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Eye Doctors Alexandria

Vision Care Alexandria

Living with vision impairment takes some work. For those who live with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or any other visual acuity issue, it becomes necessary to visit an eye doctor as regularly as possible. Updating your optical prescription becomes a routine, but sometimes we can forget or even notice changes between visits. Whenever the symptoms arise, it is important that an appointment is made with an eye doctor. Here at Brahm & Powell Opticians our Alexandria eye doctors are here to monitor your eye health as well as your visual acuity.

Eye Care in Alexandria

Eye Care in Alexandria

Sometimes a change in vision can happen so gradually that it is actually not that noticeable. The change occurs over a long period time and the difference in visual sharpness is not made as clear without having a test done. But there are some smaller symptoms that may indicate an out of date optical prescription and our Alexandria eye doctors here at Brahm & Powell Opticians can help. You may have an out of date lens prescription if you find yourself squinting often, have trouble focusing, find that objects at different distances are blurry (depending on whether you are far sighted or near sighted), suffer from frequent headaches or a constant headache, or feel constant or regular eye strain. All of these symptoms are telling you that your eyes are working overtime in order to see clearly.

Sometimes your prescription can change slowly over time, so these symptoms may not be very noticeable at first. Regular visits with an eye doctor can help identify any of these visual changes, even if they are small. The smallest change in the magnification of your glasses or contact lenses can mean a world of difference. Our Alexandria eye doctors can provide you with a thorough visual examination, testing your eyes’ motor function as well as their visual acuity.

Our Alexandria eye doctors will test your vision with your current prescription lenses. If your eyes fail the visual acuity test provided you, then they will fit you with a new prescription. Schedule an appointment with us at Brahm & Powell Opticians and update your prescription today.

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

Optical Goods Store Alexandria

Optical Goods Store Alexandria

Not feeling terribly motivated to take time out of your busy schedule to see the eye doctor? It’s understandable. Overtime, family and a panoply of other obligations (including medical, dental and orthodontic appoints) mean that modern life is extremely busy. When you do get a spare moment, you hardly want to use it on something boring like getting your eyes check. Well, the eye experts at Brahm & Powell Opticians — your local Alexandria optical goods store — would like to remind you of the importance of up-to-date lens prescriptions, well-fitting eyeglasses and routine exams. Though all of the above may seem like optional luxuries, they’re actually indispensible. Here’s why.

Annual Eye Exams Alexandria

Annual Eye Exams Alexandria

Let’s start with a couple of obvious reasons for coming into Brahm & Powell Opticians for regular appointments and for keeping your prescriptions current. First off, if your prescription isn’t up-to-date, it means you’re not seeing as clearly as you should be. This doesn’t only make activities like reading more difficult and uncomfortable; it also makes activities like driving and (depending on your place of employment) working unsafe. Of course, the eye experts at your local Alexandria optical goods store know you’d never want to hurt anyone on purpose, but this is the risk you run going about your daily activities with a visual acuity deficit. Second — and this is related to the first — your vision also suffers if your frames have taken a beating and aren’t fitting your face like they used to. When the lenses in your glasses aren’t positioned correctly in relation to your eyes, the result is optical distortion, which, again, can be a danger to yourself and others. (It should be noted, however, that wearing the wrong prescription will cause permanent damage to your eye. This is a myth.)

A less obvious, but no less serious, reason to visit the eye doctor regularly is so that you can be sure to discover and treat glaucoma, retinal degeneration and other dangerous conditions as early as possible. Now do you see the importance of regular eye exams? We knew you would. Come into the office of Brahm & Powell Opticians — your local Alexandria optical goods store — as soon as possible. Call or use our website to schedule an appointment.

Optical Exams Alexandria
113 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-596-0200