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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.

New and existing patients are welcome!

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Dr. Gedamu Answers your Questions About Contact Lenses Fairfax VA

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

A. 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.

Q. What kind of complications can arise from contact lenses?

A. 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.

Q. Is wearing contacts better for sports activities?

A. 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.

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

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

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  • Looking for a wide selection of contact lens styles and brands? Then check out our extensive selection of top contact lenses in Fairfax, VA
  • A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
  • Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.

  • If you are looking to wear contact lenses but have always had problems with comfort or have been told you'll never be able to wear contact lenses because of an irregularly shaped cornea or other eye problem, it may be time to look into a type of contact lens known as a “scleral lens"
  • Do you know what is involved in contact lens fitting?
  • Are you having difficulty handling your contacts?
  • We offer all brands of contact lenses at competitive prices right here on our web store.
  • With daily disposable contact lenses, you are able to experience crystal clear vision every day, without the worry or stress of proper storage and cleaning.
  • The two most popular dispoable types are used by most contact lens wearers today.  As such, the manufacturers also spend more time and effort on innovations of these types of contact lenses.  They represent spherical, toric, multifocal, colored and many other types of contacts.