Specialty & Scleral Lenses in Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase, MD, & Arlington, VA
Any Specialty Lenses You Need
For patients with front of eye conditions, such as dry eye or keratoconus, contacts can be uncomfortable or even impossible to properly wear. Thankfully, specialty lenses like scleral contacts can help even those with sensitive eyes to see clearly — and can even help manage their eye conditions.
If you struggle with traditional contacts, the friendly optometrists at our locally owned and operated eye care practice will learn about you and your vision needs to find the best solution for you. And because we work closely with several major manufacturers, we’re often the first in the area to feature the latest in contact lens technology!
Because these lenses don’t make direct contact with the cornea, they’re a great option for patients with sensitive eyes or front-of-eye conditions. They provide complete coverage and protection for the cornea; create a tear reservoir beneath them, which ensures your eyes stay hydrated; and have exceptional breathability for oxygen that helps them perform and heal.
Are Scleral Lenses Right For You?
Other Specialty Lenses
We carry many different kinds of specialty contact lenses that are designed to meet many specific vision needs. Our eye doctors will evaluate your eyes and recommend a choice that best suits how you use your eyes. Searching for a whole new look? We even offer colored lenses!
Unlike more typical single-focus lenses, multifocal lenses allow patients to see clearly at multiple fields of distance without relying on readers or other extra eyewear. These lenses can correct a wide range of vision issues, including the common and age-related presbyopia.
Scleral & Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Scleral lenses are actually the largest type of RGP lens, which all have more structure and breathability than standard soft lenses. While they need to be custom-fit and require more upkeep than disposable lenses, they can also provide greater clarity and health benefits over standard options.
These specialty lenses have a RGP center and soft “skirt” where they make contact with the eye. This lets them combine the visual acuity of RGP lenses with the flexibility and comfort of soft contacts. This combination also makes hybrid lenses excellent at correcting severe astigmatism.
We use digital screens more than ever, which exposes our eyes to high amounts of uncomfortable blue light that can cause eye strain. You don’t have to let your digital hobbies or desk job irritate your eyes: we offer blue light blocking contact lenses that shield your eyes, reduce your discomfort, and even limit night-time glare while driving!
These variations of contact lenses are used to correct astigmatism and are shaped like a doughnut sliced in half, as opposed to the spherical shape of a standard lenses. Their odd shape lets them accommodate astigmatic eyes and correct focusing power even for dramatically misshapen eyes.
Why Choose Washington Eye Doctors for Your Specialty & Scleral Lenses?
As your friendly, local eye care provider, we’re able to dig a little deeper and provide customized specialty lenses for our patients in the way that we feel is best. We want to learn about you and what you need from your vision, so we can give you the healthy eyes and eyesight you deserve.
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
Specialty & Scleral Lenses from Washington Eye Doctors
We’re passionate about finding the right contacts for you and your family — after all, we were one of the first practices in the D.C. area to offer them! No matter if you’re in Washington, D.C., Chevy Chase, MD, or Arlington, VA, you’ll find the same incredible care and specialty lens options at all our Washington Eye Doctors locations.