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Contact lenses in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.contact lens exams

Contact lenses offer several advantages over eyeglasses when it comes to vision correction, convenience, and appearance. At Metropolitan Optical, we want you to know that there continue to be advancements in the technology and construction of contacts. The ones being offered today provide better vision and are easier to wear than even the ones from a few years ago. When you come in for our contact lenses in Washington D.C., we ensure not only that you will achieve the best vision that you’re capable of having, but also that they are the right choice for the current state of your eyes. We do this through a contact lens exam prior to fitting you for your lenses.

The basic breakdown of contact lenses is a choice between soft and hard lenses. While hard lenses may take a little more effort to grow accustomed to, sharper and clearer vision are a benefit of them and they are typically the best choice for addressing severe nearsightedness or astigmatism. Soft lenses come in four basic varieties to meet your lifestyle needs: daily wear, extended wear, disposable, and color-changing. But now, there are two great new innovations among our contact lenses in Washington D.C. With 1 Day ACUVUE TrueEye™ lenses, you get a daily disposable that that lets your eyes breathe like never before. And they’re comfortable to wear all day long. And with Bausch & Lomb PureVision multi-focal lenses, correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism with unprecedented efficiency. There has never been a better time to wear contacts.

A contact lens exam is the way that we ensure that your prescription will give you maximum benefit and cause you no fuss, trouble, difficulties, or discomfort. Our optometrist will check your eyelids, conjunctiva, and corneas, including their curvature. These are the parts of your eyes that your contacts will be touching. It’s important to detect any potential issues ahead of fitting you for your lenses. This is just another part of our ongoing commitment to you, our valued patient, that extends far beyond selling you contact lenses. Whether you already wear contacts or have never done so before, call us today to schedule a contact lens exam and get started.

Contact Lenses Washington DC
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787

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Astigmatism Washington DC

Are you experiencing an increasing number of headaches while driving into work? Does your child often complain of being unable to see in the classroom from being too far from the board? These can be more than just problems with stress or growth, but are in fact the signs of a developing of optical condition inside your eyes. Vision problems can develop at any age, and as such patients should begin from early in life to receive annual eye exams from their local Washington DC optical shop. You can always find the state of the art care you need to diagnose astigmatism with comprehensive examinations from Metropolitan Optical.

Washington DC Eye Care

Washington DC Eye Care

Astigmatism is one of the most commonly diagnosed optical conditions today at your trusted Washington DC optical shop. Unlike other more destructive diseases of the eye, astigmatism is an optical condition which develops naturally due to problems with optical growth since birth. This condition is genetic, and as such patients with a family history will often develop this problem. When the eye is not completely round, this causes a problem with the refraction of light into the eye. A perfectly round eye will allow the light, which carries important information for sight, to enter the retina without issue, where the information is translated into a perfect image. Eyes with astigmatism scatter this light across multiple parts of the retina, causing the information to be jumbled and lost, and forming a blurred image often at numerous distances.

Astigmatism is often diagnosed in young patients as it develops early. Parents with astigmatism should take care to book annual eye exams for their children, in order to insure children do not suffer from difficulties learning due to their inability to see notes in the classroom. Symptoms of astigmatism include distance vision that suffers from distorting waves or blurring, as well as fatigue, headaches, and optical pain due to eyestrain. Eyestrain happens from any undiagnosed optical illness, occurring when the eyes are being forced to work harder than they are accustomed to in order to see clearly. Headaches, fatigue while driving or reading at a distance, and pain in the eyes are common symptoms of eyestrain. Astigmatism can be easily treated through toric contact lenses or ophthalmic eyeglasses from your professional Washington DC optical shop.

You can find the care you need for astigmatism at any age with regular eye exams from your neighborhood Washington DC optical shop. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the practice of Metropolitan Optical utilize the latest technology in our comprehensive optical examinations to insure an exact diagnosis for immediate treatment of your vision problems. With the help of Metropolitan Optical you can receive the care you need for clear vision you can count on.

Eye Strain Washington DC
1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20006
(202) 730-9787