Category Archives: Protective Eyewear

Reading Glasses in Alexandria

Alexandria Eyeglasses

If you are around the age of forty years old or older, you may notice that your eyes simply just do not work the same way they used to. You may not have had any kind of vision problems in your life, and suddenly find yourself holding your morning newspaper at arm’s length just to make out the words in the Op-Ed that day. If you can relate, know that this is a very common problem, and that it is easily fixable. It is likely you have an eye condition called presbyopia, a condition that our experts in reading glasses in Alexandria see in the patients that visit us at Brahm & Powell Opticians quite often. Presbyopia is a weakening of the lens of the eye over time, which inhibits its ability to focus properly. It happens gradually, so the vision difficulties you are experiencing could have been years in the making. If you think you might have presbyopia, you should schedule an appointment with the eye experts here at Brahm & Powell Opticians. We can confirm a diagnosis of presbyopia after a basic eye examination here at our office, and it can easily be treated with some of our high quality reading glasses in Alexandria. If you already have a vision condition that requires glasses, you may be interested in bifocal or multifocal lenses, or in corrective eye surgery. These are all options that our eye care experts can discuss with you during your next visit with us.

If you are looking to learn more about our reading glasses in Alexandria, or any of the other wonderful eye care products and services available to you here at Brahm & Powell Opticians, we encourage you to visit our main website to browse through some additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like cleared up, the friendly team of staff at our office is ready and waiting to help you. Feel free to reach out to us either by phone or online. You might also choose to stop in and visit us in person during our regular hours of operation.

Eyeglass Prescriptions Alexandria
113 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-596-0200

Alexandria Eyewear Store

Rec Spec Eyewear 22314

We all like to look hip and trendy in our sunglasses but our sun and sports eyewear serve other purposes besides looking good and blocking out the sun’s harmful rays. Sunglasses can be prescription or non-prescription and worn for walking, driving, on the beach or other outdoor activities but when you wear sunglasses to participate in sports activities, there are definitely specific sunglasses intended for certain sports. Many designers have also blended their fashionable good looks with a functional, sports-minded lens. At our Alexandria eyewear store, we can help you find some of your favorite designer sunglasses, and sports eyewear to be worn while playing your preferred sport. If you don’t see your designer of choice displayed in our optical gallery, please let us know and we will do our best to get them for you.

Prescription Sports Eyewear 22314

Prescription Sports Eyewear 22314

Rec Specs has been the leader in the growing national movement that promotes eye safety during scholastic and recreational sports. Rec Specs were introduced in 1978 as the first Rx-able protective sports eyewear and you can find them in the optical gallery at our Alexandria eyewear store. Today there are over 20,000 eye care professionals, nationally and internationally, who rely on Rec Specs when it pertains to providing the best possible protective sports eyewear to both children and adults.

As sports participation statistics continue to escalate, and new “extreme” sports gain in popularity, the number of athletes who fall victim to eye injuries has the potential to grow at shocking rates. School-aged competitors are particularly inclined to eye injuries since their athletic skills (balance, hand-eye coordination, speed, and reaction time) are still being developed. However, regardless of an individual’s age or skill level, every athlete’s eyes, unfortunately, become targets for injuries. Research has shown that, under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eyewear. Most Rec Specs are tested to withstand the ASTM F803 impact resistant standards for racquetball, handball, basketball, paddleball, squash, and tennis, when fitted with polycarbonate lenses. Other Rec Specs designs available at our Alexandria eyewear store can be used during water activities like swimming and jet skiing and winter sports like snowboarding and skiing.

Sports Eyewear Alexandria
113 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-596-0200