Contact Lenses

The contact lens department at Physicians Eye Care Center is ready to meet all of your contact lens needs. Our staff includes professionals with decades of experience who can fit everyone from new wearers to experienced ones who might like to try something new or continue with their current lenses. We can order the lenses for you and handle your insurance coverage, or give you a contact lens prescription (as long as you have been adequately evaluated) so that you may order them yourself.

The developments in contact lenses continuously change and we offer the newest lenses and can advise you as to whether you may benefit from these new changes. When you come in for evaluation, please bring your current contact lenses, the packages they come in, or any previous contact lens prescriptions if you have them.

In general contact lens wear is not recommended before age 12 but there is no upper age limit. Children age 12 and above need to have a certain level of maturity to comply with adequate care of the lenses and to understand the potential problems if they do not care for them properly. The doctors, contact lens staff, and technical staff are happy to discuss these issues with patients and their parents.

We offer a wide variety of contact lens types, including:

  • Gas permeable
  • Bifocal gas penneable
  • Hard contact lenses
  • Soft disposables (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly replacement)
  • Soft disposable bifocal
  • Soft disposable torics for astigmatism
  • Soft disposable bifocal torics for astigmatism
  • Monovision lenses to give distance and near vision
  • Colored contacts
  • Aphakic contact lenses

Many vision insurance plans will contribute towards contact lens fittings and/or the lenses. Please check with your plan to find out this information so that you are aware prior to the visit whether there will be a charge. Remember to tell the office personnel when you schedule your appointment that you need contact lens services. And again, remember to bring your lenses, their packaging, and any past written prescriptions with you to your visit. It is also very helpful to bring your eyeglasses, even if you rarely wear them.

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Contact Lens Hours

Columbia  


Phone: (410) 964-3340

Monday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday:9:00am - 4:00pm

Dispensing/Picking up glasses are by appointment only.

Ellicott City


Phone: (410) 480-9966

Monday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:1:00pm - 7:30pm*
Friday:9:00am - 4:00pm

Dispensing/Picking up glasses are by appointment only.

*Office is closed 4-5 for Dinner on Thurs.

*Please call to verify as Thurs hours can change.

Columbia Medical Center

11055 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (410) 964-8285
Fax: (410) 964-9414

Our Location

Monday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday:8:00am - 11:30am (appt. only)

Pine Heights Medical Center

1001 Pine Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: (410) 644-9515
Fax: (410) 644-8250

Our Location

Monday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:8:00am - 4:30pm

Ellicott City Center

10132D Baltimore Nat'l Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 480-9966
Fax: (410) 480-9985

Our Location

Monday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:1:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday:8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday:8:00am - 11:30am (appt. only)