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We Take Care of Your Eyes in Burlington, MA

At Insight Optical, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrists provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.

Insight Optical is known locally and to clients all over the United States and abroad for bringing together high end and designer and European eyewear with the latest in eyeglass lens technology. We’ll one on one with you to find the best frames to fit your style.

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We are Dry Eye Syndrome Specialists

Q&A with Our Doctors | What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

What is MGD?

MGD stands for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and it’s responsible for the majority of dry eyes cases out there. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing lipids, the oils necessary for maintaining the necessary amount of lubrication for your eyes. When these glands are blocked, malfunctioning, or dying off, severe dry eyes can set in.

What is LipiFlow?

 

Of all the various causes of dry eyes, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD is by far the most common cause and often mistreated. While only 14% of dry eyes are aqueous in nature that can be treated with medicated drops, roughly 86% of dry eyes are evaporative dry eye cases that necessitate a completely different form of treatment.

Dry eye is a condition affecting the front surface of the eye that is caused by either a low volume of tears or because the quality of your tears is poor. Your natural tears provide moisture & nourishment to the front surface of the eye. Any change in the normal chemistry of your tears can start contributing to dry eye issues.

We are Dry Eye Syndrome Specialists

Q&A with Our Doctors | What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

What is MGD?

MGD stands for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, and it’s responsible for the majority of dry eyes cases out there. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing lipids, the oils necessary for maintaining the necessary amount of lubrication for your eyes. When these glands are blocked, malfunctioning, or dying off, severe dry eyes can set in.

What is LipiFlow?

 

Of all the various causes of dry eyes, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction or MGD is by far the most common cause and often mistreated. While only 14% of dry eyes are aqueous in nature that can be treated with medicated drops, roughly 86% of dry eyes are evaporative dry eye cases that necessitate a completely different form of treatment.

Wondering if you have DES?

Dry eye is a condition affecting the front surface of the eye that is caused by either a low volume of tears or because the quality of your tears is poor. Your natural tears provide moisture & nourishment to the front surface of the eye. Any change in the normal chemistry of your tears can start contributing to dry eye issues.

What is Ortho - K?

Q&A with Our Doctors | What is Ortho-K?

What is Ortho-K?

Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K or Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), is an innovative, therapeutic approach to improve myopia or nearsightedness. In children, the therapy has been shown to actually slow down the progression of nearsightedness.

Ortho-K uses a specialized therapeutic contact lens which is applied to the eye while the patient sleeps, gently reshaping the cornea overnight. In the morning, the patient removes the lens and is able to see clearly, without the need for any vision correction such as contact lenses or eyeglasses, for the rest of the day. This procedure is repeated every night and may take a few weeks to reach optimal vision.

How Does Ortho-K Work?

Ortho-K uses a special lens that is unlike contact lenses you are probably familiar with. The optometrist takes a topographical map of the eye, then uses that map to make custom contacts for each patient. These special Ortho-K lenses apply a gentle amount of pressure to the eye to reshape the corneal surface, which is responsible for clear vision. As a result, the patient’s nearsightedness is temporarily corrected and eyeglasses or contact lenses will not be needed for the following day.

For children with progressive myopia, Ortho-K has been shown to halt the progress of the condition. While it is not completely understood, it seems that the orthokeratology contact lenses hold the cornea in place, preventing it from further changing shape and as a result, the progression of myopia is slowed. Research shows that this enables the child’s vision to stabilize at an earlier age, whereas children without the treatment will continue to see progressive vision changes.

Myopia control is important because it will prevent eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal tears (which increase by 2200% with high myopia) later in life. In other words, it is a medical necessity to prevent blindness when your child gets to old age. In fact, it is projected that myopia will be the leading cause of blindness in the future.

Hassle-free, clear vision without glasses or contact lenses. Can slow the progression of myopia and stabilize vision. May even improve or stabilize vision for future (patients that use eyeglasses or conventional soft contact lenses for myopia usually see an increase of 25% a year in their prescription, while Ortho-K patients sometimes see improvement or it remains the same.) Can prevent age-related eye diseases and conditions that threaten the eye and vision.Can significantly reduce the risk of blindness later in life.

Looking for an Optometrist in Burlington, MA?

Our optometrists take the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.

From our office in Burlington, Insight Optical serves patients from North Boston and surrounding areas – schedule an appointment today.

Some of our Eye Care Services

  • See the designer frame brands we carry
  • Investigate Lasik and other options for eye surgery
  • Pursue treatment of eye disease including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy
  • Detecting early stage eye disease

Plus, our superior customer service has been the reason our patients and customers have been returning back and referring their friends and family to us for over twenty-five years.

Some of our Eye Care Services

Designer brands we carry
Contact Lens Services
Dry Eye Disease & Treatment
Medical Eye Exams & Eye Disease

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Burlington, MA 01803

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