Contact lenses are excellent alternative to eyeglasses. New technology has enabled patients that previously could not wear lenses to do so. Patients can now choose from daily, weekly, and monthly lenses. These lenses can increase comfort from dry eyes and offer more convenience. Toric lenses correct for astigmatism. Multifocal lenses and monovision are great options for patients with presbyopia. This is an aging change that occurs when the lens cannot focus for near vision.
Dr. Melanie Buttross, Dr. Shilpa Rose, and Dr. Lauren Gavaris specialize in contact lens examination and fittings. “Hard to fit,” specialty conditions and diseases can often be improved with proper contact lens fitting.
What is a Contact Lens Fitting?
A contact lens fit is a separate part of an ophthalmologic exam. It is first necessary for an ophthalmologist to examine the health of the eyes to see if a patient is a candidate for contact lenses. Patients new to lenses need to be taught the proper way to insert and remove lenses, as well as care for them. Patients that wear contact lenses should visit their ophthalmologist annually to check their fit and examine their ocular health.
Ordering Contact Lenses
If you wish to place an order for contact lenses, please fill out our Contact Lens Order form and fax it to our secured line at (202) 464-0208. Processing time normally takes 5-7 business days. For orders that need to be shipped overnight, please call our office before noon at (202) 686-6700.
Validity of Contact Lens Prescription
A prescription for contact lens is valid for two years only. Hence if you have not seen one of our doctors for more than two years and you need a prescription for your contact lens, please call our office to schedule a complete eye examination and have your prescription for contact lens renewed.
Contact lenses are commonly used as alternative to corrective spectacles. A lens fitting determines the correct size and type of lens that fits your eye.