Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Contact Lenses

Conditions & Treatments

Contact Lenses

Selecting a contact lens practitioner is one of the most important aspects of your decision to wear contact lenses. Our contact lens caregivers have years of experience in fitting contact lenses in routine as well as complex cases. The clinic was initiated under the direction of Dr. James Key, a past-president of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO), and an international speaker on contact lenses who has conducted over one-hundred clinical research trials over thirty years on new contact lenses and solutions.

There are many types of contact lenses available which vary widely in material and design. Also, the care systems for the various lenses involve a variety of chemicals. Eyes vary, too, depending on shape, size and refractive condition. Bodies vary with health condition and age. Taken together, these many variables should all be considered by your prescribing doctor. We offer fitting and evaluations for all types of contact lenses, including soft, soft toric, extended wear soft, rigid gas permeable, bifocal, post-refractive, and post-corneal transplant contact lenses.

Comfortable, safe, effective long-term wear is our goal. We take a comprehensive approach to ensure this, which consists of the following five steps:

  1. An examination to assess ocular health as it relates to physical condition and age.
  2. An examination to determine visual condition.
  3. An examination, using diagnostic contact lenses, to determine potential physical, physiological, and optical fitting characteristics.
  4. Application of initial contact lenses, including instructions on use and care. 
  5. A series of contact lens follow-up exams, as needed, to determine (from the patient's as well as provider's point of view) that all physical, physiological, and optical needs are being met by the initial lenses. We evaluate the patient's response to the lenses and to the associated care systems. Through periodic visits, we may modify, exchange, or alter the parameters of lenses.

FOR OUR EXISTING PATIENTS: If you are an established patient of our office and need to re-order lenses, you may do so by sending an email to contactlens@houstonmethodist.org with the following information:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • address to mail lenses
  • phone number
  • lens type and number
  • planned method of payment (mailing/delivering check, or phone call into the office with your credit card number)