The field of optometry changes quickly, and now many more patients are able to enjoy the flexibility of wearing contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.

Scheduling your general eye exam and your contact lens exam for the same visit will save you time and money. Performing these exams at different locations or with different optometrists can lead to repeated tests and additional fees.

Our contact lens exams include questions about your lifestyle to help us select the appropriate options available to you. There are a variety of contact lenses on the market that can be changed at different frequencies: daily, weekly, monthly. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses are an option that often provides sharper vision than traditional soft lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are an option to correct vision issues that develop with age (presbyopia). So is monovision, which is a special technique where one eye corrects for distance vision and the other eye corrects for near vision. Some contacts even allow you to change eye color, and some are designed to correct your vision while you sleep.

The field of optometry changes quickly, and now many more patients are able to enjoy the flexibility of wearing contact lenses to correct their vision. Contact lens exams include tests that are not always performed in regular eye exams, so if you are considering contact lenses, be sure to let us know when you schedule your exam. This allows us to schedule the extra time required for contact lens fitting or prescription updates.

Scheduling your general eye exam and your contact lens exam for the same visit will save you time and money. Performing these exams at different locations or with different optometrists can lead to repeated tests and additional fees.

Our contact lens exams include questions about your lifestyle and the various options available to you. There are a variety of contact lenses on the market that can be changed at different frequencies: daily, weekly, monthly. Rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) contact lenses are an option that often provide sharper vision than traditional soft lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are an option to correct vision issues that develop with age (presbyopia). So is monovision, which is a special technique where one eye corrects for distance vision and the other eye corrects for near vision. Some contacts even allow you to change eye color.


Hard to Fit Contacts


Here at Annandale EyeCare, we are dedicated to finding the right type of contacts, even hard-to-fit ones, for our patients.

There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, so finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as an astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, and more. However, we believe that comfort is also very important when it comes to giving you good vision.

Soft contact lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, so they are very helpful for people suffering from dry eye. Soft contact lenses are disposable, so you can change them when needed to keep your eyes healthy.

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions that cause blurry vision such as an astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and can improve vision to almost 20/20. They do not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses. However, they are not as comfortable, so adjusting to them can take a bit of time. They are durable and very good for people who struggle with bad vision.

Toric lenses are designed specifically for people with astigmatism. They come in both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people who have an astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. They are the preferred contact lenses of people with astigmatism.

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