Contact Lens Exams & Fittings in Maryland

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Find Out What Contact Lenses Can Do For You

Contact lenses are becoming the eyewear of choice for many Americans, as they look for alternatives to their glasses. There is an array of contact lens styles, wearing schedules, and brands available, so it can be challenging to discern which are right for you.

At Maryland Eye Care Center, we can determine if you’re a candidate for contact lenses and recommend the best choice of lenses for you. Just book an appointment, and we can help you with the rest.

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The Contact Lens Exam

Your eye doctor will begin the exam with a conversation to make sure your health and your family’s health history are up-to-date. Feel free to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about your eyes, or about contact lenses and what they can do for you.

The eye exam will consist of assessments to determine your visual acuity and refraction, as well as a thorough examination of your of your ocular health. During this exam, your eye doctor will check if you are a candidate for contact lenses. If so, your eye doctor will take detailed measurements of your eye’s shape and size to make sure the contact lenses fit correctly.

If contact lenses are a good option for you, your eye doctor will fit you with the appropriate lenses for your prescription. Note that your contact lens prescription is not the same as your glasses prescription.

After being fitted with a new pair of contacts, you will visit our opticians for an educational seminar on how to use and maintain your contact lenses properly.

What Can Prevent You From Wearing Contacts?

Not everyone is a candidate for contact lenses. The following factors may prevent you from wearing contact lenses safely and comfortably:

  • If you experience frequent eye infections
  • If you have dry eyes or an imbalanced tear film
  • If you have severe allergies
  • If you are constantly exposed to dust, dirt, or smoke

Specialty Contacts We Offer

When light enters your eyes, it passes through your cornea and your crystalline lens. Both of these have some degree of spherical aberration that compensate each other to provide you with clear vision.

However, as you age, the refractive properties in your crystalline lens can change, resulting in increased spherical aberration. Aspheric contact lenses help mitigate your spherical aberration and provide you with clear vision.

If you have astigmatism, you may require toric contact lenses. Astigmatism is a refractive error that affects how light bends at the vertical and horizontal axis, resulting in blurry vision at all distances. Toric contact lenses can help mitigate this issue.

Toric lenses are weighted at the center or bottom of the lens to prevent rotation and maintain clarity.

Multifocal contact lenses are designed with multiple prescriptions. They can help patients who may be experiencing myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, together with presbyopia.

Hybrid lenses use two different types of material: an RGP lens in the center and a soft skirt surrounding it. This allows patients to experience clear vision provided by RGP lenses while still feeling the same comfort offered by soft, hydrogel contact lenses.

Scleral contact lenses have a larger diameter than other contact lenses, allowing them to sit on the sclera of your eye and “vault” over the cornea. Scleral lenses can help patients who are hard to fit or have an eye condition that prevents them from wearing traditional contact lenses.

Ortho-K (orthokeratology) contact lenses are a type of contact lens that gently reshapes your cornea while you sleep. When you wake up, you can remove the contacts and experience clear vision without the use of contacts or glasses. If you stop wearing the contact lenses, over time, your cornea will eventually revert back to its original shape.


Brands

Take a look at our list of contact lenses.

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ACUVUE

The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family. Choose from: 1 DAY ACUVUE® MOIST, ACUVUE® OASYS 1 DAY with Hydraluxe™ technology, ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL, ACUVUE® VITA®, ACUVUE OASYS® … and more! Best of all, the entire ACUVUE® portfolio has industry-leading UV protection.

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Air Optix

Utilizing silicon hydrogel technology, Air Optix contact lenses are well known for comfort and oxygen permeability. They are available in a variety of prescriptions and varieties, including toric lenses.

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Bausch and Lomb

The company is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses and other eye surgery products.

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Bio True One Day

Biotrue ONEday lenses are designed to work like your eyes, for comfortable vision throughout the day. This revolutionary new lens material, inspired by the biology of the eye: Matches the moisture level of the natural eye; Mimics one of your own tear’s barriers to dehydration, with a wetting agent enriched at surface of lens.

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings or wetting agents are needed.

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Clariti 1Day

Convenient replacement schedule, all day comfort, these are the features people want in a daily disposable product. Look no further because clariti 1 day lenses feature unique WetLoc™ technology that results in a naturally hydrated lens. Made from Silicone hydrogel, the wearer gains a “breathable” more healthy experience.

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Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus

Anyone who wears contact lenses knows the challenge in keeping them hydrated. Now imagine being able to do this with a simple blink of the eye. All day comfort is a reality with blink-activated moisture technology. Experience the comfort and convenience that these lens can offer.

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Dailies Total 1

Discover a new era in contact lens comfort. Designed with a surface of over 80%* water content, nearly the same as the surface of your eye, for a feeling of exceptional comfort until the end of your day.

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Softlens Dailies

If you’re tired of grainy vision or lenses that lose moisture throughout the day, then the Sofltens Dailies might be for you. Packed with innovative technology like HD optics and Comfort Moist, Softlens give the user a maintenance free lens that can be thrown away and forgotten about.

To see everything we offer in eyewear, visit our All Brands page.

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If you’re curious about contact lenses, our experienced eye care team is here to help you find clear, comfortable vision. Please, book your appointment today!

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Where to Find Us

Silver Spring

We are easily accessible from University Blvd. E going Southbound. If you are driving Northbound, you can reach our office by taking Carroll Ave. North and turning into the Takoma Park Spanish SDA Church parking lot.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-431-0431

Address

831 University Blvd East Ste 11
Silver Spring, MD 20903

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Hyattsville

Our state-of-the-art location in Hyattsville can be found just off University Boulevard and is accessible via Guilford Road.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-431-0431

Address

2045 University Blvd East Ste 100
Hyattsville, MD 20783

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
By Appointment Only
Sunday
Closed

Downtown Silver Spring

Our Fenton Street location can be found in the heart of downtown Silver Spring just off Route 29, Colesville Road and is accessible via Cameron Street.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-431-0431

Address

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 130
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

We are easily accessible from University Blvd. E going Southbound. If you are driving Northbound, you can reach our office by taking Carroll Ave. North and turning into the Takoma Park Spanish SDA Church parking lot.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-431-0431

Address

831 University Blvd East Ste 11
Silver Spring, MD 20903

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Our state-of-the-art location in Hyattsville can be found just off University Boulevard and is accessible via Guilford Road.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-431-0431

Address

2045 University Blvd East Ste 100
Hyattsville, MD 20783

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
By Appointment Only
Sunday
Closed

Our Fenton Street location can be found in the heart of downtown Silver Spring just off Route 29, Colesville Road and is accessible via Cameron Street.

Contact Information

Phone: 301-431-0431

Address

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 130
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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