When you need to get contact lenses in Alexandria, we hope the first place you will think of visiting is Brahm & Powell Opticians. Ours is a family-owned and operated business. We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality of care. Our practice is open to all members of the family, young and old. We are proud to be able to offer a large selection of designer eyewear, sunglasses and contact lenses. We cater to those looking for items to fit all budgets. We also specialize in contact lens exams and fittings.
Rebecca Fertig is the owner of Brahm & Powell Opticians. When you visit our practice, Dr. Fertig, or an associate optometrist, will perform a comprehensive contact lens exam when you want to get contact lenses in Alexandria. A comprehensive contact lens exam first contains all the elements of a regular eye exam. First, your visual acuity will be determined. Then your eyes will be examined for any signs of diseases or disorders. Once this is completed, and your eyes are determined to be healthy and ready for contact lens wear, measurements will be taken so that your new contact lenses will fit your eyes perfectly. The curvature of the clear part of your eye is also measured so that the lens will fit perfectly and offer the perfect vision correction. Your doctor will also discuss the different kind of contact lens options open to you.
When you get contact lenses in Alexandria, at Brahm & Powell Opticians, your optometrist will recommend what kind of contacts will best suit you. Sometimes if you have an astigmatism, or some other eye condition, your doctor will recommend that you get hard contact lenses. Although hard contact lenses can be more difficult to get used to, and may not offer the complete comfort of soft contacts, they do sometimes provide greater vision correction for certain conditions. If you want to see perfectly sharply with astigmatism, this may be your best bet. However now the soft toric lenses prove to be a good alternative for many patients. Soft contact lenses continue to be the most popular choice for contact lens wearers. Soft contacts come in several different wear options: extended wear contacts can be worn overnight for a certain period of time without removal; daily wear contacts are worn for a day at a time and then removed for cleaning overnight; finally, disposable wear contacts are worn for a single wear and then are disposed of. Soft contact lenses also come as color-changing lenses, if you want to change the appearance of your eye color.