If you need to get a new pair of contact lenses or eyeglasses, you will definitely want to come to our eye care practice, Brahm & Powell Opticians. At our vision practice you will be able to purchase contact lenses or new eyeglasses, or have your eyeglasses repaired. We also offer in-house fabrication of eyeglasses which will provide you with a very quick turnaround on your new eyewear purchase. When you need a contact lens exam, to get contacts in Huntington VA, you will be able to be seen by the in-house optometrists of Alexandria Eye Associates.
During a contact lens exam, your eyes will be thoroughly examined to make sure they are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. The optometrist will also get a precise reading on any refractive errors you may have so that the lenses will offer exact vision correction. Finally, measurements of your eyes will be taken, including the curvature of your cornea and the size of your iris. This is done because in order for contact lenses to be safe to wear, they must fit your eyes precisely. When contact lenses do not fit your eyes correctly, the cornea can be damaged. If ill-fitting contact lenses are worn on a continuous basis, permanent cornea damage can also occur. When you want to get contacts in Huntington VA, we hope you will come to our vision practice to purchase your new contacts.
As part of the contact lens exam, your eyes will be screened for many different eye diseases and disorders. Among the vision problems your eyes will be screened for are: glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; macular degeneration; cataracts; retinal tears; dry eyes; and other problems of the cornea, retina, and macula. Even if you have astigmatism or dry eye, you can get contacts in Huntington VA which will be comfortable for you and which will provide you with great vision correction. At the same time, you may also want to purchase a new pair of eyeglasses which you will want to wear when you do not wear your contact lenses. When people take off their contact lenses in the evening to rest their eyes, and it is always good to have a great pair of eyeglasses so that you can comfortably read and watch TV. Rebecca Fertig, our owner, and Allen Cleveland and Bridget Marshall, our other expert opticians, always stand ready to help you with all of your eyeglass needs.