Over 40 and losing your reading vision? We can help!

If you’re over the age of 40 and are struggling with an age-related decrease in vision (presbyopia), our practice offers CK (conductive keratoplasty), a safe, effective treatment to restore your vision. Rather than utilizing a laser, CK eye surgery uses radio waves to shrink collagen tissue in the cornea. This steepens the cornea, improving patients’ ability to see items close up. CK is FDA approved for both low hyperopia (far-sightedness) and presbyopia (needing reading glasses due to age).

The Procedure

When performing CK eye surgery, the surgeons at our Boston practice first insert anesthetic drops into your eyes and prop your eyelids open to prevent you from blinking. They then use a small probe, thinner than a strand of human hair, to apply radio waves to the outer cornea. When applied in a circular pattern, the waves shrink small areas of collagen and increase the curvature of the cornea. This process makes it easier for the eye to focus.

CK eye surgery is painless and if required in your specific case, both eyes can be treated at the same time. After receiving CK eye surgery at our Boston center, you may temporarily experience a foreign body sensation in your eyes and sensitivity to bright light. However, downtime is very minimal and you can return to most of your normal activities right away.

To learn more about CK eye surgery,contact New England Eye Center. Our Boston practice serves residents of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and surrounding areas.

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Our Locations

Laser Vision Center

Biewend Building, 11th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-636-7800Fax: 617-636-9267Refractive Coordinator: 617-636-1055

New England Eye Center – Brookline

1371 Beacon Street,
Suite 100
Brookline, MA 02446

New England Eye Center – Cambridge

725 Concord Avenue,
Suite 2200
Cambridge, MA 02138

New England Eye Center – Wellesley

1 Washington Street,
Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Our Locations

New England Eye Center (Main Office)
Tufts Medical Center

Biewend Building, 9-11 Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: 617-636-4600Fax: 617-636-4866

Laser Vision Center

Biewend Building, 11th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-636-7800Fax: 617-636-9267Refractive Coordinator: 617-636-1055

New England Eyewear Optical Shop

Biewend Building, 11th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617-636-7800Fax: 617-636-1264
Hours: M – F | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Floating Hospital for Children, 6th Floor
755 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-636-6769Fax: 617-636-3305

New England Eye Center – Brighton at Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

11 Nevins Street,
Suite 205
Brighton, MA 02135-3503
Toll Free: 800-391-7890Tel: 617-783-5050Fax: 617-783-0734

New England Eye Center – Brookline

1371 Beacon Street,
Suite 100
Brookline, MA 02446
Tel: 617-734-1396Fax: 617-734-1397

New England Eye Center – Cambridge

725 Concord Avenue,
Suite 2200
Cambridge, MA 02138
Toll Free: 833-864-8488Tel: 617-876-3660Fax: 617-876-2542

New England Eye Center – Framingham

959 Concord Street Suite 302
Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 508-879-3204Fax: 508-620-0098

New England Eye Center – Wellesley

1 Washington Street,
Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Toll Free: 800-452-2084Tel: 781-237-6770Fax: 781-237-4727