• Care for the Full Range of Vision Disorders

    Patrick Bessette, OD, performs an eye exam on a patientMembers of the Department of Ophthalmology provide care for the full range of vision disorders at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, and Lahey Arlington.

    Staff rotate between the three sites for regular outpatient services, with surgical and other complex procedures performed at the state-of-the-art Eye Institute quarters in Peabody. On-site optical shops in both Burlington and Peabody support the department's large vision examination and contact lens practice.


    • Phacoemulsification surgery
    • Limbal relaxing incisions for correction of astigmatism  
    • Morcher® capsular tension rings
    • New intraocular lens technologies
      • Multifocal lenses
      • Blue-blocker lenses 

    Cornea and Anterior Segment 

    • Medical and surgical management of corneal disorders
    • Sjogren's syndrome and severe dry eye symptoms
    • Ocular implants
    • Surgical correction of astigmatism  
    • Corneal transplants
      • Traditional and sutureless 
    • Reconstruction of anterior segment
    • Repair after eye trauma or complex cataract surgery
    • Diagnostic procedures
      • Corneal topography
      • ORB scan
      • Specular microscopy
      • Wavefront analysis 


    • Diagnosis and medical management  
    • Laser treatment
    • Surgical treatments
      • Trabeculectomy
      • Tube-shunt procedures
      • Combined cataract and glaucoma procedures

     Laser Vision Correction 


     Ocular Immunology 

    • Medical and surgical management of ocular inflammation
    •  Uveitis 
    • Retinal vasculitis, choroiditis, pars plantis
    • Scleritis and episcleritis
    • Herpes Zoster and Herpes Simplex ocular infections
    • Keratitis
    • Cicatrizing conjunctivitis

    Ocular Plastics   

    • Cosmetic eyelid and eyebrow procedures
    • Eyelid reconstruction
    • Repair of eyelid malpositioning
    • Surgery for tear drainage problems
    • Thyroid orbitoplasty (bulging eyes)
    • Orbital blow-out fractures
    • Orbital tumors

    Retina and Vitreous  

     Routine Eye Care 

    • Routine vision examination
    • Pediatric eye screening
    • Contact lens service
    • Lens fitting
    • Bifocal contact lenses
    • Soft and RGP lenses
    • Optical services
    • Low vision rehabilitation

     Trauma Services 


  • Make an Appointment

    (781) 744-8000