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.
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.