Contact Lenses

Closeup of a Contact Lens

Whether you are seeking daily disposable lenses for convenience or specialized lenses, our practice will provide patients tailored guidance and support.

Why Choose Contact Lenses?

Philly Eye is a leader in the contact lens field, offering the latest technologies including soft and oxygen-permeable designs for correcting common vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Today, contact lenses are available in a wide array of prescriptions, including bifocals.

Contact lenses provide numerous advantages over traditional eyeglasses, allowing a natural field of vision without the restrictions of frames. They are particularly beneficial for individuals with active lifestyles, athletes, or those who simply prefer the freedom of not wearing glasses.

Contact Lens Options Available

Soft Contact Lenses

These lenses are widely favored among patients and are available for daily, weekly, or monthly replacement cycles. Our contact selection includes individuals with specific needs such as astigmatism or dry eyes. Patients appreciate the convenience, minimal upkeep, and comfort from these lenses.

Scleral Contact Lenses

Modern computerized imaging technology and advances in lens material development have led to ground-breaking innovations in larger lenses called “Scleral lenses.” These lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the white wall of the eye, the sclera. We are able to customize scleral lens shapes to match the contour of individual patients’ eyes, leading to unparalleled comfort, stability and visual outcomes.  

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

RGP contact lenses remain the lens of choice for patients with complex corneal anatomy, complicated prescriptions, or high visual demands that need the sharpest vision they can get. RGP lenses are all custom designed for each individual patient and offer incredible vision.

Hybrid Contact Lenses

A combination of soft and RGP contact lens technology. Hybrid lenses have a crisp, RGP center optic and comfortable soft lens “skirt” that give amazing combination of comfort and clarity. For patients looking for maximum clarity of RGP optics and the comfort of soft lenses. these are an excellent option!

Orthokeratology Lenses

For patients looking for a unique, adjustable option for the correction of their myopia (nearsightedness), orthokeratology can be an incredible lens option. These lenses are special RGP lenses (referred to as “corneal retainers”) worn at night that manipulate the corneal surface tissue and result in a subtle shape change that corrects your vision during the day after your lenses are removed. These are excellent for patients that don’t qualify for laser vision correction or are unsure about moving forward with it.

Contact Lens Frequently Asked Questions

Almost anyone can be fit with contact lenses, even if you have a high prescription or corneal condition. In fact, many patients with high prescriptions or corneal disease will see much better with contact lenses than they will with glasses. It is only in the rarest circumstances are patients truly not contact lens candidates.

Yes. Eyes with keratoconus can be fitted with specialty contact lens designs including custom rigid gas permeable, hybrid, custom toric, and scleral lenses. Scleral lenses have made it possible to fit larger diameter hard contacts on patients with otherwise difficult to fit corneal shapes or scars. Digital manufacturing technology and hyper-oxygen permeable materials enable us to rehabilitate vision in patients with previously untreatable conditions. These larger lenses are fluid filled, preventing dryness, therefore extremely comfortable and offer excellent vision. Many scleral lenses can also be made with a bifocal.

Patients with the following eye conditions may benefit from wearing specialty contact lenses:

  • Keratoconus
  • Severe Dry Eye
  • Soft contact lens overwear and intolerance
  • Irregular Astigmatism
  • Corneal Scarring
  • Post-LASIK Ecstasia
  • Neurotrophic Keratitis
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Recurrent Corneal Erosions
  • Sjogren’s Disease
  • Exposure Keratitis

For patients 40 and above, there has never been a more opportune moment to wear contact lenses. Recent progress in materials and manufacturing techniques have led to bifocal correction directly into contact lenses. This innovation provides exceptional clarity for both distance and near vision.

The cost of fitting and contact lenses is often covered in part or in full by medical and/or vision insurances for patients who have medical eye conditions that require the use of a contact lens to achieve functional vision. If you have a medical eye condition causing reduced vision that is only correctable with contact lenses, the use of contact lenses is not considered “cosmetic,” and these services may be covered by your insurance.

Four Convenient Locations

South Broad Street

1930 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Tel: (215) 339-8100 get directions

Allegheny Ave

2610 E Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Tel: (215) 423-5154 get directions

Wills eye Hospital

840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tel: (215) 339-8100 get directions

Wills Northeast Consultation Office

8025 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19152

Tel: (215) 423-5154 get directions


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