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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...