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Optometrist
19825 Belmont Chase Dr, #165AshburnVA20147
(129)

Great experience! The staff is very professional and the Dr was knowledgeable of my ocular condition. I'm pleased with their ability to met my needs.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
43330 Junction Plaza, Suite 120AshburnVA20147
(65)

The optometrist was very professional, personable and easy to talk to about any optical concerns. In contrast, I felt the support staff was a bit aloof, brisk and kind of pushy about picking eyeglasses.

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Optometrist
Sterling
20789 Great Falls Plaza, #108SterlingVA20165
(6)

A really professional organization

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
55 Catoctin Circle NE, ALeesburgVA20176
(65)

The optometrist was very professional, personable and easy to talk to about any optical concerns. In contrast, I felt the support staff was a bit aloof, brisk and kind of pushy about picking eyeglasses.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
Leesburg
420 Madison Trade Plaza SELeesburgVA20175
(27)

Very good

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Optometrist
Leesburg
420 Madison Trade Plaza SELeesburgVA20175
(6)

A really professional organization

Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Optometrist
Sterling
20789 Great Falls Plaza, #108SterlingVA20165
(4)

Really nice experience!

Appointments available Fri, Aug 30
Appointments available Fri, Aug 30
Optometrist
Sterling
20789 Great Falls Plaza, #108SterlingVA20165
(26)

Staff was polite and helpful, huge selection of frames, Spelke gave sage advice and the whole visit was efficient but not rushed. Perfecto!

Appointments available Sat, Aug 31
Appointments available Sat, Aug 31
Optometrist
Leesburg
420 Madison Trade Plaza SELeesburgVA20175
(4)

Really nice experience!

Appointments available Sat, Sep 7
Appointments available Sat, Sep 7
Optometrist
Sterling
20789 Great Falls Plaza, #108SterlingVA20165
(27)

Very good

No upcoming appointments available
No upcoming appointments available
Optometrist
1800 Michael Faraday Dr, Suite 104RestonVA20190
(317)

Pleasant experience overall. Staff was helpful and polite. The doc was very nice, informative, not pushy.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Ophthalmologist
19415 Deerfield Ave, Suite 106LansdowneVA20176
(43)

I liked Dr. Nasrullah but the wait in the office was entirely too long.

Appointments available Wed, Sep 25
Appointments available Wed, Sep 25
Optometrist
Clifton
5718 Union Mill RdCliftonVA20124
(27)

Very good

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 103GaithersburgMD20879
(65)

Dr. Tavassoli is very nice as are all of the staff.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
13010 Middlebrook RdGermantownMD20874
(66)

Dr. Levy is an exceptional optometrist. He provides my eyes with yearly care. He is thorough and he takes the time to answer questions and explain the changes in the eyes that occur over time. He never makes you feel rushed during your appointment. I highly recommend him and his office staff.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
10690 Fairfax Blvd.FairfaxVA22030
(80)

It was a good appointment, everything was explained to me in an easy to understand manner. I was in and out very quickly with everything I needed.

Appointments available Tomorrow
Appointments available Tomorrow
Optometrist
6 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite 103GaithersburgMD20879
(56)

Doc was great but I was there for 2.5 hours...

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today
Optometrist
Clifton
5718 Union Mill RdCliftonVA20124
(6)

A really professional organization

Appointments available Thu, Aug 29
Appointments available Thu, Aug 29
Optometrist
10640 Main Street, Suite 100FairfaxVA22030
(65)

The optometrist was very professional, personable and easy to talk to about any optical concerns. In contrast, I felt the support staff was a bit aloof, brisk and kind of pushy about picking eyeglasses.

Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Appointments available Tue, Aug 27
Optometrist
9600 Main Street, Suite HFairfaxVA22031
(44)

The doctor was great but like Google and yelp indicated, they need to train their administrative assistants better on greeting, wait time, and introductions. They had no idea about ZocDoc and made me fill out paperwork.

Appointments available Today
Appointments available Today

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are small, thin, curved plastic disks that are placed in front of the cornea of the eye to correct vision disorders such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, to name a few. They serve the same purpose as glasses but are comparatively lighter in weight and less visible. Contact lenses are naturally transparent, but they can often be tinted for visibility at the time of handling. They are soft and have a high water content, which makes them comfortable to wear. While contact lenses are most commonly worn to correct vision, lenses come in a variety of colors, and they can have a cosmetic purpose as well.

 

Two main types of lenses are soft contacts and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses. Your visit to the doctor’s office will help you make a well-informed decision about the right type of lenses for you. The visit for contacts will be slightly more elaborate as comp ared to a regular eye checkup. The doctor will check to ensure that your eyes are healthy enough to be given contacts. They may measure your eyes to find the best-fitting contacts for you. If you are new to contact lenses, your practitioner will teach you how to place the lenses in your eyes and take them out correctly.

Common questions and answers about contact lenses

 

When should I consider getting contact lenses?

The most common reason to get contact lenses include:

  • If you are an active person.
  • If you’d like to maintain your appearance without glasses but need to correct a vision disorder.
  • If you want to temporarily change your eye color.
  • If you want to get rid of your glasses for another reason.

What are associated risks?

  • Old lenses may cause eye infections.
  • Improper sized lenses can scratch your eyes.
  • Using eye drops while wearing contact lenses can cause problems.

 

Read “How to Take Care of Contact Lenses” by the American Academy of Ophthalmology to learn about quick tips related to contact lenses.

What should I know about colored contact lenses?

Colored contacts are medical devices. It is best-advised to avoid buying colored lenses as over-the-counter merchandise. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, sellers that advertise them as cosmetic products and sell them without prescriptions are breaking the law. A doctor can help avoid eye injuries caused by poor quality lenses. Another reason you should consult your doctor is that all lenses aren’t of a universal size, and the doctor can help measure your eye size and find your right fit. Ill-fitted lenses can lead to corneal infection, conjunctivitis, decreased vision, corneal scratches and blindness.

What can you expect during a visit for contact lenses?

  • A comprehensive eye checkup.
  • Your practitioner will measure your eyes to find the most suited type of lens for you.
  • Once the lenses have been prescribed to you, your doctor will help get comfortable with using the contacts.

 

Where can I find a nearby doctor for a contact lenses visit?

At Zocdoc.com! You can book an appointment with top-rated doctors who provide contact lens consultations in your location. Booking is simple, secure and free!

 

 

What are some quick tips for a visit for contact lenses?

  • Before you visit, write down any questions and concerns that you may have.
  • Ask about any possible risks and side effects.
  • Check to see if the practitioner is covered by your insurance providers.

 

How much does a visit for contact lenses cost?

Costs might vary based on the doctor your visit, your condition, location and insurance provider. 

 

Sources: 

American Academy of Ophthalmology

MedlinePlus

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The content herein is provided for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Medical information changes constantly, and therefore the content on this website should not be assumed to be current, complete or exhaustive. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, please call your doctor or 9-1-1 (in the United States) immediately.

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