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Contact Lens Exams & Fittings at Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare in Herndon

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Unique Contact Lenses for Unique Eyes

Everyone’s eyes are unique, so contact lenses can’t be approached with a one-size-fits-all attitude. To help ensure you get the right contact lenses for your eyes, the contact lens fitting process at Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare includes an exam, a fitting, and a trial period.

Are you considering contact lenses, or are you unhappy with your current contact lenses? Book your contact lens exam and fitting today

The Contact Lens Exam & Fitting Process

During your contact lens exam, your optometrist will address any questions or concerns you may have as well as review your medical history with you to ensure it’s up to date.

Before we can find the perfect style of contact lenses for you, we need to examine your eyes and ensure you don’t have any eye conditions that might prevent you from wearing contact lenses.

Once we have determined that contact lenses are a good choice for you, we will calculate your contact lens prescription and then move onto the fitting stage.

Please note that your contact lens prescription and your eyeglasses prescription aren’t the same.

Contact lenses come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, each with their own benefits, so it’s vital we determine which style is best for your eyes. The contact lens fitting ensures that we find the right style of contact lenses to suit your eyes, are compatible with your cornea’s size and shape, and give you clear and comfortable vision.

To ensure accurate and detailed measurements, Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare uses a variety of cutting-edge techniques, including optical corneal topography.

Once we have determined the best style, shape, and size of contact lenses for your eyes, we will send you home with a trial pair in your prescription. The trial period allows us to ensure your eyes are adapting well to your new contact lenses, and that your vision is clear and your eyes are comfortable.

When we give you your trial contact lenses, we will also schedule a follow-up appointment with you. This allows us to check in with you after you’ve had a chance to try your new contacts and make sure you’re happy with them.

If you’re satisfied with your contact lenses, we will provide you with a copy of your contact lens prescription and order a supply of contact lenses for you. If things aren’t quite right, we will work with you to try different powers, styles, and brands of contact lenses until we find the right pair to suit your needs.

Specialty Contact Lenses Available

Some eyes require specialized lenses. To help as many patients as possible enjoy the freedom that contact lenses can offer, Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare carries a wide selection of specialty contact lenses to suit your needs.

Scleral contact lenses are a type of specialty contact lens that is designed to rest on the whites of your eyes (the sclera) and vault over your cornea. This makes them an ideal choice for patients with irregularly shaped corneas, such as individuals with astigmatism or keratoconus. They may also be prescribed to patients who want to wear contact lenses but also suffer from dry eyes.

Scleral contact lenses can also be used as a bandage for patients who have recently undergone corneal transplants. Their domed design ensures that the cornea is protected, but not touched, while it heals.

Orthokeratology lenses (commonly called ortho-k) are temporarily used to correct hyperopia, astigmatism, and can be used as a myopia control strategy. These rigid, gas-permeable lenses are worn overnight, where they gently reshape your cornea as you sleep, providing you with clear vision the next day.

This corneal reshaping is only temporary, so you will need to wear your ortho-k lenses every night to enjoy clear vision the next day without the use of glasses or contact lenses.

Toric contact lenses are specially designed for individuals with astigmatism. Unlike standard, spherical lenses (which feature only one prescription), toric lenses feature different prescriptions on their vertical and horizontal axes, which map to the appropriate regions on your eye.

To enjoy clear vision, toric lenses need to remain rotationally stable. This is achieved by weighting the bottom portion of the lens, which then acts as an anchor and keeps the lens from rotating throughout the day.

Multifocal contact lenses, just like multifocal glasses, are typically prescribed to individuals with presbyopia. Presbyopia affects our near vision and is a common refractive condition that many of us will develop as we age.

Multifocal contact lenses are made with two or more prescriptions and are designed to allow you to easily and smoothly shift your gaze from near objects to distant objects and vice versa. To ensure you can shift your gaze smoothly without needing to switch between different pairs of contact lenses or glasses, these lenses feature concentric rings that alternate between your near and distance prescriptions.

Multifocal contact lenses can also be aspheric, meaning one prescription transitions seamlessly into the next.

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

The large diameter and thin edges of these lenses make them less likely to be dislodged during sports or other high-impact activities, making them popular among athletes.

Could contact lenses be a good fit for your lifestyle? Are your current contact lenses not meeting your needs? Book your contact lens exam and fitting today.

Contact Lens Brands Offered by Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare

For a list of all the brands we carry, please visit our All Brands page.

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Where are we located?

Dr. Finley’s Family Eyecare is conveniently located on the corner of Pine Street and Monroe Street, across the road from the Pine Street Plaza.


709 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 471-7810
Fax: 703.471.6549
[email protected]

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