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Contact Lens Exams & Fittings at Dunn Loring Eye Care in Vienna

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Comprehensive Exams for Contact Lenses

If you’re interested in trying contact lenses for the first time or trying something new, we offer contact lens exams specifically for that purpose. A contact lens exam will be different from your annual eye exam. To make sure we choose the best contact lenses for you, we’ll measure your corneal topography, your contact lens prescription, and discuss any other concerns like dry eyes.

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Finding the Right Fit for Your Eyes

Contact Lens Exam

During your exam, we’ll first determine that you’re a candidate for contact lenses. From there, we’ll evaluate your eyes for special considerations, like dry eye or astigmatism, that influence the type of contacts we recommend. We’ll also check your prescription to make sure your contacts are giving you the clearest vision possible.

Contact Lens Fitting

After the exam, we’ll do a contact lens fitting to make sure the chosen lenses fit just right. This involves taking detailed measurements of your eyes using tests like corneal topography, allowing us to get accurate numbers for your cornea’s shape and size. Contact lenses come in a variety of sizes and curvatures and detailed measurements mean we can recommend the right fit for you.

Contact Lens Trial Period

After the contact lens exam and fitting, we’ll have a good understanding of what contacts might be the right fit for you. Using this knowledge, we’ll prescribe you a pair of trial contact lenses. You’ll wear the lenses for a trial period, giving you an opportunity to make sure the contact lenses are comfortable and provide clear vision.

If you’re happy with your contact lenses after the trial period, we’ll go ahead with the prescription and provide you with a supply of lenses. If the trial lenses aren’t working for you, we’ll recommend another style, size, or prescription until we find the right fit.

Specialty Lenses for Every Eye

We carry a variety of specialty contact lenses to cater to all of our patients, including:

  • Aspheric Lenses
  • Toric Lenses
  • Multifocal Lenses
  • Hybrid Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Lenses
  • Color Contact Lenses

Hybrid contact lenses are a good choice for patients with astigmatism. The lenses provide comfort while staying in place on irregularly shaped eyes. The center of the lens is a rigid gas permeable material, providing stability. The outer ring of the lens is made of soft hydrogel material, making the lenses comfortable to wear.

Multifocal contact lenses work similarly to progressive glasses, making them a good choice for patients with presbyopia. The lens contains concentric rings of multiple prescriptions to correct distance vision and near vision.

Keratoconus is a disease that progressively affects the shape of the cornea. Instead of being a smooth surface, the cornea becomes irregular in shape. In moderate stages of the disease, the vision in keratoconus cannot be fully corrected with glasses. Rigid gas permeable or scleral contact lenses are the best option, as they create a “liquid lens” over the cornea. This helps to offset the corneal irregularities to correct your vision.

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Our Dunn Loring office is conveniently located on Avenir Place, across the street from Harris Teeter, and next to the Dunn Loring metro station.


2672L Avenir Place
Vienna, VA 22180

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Phone: (703) 297-4137
Fax: 703.207.3429
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