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                            MYOPIA AWARENESS WEEK

 

MYOPIA AWARENESS POINTS


Recent Lectures and Activities

  • Lectures
    • Pediatric and Adolescent Dry Eye: An Emerging Concern                          
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eye Diagnosis Testing and Workup: A Recipe for Success 
    • Pathways to Premium Outcomes through Effective Surgical Co-Management with the Latest Technologies
  • Research Presentations
    • The Prevalence of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Lagophthalmos in Patients with Keratoconus
    • Meibomian Gland Dysfunction in School-Aged Children
    • Use of Piggyback Modality in Conjunction with EyePrint Impression Moulded Scleral Device Protects Fragile Cornea in Case of Partial Lateral Tarsorrhaphy
    • Surgical Impact on Finances and Visual Satisfaction in Keratoconus Patients
    • Patient Experience with Scleral Lenses: Mid-Day Fogging

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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 | (617) 426-0370

400 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 2
Boston, MA 02215

Office Hours

Korb & Associates

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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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  • Dr. Amy Nau

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    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.

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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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  • "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
  • "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
  • Nystagmus

    Nystagmus is a vision condition characterized by repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements. These involuntary eye movements may be side-to-side, up and down, or in a circular pattern, which hinders the eyes’ ability to focus on a steady object. Individuals with nystagmus may hold their heads in unusual ...

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  • Macular Hole

    The condition known as a macular hole refers to a tiny break in the macula that results in blurry or distorted vision. To fully understand the condition, one must understand eye anatomy. The macula is a spot located in the center of the retina (the back portion of the eye). Located where light comes ...

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  • How It Helps

    The goal of vision therapy is to treat vision problems that cannot be fully addressed through eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. For example, studies show that vision therapy may be beneficial for addressing eyestrain and other issues that can affect a child’s reading abilities. The human brain ...

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  • How It Works

    Vision therapy, also referred to as vision training, neuro-vision therapy, or vision rehabilitation, is an optometry subspecialty. Vision therapy is prescribed to develop, improve and/or enhance visual function so an individual’s vision system functions more smoothly. Vision therapy can be beneficial ...

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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

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  • Signs and Symptoms Checklist

    Vision therapy, which is also known as vision training or visual training, is an individualized treatment program that can help identify and correct perceptual-cognitive deficiencies that are impacting visual learning, focus, and concentration. Vision Therapy for Children: Checklist While individuals ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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  • Myopia

    Myopia, or nearsightedness, means that your eyes can see close objects clearly but struggle to see things in the distance. Nearly 30 percent of Americans are nearsighted. This condition usually develops in children and teenagers, up to about the age of 20. A teacher or parent might notice a child squinting ...

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  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

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  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

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