Orthokeratology or Ortho-K
The ability to see clearly during the day without glasses or contacts at no surgical risk is now a reality.
Ortho-K specialized rigid lenses gently reshape the front of the cornea while you sleep. The lenses are removed in the morning, eliminating nearsightedness and astigmatism and retaining improved visual quality throughout the day. Most of the vision improvements comes after the first night of wear and can remain stable all day after just two weeks of overnight wear. Ortho-K is an important part of our aggressive myopia control program. By starting early when children first start showing a prescription we may be able to reduce much of the nearsightedness they may eventually encounter. We use the only FDA approved method and material: Paragon CRT.
Vision Therapy or VT
Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy for the eyes and brain. VT is a highly effective non-surgical treatment for many common visual problems such as lazy eye, crossed eyes, double vision, convergence insufficiency and some reading and learning disabilities. Many patients who have been told, “it’s too late,” or “you’ll have to learn to live with it” have benefited from vision therapy.
In the case of learning disabilities, vision therapy is specifically directed toward resolving visual problems which interfere with reading, learning and educational instruction.
Our primary care eye examination consists of a complete examination of internal and external eye health including testing for cataracts, glaucoma, high blood pressure, and diabetes. We are proud to be the first office in the area with a 3-Dimensional OCT that essentially takes a MRI-like 3D map/photograph of the eye. Numerous tests are used to determine your best spectacle prescription for comfortable vision at all viewing distances. In addition, focusing, eye alignment, and eye coordination are assessed to ensure you are capable of maintaining clear comfortable vision throughout your day. Digital retinal photography – essentially a detailed photo of the inside of the eyes – is performed as a part of every new patient’s comprehensive exam at no additional charge.
Pediatric Eye Care
We recognize that the proper development of vision as a primary sense from birth through the school years is critical to a child’s future success in school and life. We can measure visual function well before a child’s first birthday. The American Optometric and American Ophthalmic Associations recommend the first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months. Our office is equipped with special equipment, eye charts and even developmental assessments to thoroughly examine the visual readiness of your child’s eyes for each step of his or her early years through college and beyond.
Contact Lenses and Specialty Contact Lenses
The days of one-size of contact lenses to fit all patients are long gone. Keeping up on new contact lens designs and how to fit all the products available to our patients is what we pride ourselves on. We successfully fit patients of all ages (8 years old to 88 years old) with the best contact lens products that maximize vision, ensure precious eye health, and offer comfort and handling. Customization of the fit for each patient is why we are one of the largest contact lens practices on the North Shore. If you tried contact lenses before and had difficulty or think that contact lenses are not available in your prescription, contact our office for a consultation. We will be happy to go over all the new designs that are available in contact lenses for your prescription.
We boast the North Shore’s largest collection of in-house trials from most brands in the most parameters including: Coopervision, Acuvue, Alcon/Ciba, Bausch and Lomb, Boston, Paragon, and many other specialty contacts for high astigmatisms, prosthetic lenses, and corneal diseases such as keratoconus. We also custom design gas-permeable (RGP) contacts.
Emergency Eye Care
We leave time in our schedule to make sure all emergencies that walk in are taken care of, please call ahead so we can be ready to work you in. If your eyes have been red, itchy, dry, painful, or you just think you may have an eye infection, our doctors can help you. Our doctors are all DEA and therapeutically licensed. Should you need the care of a specialist, we can get you in immediately with one of our associated ophthalmology specialists.