When you consider the advantages of wearing contact lenses, you realize that they have a lot going for them. At Brahm & Powell Opticians, we carry a wide selection of contact lenses, soft and hard, disposable, and extended wear- even color changing. Our local Alexandria optical store will work with you to fill your prescription and fit your new contacts so that you improve your vision and achieve the maximum amount of comfort in the process. After all, contact lenses only work when you wear them; and you wear them when they good.
Unlike eyeglasses, with contact lenses you achieve a more natural vision and you maintain your full range of peripheral vision. Contacts cause no change to your appearance. Well, except for color changing ones but that is on purpose, of course. It is also easier to engage in sports or other physical activities with contact lenses rather than eyeglasses. Our local Alexandria optical store will do everything possible to ensure that your contact lenses will fit you comfortably and well. We will test them in hour eyes in various positions until we find the one that combines optimal vision correction with the greatest ease of comfort.
Each year, you should get a comprehensive eye exam so that your prescription can be updated if necessary. Your vision needs do change with time and if your contact lenses are more than a year old, they may not be up to date and giving you the maximum benefit. If it has been over twelve months since your last eye exam, please call us right away and schedule an appointment. In addition to updating your prescription, an eye exam is helpful in screening for common eye diseases and problems, many of which have no symptoms in their early stages.
As mentioned earlier, you can choose among different types of contact lenses, depending on your personal taste and your vision requirements. There are daily wear, extended wear, disposables, and hard contact lenses (also known as rigid or gas-permeable). Contacts are available to correct astigmatism as well as in bifocal and multifocal format in the event you have more than one vision concern. Our local Alexandria optical store will advise you on which type is best for you and help you to make the ideal selection.