Maryland Eye Care Center
Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Silver Spring, MD & Hyattsville, MD
At Maryland Eye Care Center, the team can help you make the most of your vision with the best in advanced glasses and contact lenses. The team of eye care specialists welcomes children, adults, and seniors at their three locations in Silver Spring, Downtown Silver Spring, and Hyattsville, Maryland. Book your appointment at the office nearest you or schedule online today.
Glasses and Contact Lenses Q & A
How are glasses and contact lenses exams different?
Glasses and contact lenses can both correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Both glasses and contact lenses require a comprehensive eye exam. The Maryland Eye Care Center team checks your visual acuity and refraction, along with a full assessment of your ocular health.
For contact lenses, your exam includes additional, specific measurements of your eyeballs. These measurements are important because they allow the eye specialists to recommend the contact lenses that mold to your eyes in the most comfortable way.
What types of specialty contact lenses are available?
In addition to carrying a full line of standard disposable and extended wear lenses, Maryland Eye Care Center offers specialty lenses. The many options include:
Aspheric lenses have a varied surface, with curvature changes that position the lenses optimally on your eyes. This type of contact lens deflects light and helps you see as clearly as possible when you have eye lens irregularities.
Toric lenses correct vision if you have astigmatism. With astigmatism, your eye shape is longer than normal, causing blurry vision. Toric contacts have a unique balance that corrects the blurriness while preventing lens shifting.
Multifocal lenses have at least two prescriptions. They’re similar to bifocal lenses, but multifocal lenses have viewing zones or concentric circles to help you see well at all distances. You might want these lenses if you have myopia and also need reading glasses.
Scleral lenses are much larger than ordinary lenses. They cover the whites (sclera) as well as the pupils of your eyes. You might need this kind of lens if you have a condition like keratoconus, in which your corneas form a cone shape.
You wear ortho-k lenses while sleeping. These rigid lenses remold your corneal tissues, allowing you to see without glasses or contacts during the day. You need to wear ortho-k lenses consistently at night to maintain their benefits.
Hybrid lenses combine rigid and soft contact lenses. The center is a rigid material that allows maximum vision correction, while the outer borders are soft hydrogel.
Whether your lens needs are specialized or standard, Maryland Eye Care Center has you covered.
What special eyeglasses options are available?
Just as with contact lenses, you can choose standard one-prescription lenses or progressive lenses with two or more prescriptions. You can also opt for special lens treatments to enhance your vision, such as polarized lenses and anti-reflective coating.
Maryland Eye Care Center also offers a wide array of eyeglasses frames, from affordable budget frames to high-end luxury options like Gucci®, Michael Kors®, and Versace®.
Glasses and contact lenses of all types await you at Maryland Eye Care Center, so call the office nearest you or book an appointment online.