Our provider of contact lenses in Fairfax, VA, offers comprehensive eye exams for individuals looking to get contact lenses. If you’ve been searching for contact lenses, you may be aware of online services that advertise mail-order contacts. While this may seem like a convenient, low-cost alternative to seeing our optometrist for lenses, these options can be dangerous for your eye health. Our optometrist explains the benefits of a comprehensive assessment for contacts.
Before getting eyeglasses or contact lenses, it is critical that your eyes be examined to ensure that they are in good health. Only a professional can determine this – a mail-order service is no substitute. Our exams can detect:
We will also provide a customized, exact prescription for your best visual clarity, not an approximate that you would receive from an online service!
Contact lenses aren’t one-size-fits-all, either. You have a unique eye shape, size, and prescription, and only an expert can determine if your eyes are suitable for contacts. Online services generally offer low-quality contact lenses and may send you lenses that are too steep or too flat for your eye shape. This causes pain and even long-term damage to the health of your eyes. In our office, we use a keratometer to measure the front surface of your eye (cornea) to ensure a precise, comfortable fit for you.
If you choose an online option, you will not have the support that comes from regular eye checkups with our optometrist. There is a chance that your prescription will change, or you will develop other issues with your vision that only an in-person visit can detect. We aren’t just providers of contact lenses; we care about your overall eye health!
To learn more or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact us at any of the below phone numbers:
Arlington & Clarendon: 703-721-7754
Arlington in Ballston: 703-844-1726
Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!