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Your Eyes Are Unique; Your Contacts Should Be Too

Your eyes are as unique as your fingerprints, so when it comes to contact lenses, you can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. The contact lens fitting process includes a comprehensive exam, a detailed fitting, and a trial period. This process ensures you get the right contact lenses best suited to your eyes.

Are you considering contact lenses, or looking to try a new style or brand? Book your contact lens exam and fitting today.

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The Contact Lens Fitting Process

During your contact lens exam and fitting, we will review your medical history and address any questions or concerns you may have regarding contact lenses.

Before we can determine which style of contact lenses is best for you, we will rule out any eye conditions that might prevent you from wearing contact lenses. Once we have established that contacts are a suitable choice for you, we will calculate your contact lens prescription, then move on to the fitting.

Please note that your contact lens prescription is different from your eyeglass prescription.

Contact lenses are available in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and sizes. The contact lens fitting ensures that we find the right style to suit your needs. To do this, we will begin the fitting by taking detailed measurements of your eyes, which we use to select contact lenses that are compatible with your cornea’s shape and size.

Properly fitted contact lenses are critical for clear vision, as well as your eye health and comfort.

At Ashburn Eyecare Associates, we use a variety of cutting-edge techniques, including optical corneal topography, to take accurate and detailed measurements of your eyes.

Now that we know which shape and style of contact lenses are best for your eyes, we will send you home with a trial pair. This trial period allows you to try out your new contact lenses and ensure they are providing you with clear and comfortable vision.

We will schedule a follow-up appointment a week after your contact lens exam and fitting to ensure you are happy with your contact lenses, and that your eyes are adjusting appropriately. If you are happy with your new contacts, we will provide you with a copy of your prescription and order a supply of lenses for you.

If your trial pair isn’t working out as well as you had hoped, we will work with you to try different styles, powers, and brands until we find the perfect pair of contact lenses for your eyes.

Specialty Contact Lenses Available

Ashburn Eyecare Associates offers a wide selection of contact lens styles and brands to suit your needs, including specialty contact lenses.

Scleral contact lenses are specifically designed for patients with irregularly shaped corneas. The edges of these rigid, gas-permeable lenses rest on your sclera (the white portion of your eye) and vault over your cornea, making them an ideal choice for patients with astigmatism or keratoconus. They may also be prescribed to contact lens wearers who suffer from dry eyes.

Scleral lenses can also act as a bandage and are often prescribed to patients who have recently undergone corneal transplants. Because their domed shape avoids the cornea, they provide protection while the corneal heals.

Orthokeratology lenses (often called Ortho-K lenses) are a type of rigid, gas-permeable contact lens designed to temporarily correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. These lenses are worn overnight, where they gently reshape your cornea as you sleep, providing you with crisp, clear vision the next day without the need to wear contacts or glasses.

However, your cornea is only temporarily reshaped, so you will need to wear your Ortho-K lenses every night to enjoy clear vision every day.

Toric contact lenses are special contact lenses designed for patients with astigmatism. While standard, spherical contact lenses typically contain only one prescription, toric lenses feature multiple prescriptions, each of which is mapped out along the lens’ vertical and horizontal axes.

To ensure the different prescription zones remain correctly mapped to your eye, toric lenses need to remain rotationally stable throughout the day. This is done using a weighted portion at the bottom of each lens, which acts as an anchor and prevents the lens from rotating.

Multifocal contact lenses, just like multifocal glasses, are most often prescribed to patients with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a common refractive error that many of us will develop as we grow older, and impacts our ability to clearly focus our gaze on near objects.

Multifocal contact lenses are made with two or more prescriptions, and allow you to easily shift your focus from near objects to distant objects (and vice versa) without the need to switch between different pairs of glasses or contact lenses. These specialized contact lenses can be made with either concentric rings of alternating powers, or a smooth transition between multiple prescriptions (a style called aspheric contact lenses).

Hybrid contact lenses combine the comfort of soft, hydrogel lenses with the crisp, clear vision of rigid, gas-permeable lenses. To do this, hybrid contact lenses feature a rigid central zone, which is surrounded by a soft, hydrogel, or silicone hydrogel ring.

Hybrid contact lenses are particularly popular among athletes. This is because their large diameter and thin edges make them less likely to become dislodged during high-impact activities such as sports.

Do you want to trade in your glasses for contact lenses, or curious about trying a new contact lens style or brand? Book your contact lens exam and fitting today.

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Chantilly Location

Our Chantilly location is conveniently located on Centreville Road, next to Chantilly Chiropractic.

To help you get the care you need when you need it, this location is open until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Contact Information

Phone: 703.830.6380

Address

3910 Centreville Road, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151

Hours of Operations

Monday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Friday
9:30 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Chantilly Location

Our Chantilly location is conveniently located on Centreville Road, next to Chantilly Chiropractic.

To help you get the care you need when you need it, this location is open until 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday.

Contact Information

Phone: 703.830.6380

Address

3910 Centreville Road, Suite 100
Chantilly, VA 20151

Hours of Operations

Monday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Friday
9:30 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Ashburn Location

Our Ashburn office is conveniently located on Ashburn Village Boulevard in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center next to the UPS Store.

To help you get the care you need when you need it, this location is open late on Tuesdays (until 7:30 pm) and offers Saturday appointments.

Contact Information

Phone: 703.726.0005

Address

44050 Ashburn Village Blvd. Suite 163
Ashburn, VA 20147

Hours of Operations

Monday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Friday
9:30 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM to 2 PM
Sunday
Closed

Ashburn Location

Our Ashburn office is conveniently located on Ashburn Village Boulevard in the Ashburn Village Shopping Center next to the UPS Store.

To help you get the care you need when you need it, this location is open late on Tuesdays (until 7:30 pm) and offers Saturday appointments.

Contact Information

Phone: 703.726.0005

Address

44050 Ashburn Village Blvd. Suite 163
Ashburn, VA 20147

Hours of Operations

Monday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM to 6 PM
Friday
9:30 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM to 2 PM
Sunday
Closed

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