Contact Lenses

Eye2Eye is dedicated to providing you with the most precise and personalized care for your eye health and vision needs. Our specialized contact lens exam goes beyond regular eye exams to ensure your contact lenses fit comfortably, promote clear vision, and support your lifestyle requirements.

What is a contact lens exam?
A contact lens exam is a specialized evaluation that focuses on your eyes' suitability for wearing contact lenses. Our experienced optometrists will assess your eye health, evaluate your eyelid and tear film, measure the curvature of your cornea, and determine your prescription accurately to ensure the right fit and comfort of your contact lenses.

Does my insurance cover a contact lens exam?
We understand the importance of insurance coverage for your eye care needs. Contact lens coverage varies among insurance plans. Our knowledgeable team will assist you in understanding your coverage and guide you through utilizing your benefits for contact lenses.

What are my options if I only want to wear contact lenses part-time?
If you prefer to wear contact lenses on occasion or for specific activities, we offer a range of part-time wear options. Your doctor will review the best type based on your activity and prescription. Realistic expectations are critical to a successful fitting. Whether you're seeking lenses for sports, special events, or occasional outings, we can recommend contact lens solutions that align with your needs and preferences.

I’m over 40 and need help with reading. Am I a good candidate for contact lenses?
For those who need assistance with reading while wearing contact lenses, we have solutions tailored to your requirements. Multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct presbyopia, a common condition that affects near vision as we age. These lenses provide functional vision for both near and distance tasks, ensuring you enjoy optimal visual comfort. Most patients still require glasses to fine-tune their distance vision, read small materials, or use them for other tasks.

Eye2Eye takes pride in delivering high-quality contact lens exams catering to your needs. Our team is dedicated to ensuring comfort, clarity, and convenience regarding contact lens wear. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive contact lens exam in Alexandria, VA, and experience the difference we can make in your eye care journey.


I have high astigmatism and have been told I can’t wear contacts. Are there new options now?

Just as technology changes for your phone and laptop, it also changes in improved contact lens design for advanced prescriptions. Our doctors are not only experienced but are up-to-date with the latest design changes to fit their patients with high astigmatism.

What contact lenses are best for patients with keratoconus?

Have you been told that you can only wear hard, uncomfortable contact lenses because you have keratoconus? Our doctors are experts in measuring, designing, and fitting lenses that are not only comfortable but will give you better vision than your glasses.

1. Scleral lenses: the Mercedes of lenses for those with keratoconus and dry eyes. This lens vaults over the irregular surface and provides a moisture chamber to keep the eye comfortable all-day

2. Hybrid hard/soft lenses: the benefits of the hard lens with the comfort of the soft. No more burning and irritation from one speck of dust getting in those old hard lenses.

What contact lenses are best for dry eyes?

Gone are the days of having your contact lenses dry out after 2-4 hours of wearing them. There are options that range from single use lenses to custom scleral lenses that help tackle the dry eyes experienced when using contact lenses.

Can kids wear contact lenses?

Yes, kids are perfect candidates if deemed mature enough to be able to insert and remove their own contact lenses. All of our pediatric patients are placed into affordable, healthy, and easy to use single use lenses in order to make it easy to start wearing them for school, sports, or special occasions.