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Ashburn Eye Care - Clary Eye Associates

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At Clary Eye Associates we welcome patients of all ages to our Ashburn Eye Care Center. Our trusted Ashburn optometrist, Dr. Doran provides optical and medical eye care services to satisfy your family’s needs at any age, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Depending upon your age, lifestyle and overall health condition, vision care requirements change. In our friendly clinic, we become familiar with each individual patient in order to customize eye exams and treatment options.

Our family eye care services include eye exams for kids and adults, vision correction, myopia management, specialty contact lens fitting, and management of age-related eye disease. Conveniently located and dedicated to eye and vision care in Ashburn, we are privately owned and able to offer personalized service to our patients and office hours to suit every family’s schedule.

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Why Choose Clary Eye Associates?

Our highly trained and compassionate team make the difference between a good and great visit.

Our practice serves the entire family; generations of great vision, stunning eyewear and full service eye care.

We have one of the most extensive eyewear collections in the area. We stay on top of trends and favorite styles.

We're right in your backyard! Forget about having to travel far for great care, walk-ins are welcome!

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We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials.

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Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

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Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

Ask Our Ashburn Optometrist a Question...


What is the examination like to determine if someone has dry eyes?

A large part of the examination is finding out what the patient is experiencing and determining the type of dry eye causing the symptoms. We examine the surface of the eye under a microscope to look at the quantity and the quality of the tear film. Additionally, we examine the eyelids and the glands inside the eyelids to insure they are healthy.

What are the typical treatments for dry eyes?

There are a wide range of treatments ranging from over the counter products to specialty laser procedures. Many times using artificial tears and vitamin supplements can help boost the tear film. There are prescription eye drops that can aid in tear production as well as laser procedures for patients with more advanced dry eye.

Are there any recommendations to help people avoid dry eye?

Of course – stay hydrated and making sure you consume enough water each day. Additionally, take breaks from your computer and smart phone. I recommend the 20/20/20 Rule – take a 20 second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away and blink your eyes. Finally, wearing sunglasses is critical to protecting the surface of the eye and the eyelids from UV exposure.

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Q&A for Myopia Control


What is Myopia? What is the progression?

Commonly known as nearsightedness, myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back. Instead of focusing images on the retina—the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye—the lens of the eye focuses the image in front of the retina. People with myopia tend to have a good near vision but poor distance vision.

People with myopia can typically see well enough to read a book or computer screen but struggle to see objects farther away. Sometimes people with undiagnosed myopia have headaches and eyestrain from struggling to clearly see things in the distance. 

Very Commonly the initial amount of myopia tends to increase over the first 10 to 15 years of initial onset.  This increase is known as myopia progression.

What age does it begin and when does it stop progressing?

The typical age of onset is about 10 years old give or take 2 years. However, it can occur somewhat sooner or later depending on the patient. In fact, my field worldwide has seen the onset shift younger over the past few years as we look at the worldwide data. Myopia tends to stop progressing in a patient's mid 20's.

Why is the progression of Myopia a health concern?

Not only is myopia a visual concern, with higher degrees of myopia needing more and more correction (thicker/heavier glasses or contact lenses), as the eye elongates as it gets more myopic, the patient is more at risk for structural problems in the eye as well such as Retinal tears/detachments and macular scarring, among others.

At what age should you start controlling the progression of Myopia?

As soon as we see an unwanted progression of myopia the relative to its onset, and the patient is ready for the responsibility that comes with wearing contact lenses, we can start managing it.

What is Ortho K/Contact Lenses and how does it control Myopia?

Orthokeratology or "Ortho-K" is the fitting of specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (cornea) so you can see clearly the following day after you remove the lenses when you wake up.  Studies have shown that this treatment is one of three methods that are effective in our goal of stagnating the progression of myopia.

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Eye Emergencies

If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: 703-662-0700 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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Clary Eye Associates

20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Suite 186
Ashburn, VA 20147
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