Restoring Sight | Reclaiming Lives
BostonSight® is a world renowned nonprofit eye health care organization. Our mission is to improve quality of life by transforming the understanding, treatment and care of the ocular surface. Since 1992, we have restored sight to thousands of patients from around the world.
Our Needham, MA Center of Excellence includes a Medical Institute, a Research Center, a state-of-the-art Manufacturing Lab, and a Patient and Family Support Center. Compassionate care is at the heart of our approach to medicine.
BostonSight PROSE Treatment
BostonSight PROSE (prosthetic replacement of the ocular surface ecosystem) is a medical treatment pioneered by BostonSight that restores visual function, supports healing, reduces symptoms, and improves quality of life for patients suffering with complex corneal disease. Using FDA approved (1994) custom designed and fabricated prosthetic devices to replace or support impaired ocular surface system functions, BostonSight PROSE is available at top-ranked academic medical centers and clinics across the U.S. through the BostonSight Network.
BostonSight SCLERAL is our new (2017) data driven, FDA-cleared innovative product, delivering doctors and patients unparalleled scleral lens design. BostonSight SCLERAL is the first scleral lens fitting system based on scleral anatomy, driven by clinical data, and the first with front surface eccentricity options to improve both quantitative and qualitative vision.
July 28, 2020: BostonSight Partners With Spectrum International To Expand Scleral Lens Access Worldwide
We are excited to announce a partnership with Spectrum International to expand global access to BostonSight SCLERAL, our commercial scleral lens product. The partnership with Spectrum brings BostonSight SCLERAL to Latin American, supporting the mission of BostonSight to help people with corneal disease worldwide retain their sight and improve ocular comfort. See the full release here.
July 13, 2020: Updated Patient Alert regarding continued shortage of Lobob ESC
With the continued shortage of Optimum by Lobob ESC, we had been recommending BostonSight patients instead use Miraflow Extra Strength Daily Cleaner available at www.miraflow.com. According to the Miraflow websie, Miraflow production is currently being impacted by COVID-19. As an alternative, we also recommend Unique pH or Boston Simplus for a daily cleaner.
June 10, 2020: Sara Yost, BostonSight President & CEO appointed to GPLI Board of Directors
Congratulations to Sara Yost, BostonSight's President & CEO on her recent appointment to the GP Lens Institute Board of Directors. "At BostonSight, we strive to transform the understanding, treatment, and care of complex corneal disease within the global medical community and empower practitioners to elevate the standard of care for patients. As part of GPLI's board, I'm looking forward to further empowering practitioners on the benefits of specialty lenses." See the full release here.
March 31, 2020: Update Regarding Needham Clinic Hours
Until further notice, our clinic hours will be Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.
March 20, 2020: Update Regarding Device Reconditioning Requests
To our Needham Patients:
In a further attempt to minimize traffic in our Needham clinic, we will no longer accept walk-in requests for reconditioning or allow patients to walk in for the purchase of supplies.
Until further notice, all patients are to mail devices in and to the attention of the Device Coordinator. If you do need to purchase supplies, we would direct you to The Dry Eye Shop at www.dryeyeshop.com.
March 18, 2020: Update Regarding Device Packaging and Hand Washing
To our patients, partners, and staff:
At BostonSight we are taking every precaution possible to limit interaction with devices, however many hands touch the packaging on its delivery route, from delivery drivers to the sorting staff at parcel companies. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking that you please discard any device packaging and then wash your hands generously prior to handling the device and device cases.
March 16, 2020: COVID-19 Response
To our patients, partners, and staff:
Your health and safety is always our priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BostonSight is limiting patient care at our Needham, MA clinic by rescheduling routine annual comprehensive appointments, evaluating all patients who are scheduled for medical evaluations, consults and treatments for urgent/emergent care; and limiting patient interaction in common areas to maintain social distance.
Our manufacturing lab has been disinfected and we have limited access to only essential personnel as well as limited interaction between lab staff and other staff members. Our manufacturing lab continues to operate and will ship products as ordered. Lab protocols for device servicing will follow recommended ISO disinfection protocol.
If you have an appointment scheduled with us in our Needham Clinic in March, we will be contacting you to confirm or to reschedule your appointment. If you have questions, contact information follows:
- Scheduling for new patients: 781-726-7456
- Scheduling for current patients: 781-726-7337
- BostonSight Medical Triage: 781-726-7337 x 344
We will continue to monitor the situation and implement recommendations put out by authoritative sources. For the most up-to-date information please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
President and CEO
March 16, 2020: Patient Alert: regarding Lobob ESC
With the continued shortage of Optimum by Lobob ESC, we recommend BostonSight patients instead use Miraflow Extra Strength Daily Cleaner available at www.miraflow.com.
BostonSight is proud to offer an update on the activities of fiscal year 2018. The report highlights our progress we improve vision with the science and experience patients need to see the world through a whole new lens.
Thanks to our partners and mission-makers in these endeavors – the board of directors, donors PROSE network providers, SCLERAL practitioners, and research collaborators – for all that you do to help those with ocular surface disease.
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