Contact Lenses

Vision Source DC Focus Eyecare Center Offers Contact Lenses in Washington D.C.

imageContact lenses are a popular option for individuals that require vision correction but do not want to wear glasses every day. Our optometrists offer a wide selection of contacts that can help correct most vision issues—even hard to fit cases, such as astigmatism and keratoconus. In certain situations, contact lenses may provide a better visual correction than prescription glasses. Here are some types of contacts we offer along with details about contact lens fittings.

Popular Contact Lens Options

Our doctors discuss the options available to each patient depending on their prescription and visual tasks and desires. The comprehensive eye exam and discussion with the patient helps define these options so the best type(s) of contact lens can be selected. Contact lens options include:

Soft Contact Lenses—Available in daily wear and extended wear, soft lenses are the most popular option for contact wearers. (Extended wear means that the person can sleep with the lens because the lens material supplies an adequate amount of oxygen to keep the eye healthy.) Some of these lenses are available in a beautiful array of colors as well.


Toric Lenses— There are many good soft contact lens designs that correct astigmatism. However, depending on the prescription, some patients may require rigid lenses with a toric design to provide sharp crisp acuity.

Gas-Permeable Lenses—Also known as RGP lenses, these contacts are more durable than soft lenses but require different handling and care. The initial adaptation may take a little longer but after an adjustment period they are as comfortable as soft lens.

Multifocal Lenses—These lenses are designed to replace multifocal or bifocal glasses and are available in both soft and gas-permeable options. Our practice also has custom lens to correct both astigmatism and presbyopia.

Silicone Hydrogels - These lenses provide a high amount of oxygen to keep your eye healthy.

Keratoconus Lenses—Patients with keratoconus may find better acuity with the specialized gas permeable or scleral contacts we fit.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Exam and Fitting

additional measurements of the eyes to ensure an accurate contact fitting. Depending on your specific vision needs and eye health, we will help determine if contacts are a good choice. If so, the optometry team provides the patient with a diagnostic pair of contacts; we teach new users how to properly insert, remove, and care for their lenses. After a few days of wearing the lenses, you return to our office for a follow up to evaluate the fit and acuity, make any needed modifications, and order your contacts.

Schedule an Appointment for Contact Lenses in Washington D.C.

Contact Vision Source DC Focus Eyecare Center today at 202-298-6878 to schedule an appointment to be fitted for contact lenses today. Our optometric staff will make you feel right at home in our inviting office.


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