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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

Local Alexandria Optical Store

Local Alexandria Optical Store

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.

Types of Contact Lenses Alexandria

Types of Contact Lenses Alexandria

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.

Contact Lenses Alexandria
113 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-596-0200