Shady Grove Eye & Vision Care
15200 Shady Grove Rd #100 Rockville MD 20850 +1 301-670-1212 $$

(301) 281-6831

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Caring for Your Ortho-K Lenses: 4 Handy Tips to Consider

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical way to improve your vision by using specially shaped contact lenses to reshape the cornea. You wear these lenses overnight so you can go through the next day without need for glasses or contacts.

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To maximize the benefits of this treatment and to avoid complications like eye discomfort or infections, you need to know how to care for these lenses properly. Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, the top provider of prescription contact lenses in Washington, DC, shares these handy tips:

1. Cleaning

Be sure to clean your lenses after wear. Your cleaning kit should contain:

  • A cleaning solution (Clear Care/Hydrogen Peroxide Solutions)
  • A soaking/rinsing solution
  • A clean storage case and possibly
  • Eye drops to rewet the devices while in the eye

Wash, rinse, and dry your hands thoroughly before handling the lenses. Gently massage 2-3 drops of the cleaning solution across both surfaces of the lens for at least one minute. Spend extra time rubbing the circular “edge” of each lens, as they are often the hardest areas to clean.

Your trusted eye doctor in Arlington, VA, also recommends a strength polish (PROGENT cleaner); clean bi-annually for best comfort and clarity. Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers the procedure free of charge to all existing Ortho-k patients.

2. Rinsing

Be sure to rinse off the cleaning solution from the device before wearing them or putting them back in the case. You can get some sterile saline from a nearby drugstore, which you will use to rinse each side of the lens.

3. Storage

Fill up a clean screw-down plastic storage case with the soaking solution and place in the newly cleaned lenses.

4. Insertion and Removal

it is always best to wear the lenses right before you go to bed. Wearing them even for a few minutes while awake can cause discomfort and possible eye abrasions. When you wake up, wash  and dry your hands thoroughly before removing the lenses. Keep in mind that each eye may have a different prescription — be careful not to mix up the lenses for each eye. If you do, you might need a new set of lenses or even another eye exam in Washington, DC.

Contact us today by calling (301) 859-4060 for an easy, convenient appointment and unparalleled eye care service. You can also reach us through our request form.

Written by 4ecps

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Finding Our Location

We are located between Rockville and Gaithersburg, near the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus off West Montgomery Ave on Shady Grove Road. For more detailed driving instructions, see below.


15200 Shady Grove Road, Suite 100
Rockville, MD, 20850

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 670-1212

Shady Grove Care Hours

In addition to our office hours, we offer a 24-hour emergency answering service available to all established patients.

Monday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Tuesday:9 AM - 12:30 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Wednesday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Thursday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 7 PM
Friday:9 AM - 1 PM, 2 PM - 5 PM
Saturday:9 AM - 2 PM