Blog Archive

Evaluating Your Options When You Have Astigmatism Dec 8th, 2022

A whopping 150 million Americans are unable to see clearly thanks to a refractive error, and astigmatism is the most common. If your eyesight is less than perfect because of astigmatism and you want to achieve better vision, the good news is that this condition is highly treatable and you...

Your Options for Achieving 20/20 Vision Nov 3rd, 2022

We talk a great deal about 20/20 vision, but what does this really mean? Do you have it? If not, how can you achieve it? As experienced optometrists, Dr. Curtis Frank and the team here at Vision and Ortho-K have devoted our practice to helping people to achieve great vision....

Four Causes of Cataracts and How They're Treated Oct 7th, 2022

When it comes to eye disease, cataracts are the most common, affecting more than 24 million people age 40 or older in the United States. In fact, by the time Americans reach the age of 75, about half have cataracts. To give you a better idea about what cataracts are...

The Many Roles of Contact Lenses Sep 6th, 2022

About 45 million people in the United States rely on contact lenses for a number of different reasons — from correcting vision to reshaping their corneas. We understand the power and versatility of contact lenses here at Vision and Ortho-K Center, which is why Dr. Curtis Frank and our team...

Five Reasons to Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays Aug 4th, 2022

While we experience four distinct seasons here in the Northeast, the sun can be out and about in each. Just as you take steps to protect your skin against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, we urge you to extend this protection to your eyes, which can also be damaged...

How to Care for Your Ortho-K Lenses Jul 6th, 2022

Approximately 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, and a portion of these users are turning to ortho-K lenses to correct issues with myopia and astigmatism.  If you’ve opted for ortho-K lenses for you or your child, taking good care of them is paramount, which is why Dr. Curtis Frank and our team...

Is Losing Near Vision Inevitable After 40? Jun 6th, 2022

Age-related degenerative processes in your body can be felt almost everywhere, from your joints to your eyesight. In the United States, 128 million people have some degree of presbyopia, which comes from the Greek words “old eyes,” sending them for reading glasses any time they want to view something up close. At...

Warning Signs of Astigmatism May 3rd, 2022

Refractive errors, which include astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, are what send millions of people in the United States searching for solutions to improve their vision. Of the three, astigmatism is the most common, affecting 1 in 3 Americans. To help you figure out whether you might have astigmatism, Dr. Curtis Frank and the team...

Myths and Facts About Cataracts Apr 5th, 2022

Cataracts are one of the most common visual-impairment issues in the United States, affecting nearly 25 million people aged 40 and over. While cataracts are prevalent, there’s still some misinformation out there about the eye disease, and we want to present you with the facts. At Vision and Ortho-K Center, our...

Why Protecting Your Eyes Against the Sun Is Important Mar 9th, 2022

As winter slowly gives way to spring, we’re starting to enjoy longer days with more abundant sunshine, and we’re reveling in the warmth. While we encourage you to get outdoors and soak it all in, we caution you against leaving your eyes unprotected. Here at Vision and Ortho-K Center, Dr. Curtis...

Are Contacts Right for You? Feb 6th, 2022

Your vision has deteriorated to a point where you acknowledge you need corrective lenses, and you’re deciding which option is best for you — glasses or contacts. Or, you’ve been wearing glasses for some time and you’re tired of hiding your eyes behind frames. Whatever your reasons for considering contact...

Here's What Happens During an Eye Exam Jan 1st, 2022

As we ring in a new year, it’s always a good time to take stock of your health. If you want to see more clearly in the new year, and beyond, a comprehensive eye exam is a great place to start. At Vision and Ortho-K Center, we offer eye exams...

What You Should Know About Myopia Control Dec 16th, 2021

The prevalence of myopia — or nearsightedness — in the United States and around the world is eye-opening. Nearly one-third of the global population has myopia and this number is expected to rise to 50% by 2050. In the US, the prevalence of myopia has nearly doubled over the last...

Why You Should Finally Get LASIK Nov 9th, 2021

There’s a good reason why more than 10 million people in the United States have opted for LASIK surgery — it’s a highly effective procedure that can improve your vision and eliminate your need for corrective lenses. If you’re on the fence as to whether or not you should have...

Help for Your Dry Eyes Oct 10th, 2021

Your eyes are overly dry, overly teary, scratchy, and irritated, and you’re tired of these symptoms interfering with your ability to see clearly. Nearly five million adults over the age of 50 in the United States have dry eye syndrome, and many have found relief. Dr. Curtis Frank and the...

Lifestyle Adjustments to Support Your Eye Health Sep 14th, 2021

From the moment your eyelids flutter open in the morning, you rely on your eyes to help you navigate the world around you. To help them serve you well for years to come, your eyes can benefit from a few lifestyle adjustments that support their health. To give you an...

Five Contact Lens Mistakes to Avoid Aug 15th, 2021

You’ve decided that contact lenses are the best option for your lifestyle, and you want to enjoy your ability to see the world more clearly. To accomplish this, it’s important that you steer clear of some common mistakes that both contact lens newcomers and veterans often make. At Vision and...

How to Choose Your Ideal Eyeglass Frames Jul 18th, 2021

Whether you need to update your current prescription or you’re entering the world of eyeglasses for the first time, choosing the right frames for your face and your lifestyle is important. To help you get the most out of your glasses, Dr. Curtis Frank and the rest of our optometry...

Can You Correct Astigmatism? Jun 16th, 2021

To say that astigmatism is common would be an understatement, as it affects about one-third of Americans. Thanks to this high prevalence, much headway has been made in treating the problem. From corrective lenses to surgery, the good news is that we can help you see more clearly despite your...

Early Signs of Cataracts May 25th, 2021

Cataract is a very common eye disease — it’s the leading cause of blindness around the world and affects approximately 22 million Americans over the age of 40. In fact, cataracts rob more people of their vision than macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy put together. Since next month (June)...

Keratoconus: Signs and Treatment Apr 21st, 2021

Your eyes are complex structures that receive and refract light so that your brain can form images, which means each component needs to do its part to help you see clearly. With keratoconus, your normally dome-shaped corneas become thin and cone-shaped, which distorts the light as it enters, leaving you...

Are There Alternatives to Reading Glasses? Mar 17th, 2021

Nearly two billion people around the globe suffer from presbyopia, which is the inability to focus on things that are close to you, such as printed words. The reason for these large numbers is that presbyopia is an age-related condition that occurs when the lenses in your eyes become less...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Dry Eyes Feb 16th, 2021

Nearly five million people over the age of 50 have dry eyes, with women outpacing men by almost two to one. While some view this problem as a nuisance, the fact is that chronic dry eyes can lead to larger problems if left untreated. Dr. Curtis Frank and our team...

Is Staring at a Computer Screen Bad for Your Eyes? Jan 13th, 2021

You may have grown up with a parent telling you, “Turn off that TV or you’ll wreck your eyes.” While this turns out to be mostly myth (though it did get you to turn off the TV), gone are the days of only watching an hour or two of TV...

Wintertime Tips for Dry Eyes Dec 1st, 2020

If you’re among the millions of people who struggle with dry eyes, you know that winter presents some unique challenges, especially here in the Boston area. The freezing temperatures and drier air are enough to make even those with healthy eyes experience what it’s like to have dry eyes. To...

The Benefits of Speciality Contact Lenses Nov 1st, 2020

The human eye may seem simple enough — it’s simply small and round. The reality is that eyeballs come in many different shapes and sizes, along with a host of different functional issues. Thankfully, specialty contact lenses can address these variations for many people. As optometry specialists, Dr. Curtis Frank...

Am I a Good Candidate for Ortho K? Oct 14th, 2020

More than 150 million people in the United States rely on corrective lenses to help them see their way more clearly. While effective, wearing glasses or contact lenses on a daily basis can present challenges. Now, imagine waking up each morning with great vision that serves you throughout the day,...

Top Treatments for Nearsightedness Sep 3rd, 2020

Nearsightedness, which is medically known as myopia, is a refractive error that occurs in 30-40% of adults in the United States. These numbers are on the rise, and experts predict that by the year 2050, half of the world’s population will have issues with nearsightedness. At Vision and Ortho-K Center,...

How Astigmatism Causes Headaches Aug 4th, 2020

Headaches can crop up for any number of reasons, from problems with spring allergies to stress and tension. In fact, there are more than 150 different types of headaches, including headaches that are related to vision problems like astigmatism. At Vision and Ortho-K Center, our optometrist Dr. Curtis Frank specializes...

Experiencing Digital Eye Strain? Blue Protection Coating May Help Jul 24th, 2020

Americans spend a whopping 11 hours or more looking at screens each day, which is wreaking havoc on our bodies — from tech neck to digital eye strain. While there are many ways to combat some of this added strain that comes with office work or school, our focus is...

OVITZ xwave Scleral Contact Lenses Deliver Optimal Vision Jun 23rd, 2020

For patients who’ve developed relatively routine refractive errors, contact lenses offer an ideal solution, restoring their vision to as close to 20/20 as possible. If, however, you’re among those who have higher order aberrations because of irregularly shaped corneas, severe astigmatism, or other eye problems, your road to better vision...

5 Nutrients that Promote Optic Health May 6th, 2020

It’s no mystery that what you put into your body directly impacts your health — after all, you are what you eat. Just as you can increase your intake of certain nutrients to improve your heart health, there are some foods that are better than others when it comes to...

Myths and Facts About LASIK Surgery Apr 24th, 2020

You wake each morning to a world that’s fuzzy, one that only snaps into focus once you don your glasses or put in your contact lenses. Each year, 700,000 people in the United States turn to laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery to put an end to their vision problems, allowing...

Tips for Managing Chronic Dry Eyes Mar 3rd, 2020

Everyone gets dry eyes from time to time, but chronically dry eyes often signal a larger problem to do with the health of your eyes. If you find yourself with red, itchy, dry eyes, identifying the underlying cause and finding a treatment protocol that works is important, which is where...

5 Tips to Help You Adjust to Life with Scleral Contact Lenses Feb 17th, 2020

Contact lenses offer millions of people the opportunity to see more clearly without the hassles and change in appearance that come with glasses. If you’re among those who require scleral contact lenses because of problems with an irregular cornea or another issue, you still need to make a few adjustments...

Everything You Need to Know About Myopia Control Jan 9th, 2020

The prevalence of myopia has been on the rise in the United States over the past 40 years — increasing by 25% — and there’s no end in sight. In fact, myopia rates among both children and adults continue their upward trend, preventing a large chunk of the population from...