Vision and Ortho-K Center
Curtis Frank, OD
Optometry & Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Boston, MA & Newton Upper Falls, MA
Thanks to today’s advanced technology, contact lenses can correct a variety of vision problems, so you don’t have to depend on glasses to see clearly. If you need to update your contact lens prescription or you would like to try contacts for the first time, Curtis Frank, OD, and the optometry team at Vision and Ortho-K Center in Boston, and Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts, can prescribe the perfect pair of contacts. They offer options for myopia control, scleral contacts, and orthokeratology (ortho-K) contacts. Dr. Frank is one of Boston’s leading specialists in orthokeratology. Learn more by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Contact Lenses Q & A
What types of vision problems can contact lenses correct?
Today’s contacts are engineered to correct a variety of common vision problems, including:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Presbyopia (age-related, close-up, blurry vision)
- Astigmatism (distorted vision)
Since it isn’t always practical or most comfortable to wear glasses, it’s a great option to have contact lenses to help improve your vision close up and far away. Contacts also sit directly on your eye, so they provide a wider field of vision than you can get with eyeglasses. Contacts make it easier to participate in activities you enjoy, such as sports or exercise classes, without worrying you might damage or lose your glasses.
What types of contacts are available?
There are a variety of contact lenses to suit your individual vision and eye health needs, including:
- Daily, weekly, or monthly disposable lenses
- Soft contacts
- Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses
- Extended-wear lenses
- Toric lenses for astigmatism
- Bifocal contacts
- Multifocal contacts
- Scleral contact lenses
- Ortho-K contacts
You can even get lenses to change the color of your eyes. Dr. Frank and the optometry team recommend contacts that best fit your vision prescription, eye conditions, and lifestyle. They ensure that your lenses are comfortable and provide the best vision correction and ease of care.
What are scleral contacts?
Scleral contact lenses are technologically advanced contacts made from hard materials, but they’re as comfortable to wear as soft contact lenses. If you have dry eyes or an irregular cornea, scleral lenses may be ideal for you.
Scleral lenses are large-diameter, gas permeable contacts that fit over your entire cornea so they rest on the white part of your eye — the sclera. This allows the lenses to correct vision problems without sitting directly on your cornea. They’re often ideal for people who have keratoconus — a bulging cornea — and other corneal problems.
What are orthokeratology contacts?
Ortho-K lenses are rigid gas-permeable lenses that you wear overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gradually reshape the surface of your cornea so you can see clearly without glasses or contacts. Ortho-K lenses can help correct refractive errors, including myopia and astigmatism.
Ortho-K lenses can also help slow the progression of childhood myopia or provide myopia control. As a leader in orthokeratology, Dr. Frank has successfully helped reduce or stop myopia progression in hundreds of patients.
Even if you’ve been told your prescription is hard to fit for contacts, call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to see how the Vision and Ortho-K Center team can help.