Contact Lens Exams in Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase, MD, & Arlington, VA

Washington Eye Doctors is your go-to center for clear and comfortable vision with perfectly fitted contact lenses — which starts with our personalized exams.

What is contact lens exam?

What is a Contact Lens Exam?

Contact lens exams are how our team confirms not just your contact lens prescription – a different prescription from standard eyeglasses – but also the health of the front of your eyes. We’ll examine your cornea for conditions like dry eye disease and keratoconus — while these may make standard contacts difficult to wear, we likely have specialty lenses that can still bring you crisp, healthy vision.

Why is a Contact Eye Exam Important?

Examining your eyes thoroughly, and specifically with contacts in mind, helps us deliver maximum clarity and comfort. Once we understand your measurements, general eye health, and if you fall into the “hard-to-fit” category, we work to find your perfect lenses. With our variety of standard disposable lenses, and specialty lenses like multifocals, toric, scleral, and colored options, we can help you love what you see.

Why is contact lens exam important?

What You Can Expect from Your Contact Lens Exam?

We rely on advanced diagnostic technology to take precise measurements of your eyes to ensure greater accuracy and streamline the fitting process. And, this equipment has the added benefit of being faster and more comfortable than ever. We’ll explain what we learn about your cornea and the front of your eyes, so you understand our recommendations and how to get the most out of your lenses.

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We Care About
Your Time

We know you’re busy — save some time in the office by filling out patient forms online prior to your appointment.

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At Washington Eye Doctors, from the front desk to our technicians, we’re all always happy to help!

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We Get to Know You & Your Lifestyle

Learning how you use your eyes every day is part of the exam process, so we can come up with the best solution for your unique needs. As an independent, locally owned and operated practice, we love getting to know our patients to truly customize their care!

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Your Eye Health – Explained

We always take the time to make sure we don’t miss anything, and to explain the results from each advanced test we run so you always understand what’s going on with your eye health.  

Receiving your contact lenses is easier than ever with Washington Eye Doctors —because after you’re done with your appointment, you can simply order contact lenses with us online and save with our annual savings program! 

Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for Your Contact Lens Exam?

As an independent, locally owned business, we value bringing efficient contact lens exams and personalized lenses to our local community. After all, we were one of the first practices to bring contact lenses to the Washington, D.C. area – contacts are our specialty!

Our experienced doctors use specialized technology to provide a truly personalized experience. In fact, because of our close relationships with several major contact lens manufacturers, we’re often able to bring our patients the latest technology first. You can trust us to deliver the highest standard of care that you can’t get anywhere else.

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Locally Owned Business

As an independent, locally-owned business, we have the freedom to choose what’s best for you and your loved ones.

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Advanced Technology

You can trust you’re receiving an eye exam that won’t miss a detail when you visit Washington Eye Doctors! Our advanced technology covers both diagnostic technology, like our Optos® imaging device that helps us examine your eye inside and out, and the variety of lenses we carry. We can even supplement your contacts with unique blue-light blocking glasses from Lutina® .

Personalized care

Personalized Care

Your eyes are unique, and cut-and-paste service is not effective for something as intimate as contact lens exams. A little personalization to find the perfect fit goes a long way in keeping your vision clear and your eyes healthy! Our doctors take their time to learn about you and your lifestyle so we can deliver personalized care and sharp sight to all our patients.

Convenient Eye Care Close to You

Our Chevy Chase office allows us to bring our exceptional eye care to the D.C. suburbs. We’re here to help the people of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Potomac, Somerset, Friendship Heights, Friendship Village, Westgate, Glen Echo, Wood Acres, Kensington, Takoma Park, Cabin John, Adelphi, and Silver Spring love what they see with incredible vision services and customized eyewear.

Our Patients Trust Us &
Love What They See
Based on 119 reviews
Joseph Atchulo
Joseph Atchulo
January 27, 2022.
The best Eye Care Center in Washington DC. Visit them for an awesome experience.
Jim Liu
Jim Liu
November 30, 2021.
I visited Washington Eye Doctors for my dry eyes. Dr. Rosenblatt is awesome, he is very respectful and professional. Zero pressure when you talk to him. After the treatments, I feel absolutely better. Eye dryness is painful, and someone says it's more like a disability than a disorder. I can't agree more. Before I get the treatments, I can't even sit down and type these words for like 15 mins. Now I am not 100% recovered but at least I could work and study like a normal person. I am still using prescribed medications and I am confident that this problem is treatable. If you have dry eyes, try to contact Dr. Roosenblatt is the best advice I could give.
Randy Capps
Randy Capps
July 19, 2021.
I have been with Washington Eye Doctors for 50 years since the Katz/Kanstroom days. They guided me through bifocals as a kid, contacts as an adolescent and Lasik as an adult. 25 years after Lasik I still have near perfect vision. I just went back for night driving glasses. Always quick, efficient and thorough consistently over the decades.
Mary Virginia Spencer
Mary Virginia Spencer
May 14, 2021.
I had the best experience here! In a crunch, they were more than happy to help me get new contacts and were incredibly helpful and kind. Definitely will be going back!!
Stephanie Aylward
Stephanie Aylward
April 30, 2021.
A group of kind, friendly human beings. I was visiting Washington, D.C. from out of town, ran into a bind, and this practice was able to help me so that I could drive back home. I am so thankful for their help.
Amanda Blake
Amanda Blake
April 29, 2021.
The absolute best choice for dry eye! I had been suffering for years, and now my eyes are drastically better after only three months of proper treatment. Dr. Abraham is excellent. He explains things very clearly and listens to concerns with compassion. I really appreciate his help and cannot recommend Washington Eye Doctors highly enough, especially for dry eye patients.
Karen Moe
Karen Moe
June 26, 2020.
Dr Rosenblatt has been my eye doctor for many years and worked with me to get my proper correction for nearsightedness. My extra-sensitive system was previously over-corrected and his prescriptions enabled my vision to be more relaxed and stabilize. The glasses are high quality and good fit. I’m especially fond of the nearly weightless frames and lenses.

Contact Eye Exams from Washington Eye Doctors

Stop by our downtown Washington, D.C., office for an exam during your lunch break, or make a day of it with the family at our convenient locations in suburban Chevy Chase, M.D or Arlington, VA.