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Contact Lenses in Washington, DC

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We are the oldest and most modern contact lens practice in the metropolitan Washington, DC White House area. We fit every type of contact lens.

Our enormous inventory enables us to fit over 90% of our patients on the first visit, and we often do clinical trials on contact lenses before they are available to most eyecare providers.

We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, colored lenses and sclerals. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any  pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you'll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.

We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.

We particularly like to push daily disposable contact lenses with our Washington, DC patients. There is nothing cleaner and more comfortable than putting on a fresh pair of contact lenses every day. It also helps our patients avoid the hassle of losing lenses or handling contact solution. Of course, you can expect little to no irritation in the eyes as these contact lenses are always nice and clean. In recent years, they have become much more affordable.

Another popular solution is the scleral contact lens. Almost anyone who would prefer to have the clearest and sharpest vision possible with a contact lens is a suitable candidate. They are especially advantageous for people with irregular corneas or irregularly shaped eyes, and dry eye syndrome. Due to the design of scleral lenses vaulting over the cornea and resting only on the less sensitive sclera, these contact lenses are much more comfortable for people with keratoconus.

 

  • If your vision isn’t crisp enough with regular soft contacts or you don’t like the feel of rigid gas permeable contacts, then hybrid contact lenses may be right for you.
  • Ortho-k is a modern, safe and effective way to have crisp vision without putting on any eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses. No surgery is involved, and even people who have worn eyewear for years to correct nearsightedness can benefit from orthokeratology.
  • Rigid contact lenses offer an alternative to soft contact lenses for people who need vision correction. Many people relate to rigid contacts as an old-fashioned type of eyewear, replaced by soft contacts and silicone hydrogel. Although soft contacts are still more popular, rigid contacts are now making a comeback.
  • Myopia, the official name for nearsightedness, is being diagnosed more and more around the world. To give you a picture of how prevalent this vision has become – from 1970 to 2005, the number of Americans (aged 12-54) with myopia almost doubled from 25% to nearly 50%! Chances are, even if you are not nearsighted, someone in your family is. Learn more about myopia and why it can be problematic.
  • Disposable contact lenses are extremely popular these days. As an alternative to hard lenses of the past and rigid gas permeable lenses of today, they are generally considered to be far superior in comfort and wearability. They come in many different varieties, and it is important to know which is best for you. Below, our trusted eyecare professionals give you a brief explanation of some of the major types of disposable contact lenses on the market today.
  • Once you have your precise vision prescription for contact lenses, you may be tempted to shop online. Before you start to search and click – it’s smart to be aware of all the benefits you gain by purchasing contacts from our Washington, DC, optical store, and all the risks associated with buying contacts online.
  • Approximately 40 million Americans wear contact lenses, yet how many of those people follow the rules for safe wearing? In fact, most people who wear contact lenses are probably unaware of all the do’s and don’ts.
  • We carry all of the top contact lens brands!
  • A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
  • If you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of bifocal eyeglasses, you have many contact lens options.
  • These rigid lenses aren’t as popular or well-known as soft lenses, but they offer the advantages of durability, crisp vision and high oxygen permeability.
  • The latest in contact lens wear for those patients that have been told in the past that they cannot wear contact lenses because of an irregular cornea or other problems.
  • “I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.
  • If you’ve had trouble wearing contact lenses or you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate, then scleral contact lenses may be a good solution for you.
  • Continued contact lens wear requires an annual contact lens evaluation which is not the same as an annual eye examination.