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Contact Lens – Eye Doctor in Fairfax, Virginia

Our optometry practices in Fairfax are designed to fulfill both your eye health and eyewear prescription needs. Looking into contact lenses options, but can’t decide what lenses would suit you best? Let our contact lens technicians guide you towards the most suitable contact lenses solution for your vision needs and lifestyle.

Lens manufacturers come up with new technologies and designs every year and many of our patients feel a bit lost. Multi-focal, toric lenses for astigmatism, colored and RGP’s with daily or monthly schedule ….let us help you discover your personal favorites.

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Establishing a Good Contact Lens Fit

It starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any  pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

Fitting lenses to your lifestyle

We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs and the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.

Follow up fittings

We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.

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Dr. Gedamu Answers your Questions About Contact Lenses Fairfax VA

Who can wear contact lenses and at what age can you start?

Contact lenses can be started at any age. Just remember, the younger the patient is the more responsibility relies on the parent.

Generally, we start anywhere around 10 years old for the patients to be responsible for themselves. Still some supervision is required. The more responsible the child, the better it is. And as we know, even if it is a grown up, unless that person is responsible, there might be complications.

What kind of complications can arise from contact lenses?

Contact lenses that are not taken care of will be a little less than clean. And if you leave them in longer they might cause infections and inflammation. If you ignore them further, you may not be able to wear contacts again.

If you don’t follow instructions about how to use your contacts, i.e. how to clean them, and when to dispose of them, the contacts will be too dirty to be in your eyes.

It that case you may get ulcers. What happens is, you may get simple inflammations that could develop into an ulcer which might erode your cornea and get to the point where it might reduce your vision.

There are other kinds of inflammations, like Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, which will be very difficult to wear contact lenses with , and takes a long time heal.

Is wearing contacts better for sports activities?

Absolutely. As long as the patient handles them the way they are supposed to be, contact lenses are excellent for sport activities. Soft contact lenses never fall out of your eyes. You can do whatever you want with them, except swimming or anything that might force foreign objects into your eyes. Other than that, any kinds of sports you do is much better with them.

What is better for my eyes: glasses or contact lenses?

If you can handle and take care of your contact lenses the best way, there is no difference between glasses and contact lenses.


Our Recommended Brands:
  • Contact Lens Brand- Acuvue
  • Contact Lens Brand- Bausch & Lomb
  • Contact Lens Brand- CooperVision
  • Alcon

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