You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.
Phone (617) 484-1414
231 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Click Address for Directions
Meet our Family
In the News & Reviews
Events and Promotions
Orthokeratology - A non surgical approach to eliminating the need for glasses or use of contact lenses during the day. Visit us today to see how this ground breaking technology can correct your vision.
(also referred to as Corneal Refractive Therapy, or Corneal Reshaping) is a sophisticated non-surgical process using specially designed contact lenses to gently reshape the cornea (the front layer of the eye), while you sleep. Upon waking, the lenses are removed and patients are able to go through the day without the use of glasses or conventional contact lenses.
The orthokeratology rigid gas permeable (
) lens redistributes the superficial cells of the corneal epithelium to flatten or reshape the cornea. This allows light that once focused in the front orbehind the retina, to focus directly on the retina, thus improving vision.
Unlike laser surgery, orthokeratology is not permanent and is completely reversible. If you stop wearing the lenses, your vision will return to its original state in as little as 72 hours. Another way in which orthokeratology differs from laser surgery, is that there are no age restrictions for orthokeratology. This makes it a great option for adolescents and teenagers who want to see well, and have the freedom of not wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day. It is also ideal for people who live an active lifestyle, or play sports.
Orthokeratology is best for people with low to moderate amounts of nearsightedness. It is FDA approved for patients with refractive errors up to -6.00 diopters, and with regular astigmatism up to -1.75 diopters. Patients who have corneal diseases, irregular corneal shape, amblyopia, lazy eye, or vision only in one eye, may not be good candidates.
We are very excited to offer
Orthokeratology to our patients!
Dr. Melanie Macbeth
is a certified fitter of Paragon CRT®
Ask your doctor if you are a candidate!
More information on
Normal Business Hours
Monday & Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.