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Franconia Opticians

Franconia Opticians

The standard eye exam for eyeglasses is also performed when you want to wear contact lenses. Our Franconia opticians at Brahm & Powell Opticians will test the clarity of your vision using an eye chart. Our eye doctors also determine if you have any blurry vision or visual imperfections that prevent your eyes from properly focusing light. Once the eye doctor has finished the standard exam, your eyes will be measured to make sure that lenses sit properly over your corneas. You may also be asked to wear trial lenses during your visit to see how your eyes adapt to them. Our Franconia opticians are able to provide you with several contact lens options, choosing between multifocal, bifocal, rigid or soft lenses and you also have the choice to change the color of your eyes with colored lenses. If you are visiting Brahm & Powell Opticians requesting contact lenses for the first time, we will give you a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate for wearing contacts. Because there are so many lens choices, our educated eye doctors will listen closely to your goals and choose the lens that best suits your lifestyle.

Eye Exams Franconia

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Our eye doctors have several other tests to evaluate your eyes for contact lenses, including corneal topography. Because a contact lens rests on the cornea when inserted into your eye, the curvature of the cornea must be measured precisely in order to guarantee the most ideal and healthiest fit. Another important test that will be done by our Franconia opticians is the slit lamp examination. Even though this test is performed during a regular eye exam, our eye doctor may spend more time doing a slit lamp exam for a contact lens wearer. Occasionally, medical eye problems are identified that need to be treated before continuing on with the fitting.

After contact lens options are discussed, actual diagnostic contact lenses will be placed onto your eyes. A visual acuity test will then be performed to determine how well a contact lens actually corrects your vision. If you’ve never worn contact lenses, you will be taught the proper way to insert, remove and disinfect them. Our Franconia opticians will make sure you are aware how important hygiene, cleanliness and disinfection are when it comes to your’ lenses. You will most likely be allowed to wear the contact lenses for a week and then return for a follow-up visit. At the follow-up visit, our eye doctors will re-evaluate the contact lenses and solve any potential problems. Fitting contact lenses is a precise procedure that requires the level of expertise you will find at Brahm & Powell Opticians.

Franconia Contact Lens Exam
113 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-596-0200

Franconia Eye Doctor

Franconia Eye Doctor

In general, as our bodies age, we face greater health problems. This definitely holds true in regards to the health of our eyes. Older individuals face a greater risk of developing conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. In order to stay ahead of these problems before they take a significant toll on the quality of your life, you need to have your eyes regularly examined by a trained and skilled optic professional. At Brahm & Powell Opticians, our Franconia eye doctor will take a close look at your eyes to make sure these conditions get diagnosed and treated early.

Franconia Eye Care

Franconia Eye Care

Glaucoma, a general phrase for a variety of conditions, results in optic nerve damage. Often, this is caused by high pressure inside the eyes. Although many individuals do not notice the gradual loss of vision caused by glaucoma, as the condition worsens, it can lead to blindness. Although anybody can be affected by glaucoma, the older you get, the more likely you are to develop it. The same can be said for macular degeneration, another condition which robs patients of their sight. The age-related versions of this condition come in two forms, the more aggressive “wet” age-related macular degeneration, and the less dangerous “dry” age-related macular degeneration. While one has a more rapid effect than the other on the loss of sight, both need to be treated, and the best way to prevent them from doing major damage is to catch them early. Cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye, are also more likely to affect older patients. All of these conditions and more can be managed, but they are treated most effectively when a doctor has the opportunity to examine a patient’s eyes and catch them early. At Brahm & Powell Opticians, your eyes will be in the care of a Franconia eye doctor who knows the importance of diagnosing these conditions before they have a significant effect on a patient’s life.

Getting the right care for your eyes is always important, but even more so as you age. As we get older, we need to take even more steps to preserve our health. When it comes to the health of your eyes, that means finding a Franconia eye doctor with experience, as well as a passion for patient care. At Brahm & Powell, that is exactly what you will get.

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