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Rockville, MD
(301) 670-1212

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Contact Lenses or Eyeglasses: Which Option Is Best for You?

Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care offers a wide range of corrective eyewear products to improve your visual acuity. We have a large selection of high-quality eyeglasses available in different colors, styles and designs. We also offer both regular and specialty contact lenses. Today, we discuss the features and benefits of contacts vs. eyeglasses to help you decide which option is best for you.

Contact Lenses or Eyeglasses: Which Option Is Best for You?

Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are among the most reliable and safest forms of vision correction. Apart from enhancing your vision, they can also shield your eyes from harsh winds and foreign matter. They are available with special lens treatments as well, such as UV-protective or blue light-blocking coatings, for enhanced protection. With eyeglasses, your risk of developing eye infections or irritations is lower than with contact lenses.

Eyeglasses are easy to use and maintain. They sit comfortably on the bridge of your nose and tucked behind your ears, giving you stable vision. Cleaning them simply requires water and a few drops of liquid soap. Eye exam results revealing changes to your visual acuity may require prescription change. You have the option to re-use your old frames and we’ll just upgrade your lenses, making glasses a convenient and cost-efficient option.

They make a great fashion piece as well. Count on us to help you find a pair that suits your facial features, personality and lifestyle.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses also provide superior visual clarity and comfort. They are designed to conform to your eyes’ shape, giving you wider visual access than eyeglasses and a more natural way of going about your everyday activities. They are associated with fewer episodes of distorted images, which makes them a great option for athletes and individuals with active lifestyles.

Your eye doctor explains that different types of contact lenses have different replacement schedules; some can be worn for several months, while others need to be disposed of after a single use. Following the replacement schedule effectively protects your eyes from developing lens wear-related problems. Contact lenses are available in various lens tints, letting you experiment with different eye colors.

Whether you’re looking for eyeglasses or contact lenses, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care is here to help. You can reach us at (301) 859-4060 or fill out our form to schedule an appointment and check out our selections. We serve Washington, DC, and Arlington, VA.

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.

Address

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

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 670-1212
Email: [email protected]

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 - 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed