication refills. 

 4)    Our doctors are  taking emergency calls and will determine on a case by case basis where and when patients will need to be seen.   

 5)    Our contact lens staff continues to process lens orders. Please make requests at or use the portal on our website. There may be a disruption in the supply chain causing some types of orders to be delayed which we cannot predict, but anticipate that most lenses can still be mailed.  Patients that need lens evaluations may not be able to pick up contact lenses that are waiting in the office until we reopen. For patients who are in the fitting process we are working with manufacturers to extend warranty periods. 

 6)    Orders for glasses may be delayed depending on supply chain and lab closures. We will make every effort to mail out any order that was processed prior to March 13. 

 7)    Our administrative and billing staff will be available on a limited basis, but will respond to you within 24 hours.     

8) WE ARE NOW TELE-HEALTH ENABLED.   If you want to set up a virtual visit, please email One of our staff will respond within 24 hours. 

 For those patients who have not signed up to use our health portal, we will be monitoring our general office email accounts. Please be advised that this is not a HIPAA secure method of communication. We do not recommend communicating with our office through non-secure portals for health issues. 

 Questions regarding billing should be directed to 

 Questions regarding contact lenses should be directed to

 Questions regarding glasses should be directed to

 Questions regarding any other issues should be directed to

 We will continue listening to the WHO and CDC recommendations,  and will keep our patients informed as events unfold. Stay healthy, protect your loved ones,  and thank you for being a loyal part of our family. 

Our practice enjoys a global reputation in the field of dry eye and contact lenses

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Established in 1920 by Dr. Frederick Farnum, we are one of the oldest continuing practices in the country. We are dedicated to providing the highest standard of professional care and developing long lasting relationships with our patients. We are recognized as being on the cutting edge in the fields of dry eye and contact lens technology.

Our dry eye and contact lens research, often conducted in collaboration with other academic and health care disciplines, has resulted in hundreds of professional publications, 55 patents, and many ocular products used throughout the world. This combination of clinical practice and research activities provides a unique setting which is particularly beneficial to our patients.

Recent inventions of Korb & Associates include the DET™ test for dry eye, LipiFlow thermal pulsation for dry eye, LipiView for measurement of tear film lipid layer thickness, Dynamic Meibomian Imaging and LipiScan to evaluate the structure of the oil glands in the lids, and the Meibomian Gland Evaluator for the quantitative evaluation of meibomian gland function. Our research also resulted in commercialization of Soothe XP™ (Bausch and Lomb) and Systane Balance™ (Alcon), the first lipid-based solutions for evaporative dry eye.

In the contact lens field, our practice pioneered the design of the first membrane soft contact lens, which has served as the model for all contemporary soft lenses. Our research also resulted in the design of rigid gas-permeable contact lenses and fitting strategies for specific conditions including keratoconus and irregular corneas. We are the only practice in New England offering the EyePrint Pro and can fully customize any type of lens.

Boston Optometrist | Korb & Associates, PLLC |phone (617) 426-0370, Fax (617) 426-4924

400 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 2
Boston, MA 02215

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Meet The Optometrists

  • Dr. Donald Korb

    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.

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    Amy Nau

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    Amy Nau is a partner at Korb & Associates, PLLC and an adjunct associate clinical professor at the New England College of Optometry.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists.  She is a member of the International Keratoconus Academy, the Scleral Lens Education Society and the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology as well as the Eye and Contact Lens Association.

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  • Dr. Andrew McLeod

    Andrew McLeod joins the practice with a wealth of experience from various academic settings. Most recently, he was an associate professor within the Department of Specialty and Advanced Care and the program coordinator for the Cornea & Contact Lens Residency at New England College of Optometry. He was also chief of the Cornea & Contact Lens Service at the NECO Center for Eye Care.

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  • Dr. Joan Exford

    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.

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  • "Dr. Nau's demeanor is thoughtful, patient and problem solving oriented. Her thorough eye exam identified early onset of dry eye and her practical tips and practices really helped to alleviate the condition. In addition, her staff is fantastic in helping select the right frames. Hands down customer service at an A+!"
    SS Boston, MA
  • "Go here.

    These doctors are smart, experienced and caring. I was searching for a diagnosis across the nation for decades. I'd send anyone here. I often get asked who fixed my pain and hear many stories of gushing positive experiences. I could go on and on. If you want brilliance and thoroughness go here."
    -MS Boston, MA
  • "I cannot say enough good things about this practice. I have been a patient for years: a dry-eye flare up took me to several ophthalmologists who all told me the same thing - I'd never be in contact lenses again. Finally one referred me to Korb & Associates and here I am, 14 years later, in contact lenses full time."
    PW Braintree, MA