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Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.

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Our Eye Care Clinic in Fairfax, VA Accepts The Following:

Vision Plans We Accept

  • Aetna Better Health
  • Eye Med
  • Cigna
  • FEP Blue Vision
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Eye Med
  • Cigna
  • FEP Blue Vision

  • Aetna 
    • Excluding discount plans
  • Cigna 
    • International plans accepted
  • Humana Vision
  • GEHA
  • UMR
  • FEP Blue Vision
  • UnitedHealthCare 
    • Excluding UHC Vision & Spectera Vision

Medical Plans We Accept

  • Aetna Better Health
  • Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Medicare
  • Cigna

  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Including Federal Employee Plans
  • UMR
  • Medicare & Supplements 
  • Cigna
    • International plans accepted
    • Excluding Surefit, Select & EPO Plans

*We do not accept Medicaid or any of their supplements

 

If you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.

The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.

A vision insurance policy is not the same as medical insurance. Regular medical health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.

**Note– We do not take Davis Vision and Specterra plans.

Please check with your insurance plan if you need to obtain a referral from your Primary Care doctor, especially for medical eyecare. Although referrals are not usually required for routine eye exams, HMO plans require you to get a referral before you get medical eyecare for injuries, diseases and emergency office visits.

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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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Eye Doctors Near Me in Fairfax, Virginia

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“Our eye care centers in Fairfax are dedicated to providing the highest quality optometric care at reasonable fees.”

In both our centers, located next to LensCrafters, we have the latest cutting edge optical equipment and we constantly strive to upgrade to the latest technology in eye care. At the same time, we also believe in providing personal attention and individualized treatment to each patient.

Fairfax Eye Care Centers’ Promise

We know that your eyes are for life, and so should your eye care. We take the time to get to know your eye care history and health. Our individual approach to eye care ensures that you get the best possible care, advice and options for your particular vision needs.

EYE CARE SERVICES FOR YOU

Our eye care center in Fairfax offers a full range of eye health services to clients of all ages, from children to older adults: routine eye exams and vision tests, eye disease diagnosis and management…

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Eye Care Services – Optometrist in Fairfax, Virginia

We provide eye care services in Fairfax, VA. Our professional eye doctors are experts in giving eye exams and diagnosing any vision problem you might have. With friendly and caring service, our eye care services in Fairfax are a natural choice.

Dr. Gedamu and Associates optometrists offer the most advanced service in eye care for residents of Fairfax, VA. From comprehensive eye exams performed on the most advanced equipment to prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses, you are sure to receive a quality of service at our optometry.

 


Our Eye Care Services:

Dr. Tewodros Gedamu & Associates

11784 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033

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Eye Doctor near me in Fairfax, Virginia

At the eye care clinic inside LensCrafters in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, our optometrist provides eye exams and eye care for patients of all ages. We also treat patients from Gainesville and Manassas.

Getting the right prescription for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. However, even if your vision is sharp, it is important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist.

Dr. Gedamu & Associates Office Directions

Our Fairfax office is situated conveniently for patients in the surrounding areas of Fairfax, Herndon, Fairfax Station, Burke, Centerville, Chantilly, Aldie, Falls Church, Reston, Great Falls and Vienna, VA. It is located inside Fair Oaks Mall, in Fairfax, VA. Park in front of “Cheese Cake Factory” and take the mall entrance to the escalators. We are located just inside the entrance, on the lower level, next to LensCrafters.

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Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

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Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority.  We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your eyes can cause a condition called "digital eye strain" (DES) or "computer vision syndrome" (CVS). Symptoms include eye fatigue, dry eyes, blurred vision, headaches, neck...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

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Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

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Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses, including: diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. It is not unusual for people to come in for an eye exam just to check their eyesight...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such as lung cancer, heart disease, and bad teeth, few know about the negative impact it can have on our vision.  Smoking and Eye Disease  Smoking,...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution for your eyes and contacts. There exist 2 different types of solution for contact lenses: Multipurpose and Hydrogen Peroxide-based. While both remove debris and build-up,...

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Sports-Related Eye Injuries

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Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

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Does Smoking Affect Vision?

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It’s Time to Talk About Blue Light

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This is the one way you can be sure that you or your child’s eyes are truly safe during Nerf shooting:

Dry Eye Syndrome Causes and Cures

Despite the fact that it is one of the most common eye problems, a surprisingly large percentage of patients are not aware of it.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Chances are it affects you or someone you know. November has been dedicated as a time to spread awareness about the disease, its risk factors and the effects it has on your body, your daily life and the lives of your loved ones.

Don’t Let Fall Eye Allergies Get You Down

Red, itchy, watery eyes and swollen eyelids (along with sneezing, congestion or a runny nose)...

How Contact Lenses Can be a Danger to your Eyes

Most people wouldn’t consider contact lenses dangerous. In fact, they are a great alternative to glasses, offering convenience and great vision for those who wear them. However, when not obtained and used according to an eye doctor’s instructions, the consequences can be devastating.   Contact Lenses Need to Fit Like...

An Active and Eye Safe Lifestyle

90%! That’s the number of sports eye injuries that studies show can be prevented using proper eye protection.  Yet most sports leagues don’t require protective eyewear as part of their uniform or safety requirements.  This leaves it up to athletes, parents and coaches to ensure that proper measures are taken...

10 Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at...

When 20/20 Vision isn’t Enough For Your Child

Since studies show that learning is 80% visual, children with untreated vision problems can really suffer when it comes to school. Most people think that good “vision” means 20/20 acuity but in reality, vision is much more complex.  Your brain is actually what completes the processing of the visual world...

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes of...

Cataract Awareness Month: What to Expect from Cataract Surgery

After the age of 50 most people will eventually be diagnosed with cataracts. Cataracts are when the natural crystalline lens of the eyes become clouded, causing vision impairment that can not be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. While commonly an age-related condition, occasionally there are infants born with a...

Sunwear for a Bright Future

According to the Vision Council’s 2016 UV (Ultraviolet Radiation) Protection report, parents are more likely to wear sunglasses (56%) than their children (only 29%!). Yet children, who spend much more time outside, are typically exposed to three times the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that adults get. This early...

How UV Damages Your Eyes

UV Awareness Month: This article might scare you, and we hope it does - just enough to motivate you to wear proper eye protection against the sun. Most people are aware of the dangers ultraviolet (UV)  light from the sun pose to your skin, while the long-term effects of sun...

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

Workplace Eye Wellness: The Dangers of Blue Light

When people think of workplace dangers to the eyes, it is usually machinery, chemicals or construction materials that come to mind.  However, a growing danger to the eyes is one that may be less obvious - exposure to blue light from digital devices, television and computer screens and artificial lighting....

How to Find the Right Pair of Glasses for your Child

Whether you are looking for regular prescription glasses, sunwear or protective sports eyewear, it can be tough choosing the best eyewear for children and teens. On the one hand, they need to be comfortable and provide the optimal fit for improved vision and protection. At the same time, they also...

Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration

February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness...

Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016

This year, make healthy eyes and vision your resolution. Find out if you or a loved one is at risk for glaucoma, and take steps for prevention. Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss and blindness in adults in the United States and Canada and the second leading...

Why Do We Need Glasses?

Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

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At our Fairfax, VA eye care clinic, we handle everything from adult and children’s eye exams and hard-to-fit contact lenses, to eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Expert eye care solutions should be convenient and easy, and we excel in serving all your vision needs while maximizing the convenience. We are devoted to helping you maximize your vision, so you can enjoy the highest quality of life!

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Emergency Eye Care Information

Please call our office at: 703-291-0094 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel the need to find the nearest emergency room.

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

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Expert Eye Care From Our Fairfax Optometrist

Your dedicated eye doctors at Dr. Gedamu & Associates are all about your eye care. All of our optometrists believe in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health, so we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. They know that getting the right prescription involves many factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Whether you need a comprehensive eye exam, a contact lens fitting or treatment, our optometrists will provide you with the best care, advice, options and follow up. We want you to live your life with clear vision.

We recently expanded our service area. We now proudly provide care to Fairfax, Centreville, Chantilly, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Alexandria, Falls Church, and the greater Washington, DC area.

Because we provide both medical and non-medical eye treatment, we accept a range of medical and vision insurance plans.

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Medical Eye Treatment

We specialize in diagnosing and treating ocular diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye, and more.

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Emergency Eye Care

If you experience an eye emergency, such as red eyes or eye trauma, make an appointment immediately, to avoid any permanent vision loss.

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Visit Our Convenient Location in LensCrafters

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When was the last time you or your child visited an optometrist? Many individuals who don’t wear contact lenses, and don’t suffer from eye conditions such as dry eye, glaucoma or macular degeneration, tend to forget to visit their eye doctor as often as they should. Our Fairfax optometrists recommend to have a complete eye exam every one to three years, depending on your age, eye health history and risk factors.

Our practice in Fairfax, VA is located inside the Fair Oaks Mall LensCrafters on the lower level, under The Cheesecake Factory.

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Dr. Tewodros Gedamu & Associates

11784 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA 22033
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