Friendly Eyes Optometry
Independent Doctor of Optometry
Taking charge of your health requires you to be informed, and that is just what you’ll be after a comprehensive eye exam. Plus, we’ll do our best to answer any questions you have about your exam or eye care in a way that is easy to understand.
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- Contact Lens Examination
- Contact Lens Fittings
- Online Scheduling
- Same Day Exams
- Walk-in Exams
- Medical Eye Exams
- Computer Vision
- Contact Lens Exams
- Diabetic Exams
We accept most insurances, including:
- Blue View
- Humana Vision
- American Express
Friendly Eyes Optometry
4822C Valley View Blvd NW
, Virginia 24012
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Frequently Asked Questions
When should I see an optometrist?
When should I see an optometrist?1
You should see an optometrist once a year whether or not you believe you need vision correction. An annual eye exam can detect not only eye diseases but also other diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Schedule your eye exam today.
What should I bring to my eye exam?
What should I bring to my eye exam?1
You should bring your vision insurance and medical insurance information to your eye exam. If you currently wear any prescription lenses, bring your eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. You should also bring any and all questions you may have. Contact your optometrist if you have specific questions about any additional items you think you may need to bring to your eye exam.
How do I know if my child needs glasses?
How do I know if my child needs glasses?1
Taking your child to an optometrist for an eye exam is the best way to learn if your child needs glasses. Many children who need glasses aren’t aware that they do. Signs of vision problems in children include sitting too close to the television, squinting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with eye-hand coordination, and avoiding visual activities like reading and drawing. To see if your child needs glasses, schedule your child’s eye exam today.
How does vision change with age?
How does vision change with age?1
Changes in vision that occur with age include reduced pupil size, dry eyes, loss of peripheral vision, decreased color vision, and vitreous detachment. The most common vision problem that comes with age is presbyopia, which is the normal and unavoidable age-related loss of focusing ability. Different types of lenses can provide help for presbyopia. The risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy increases with age too. Your optometrist will discuss any age-related vision problems you’re experiencing at your next annual eye exam.
Who can wear contact lenses?
Who can wear contact lenses?1
Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with your optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.
USE YOUR NEW VISION BENEFITS
The best time to schedule your annual eye exam is now! Your vision benefits may have renewed at the beginning of the year*. You’ll always get the most out of your annual eye exam because we use the latest innovative technology that helps us provide you with a complete picture of your eye health and vision. Not only do we accept most vision plans for eye exams, but your plan may also cover eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses too. You can also get the most out of your Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars, so even more savings at the end of the day. Schedule your eye exam online today *Insurance plans may vary. Consult your benefits for more details.