Our Annandale optical store is the one place you need to get eyeglasses, contact lenses, and all related eyewear and accessories. But at Brahm & Powell Opticians, we’re also concerned with your eye health. This means everything from yearly screenings for common eye diseases to the diagnosis and treatment of acute symptoms to management of specific conditions long-term. If it involves your eyes, then you can count on our eye doctor to help.
The foundation of top eye care is a comprehensive eye exam, which our Annandale optical store recommends for all our valued patients on an annual basis. Of course, your vision will be tested. Your eyesight changes with time and it’s important to ensure that you get a prescription for corrective lenses if you need them. Or if you already wear glasses or contacts, an update might be required to give you the best vision that you’re capable of having. And for your convenience, our optical department is fully stocked with designer frames and contact lenses. We will fill your prescription right here, where you can be certain that it will be done right.
Did you know that most common eye diseases have no symptoms to alert you in their early stages? By the time you become aware of a problem, it typically is because you have already suffered some damage to your eyes or some degree of vision loss. Regular exams will let our Annandale optical store find any indications early, when treatment options are the simplest and most likely to be successful.
If you do notice anything unusual, you should not hesitate to call and schedule an exam, regardless of when you had your last checkup. Are your eyes watery, itchy, or red? Are you noticing any pain? Maybe you have experienced some recent changes to your vision that concern you. That’s what our Annandale optical store is here for. This includes not just you, but your children. Childhood eye problems, such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or drooping eyelid are essential to detect and treat. Call us today and book an appointment. Your eyes deserve it.
A complete eye exam involves a series of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases. Each test performed by your trusted optometrists and opticians at Brahm & Powell Guild Opticians during an eye exam evaluates a different aspect of your vision. Our comprehensive eye exams are performed in house by the optometrists of Alexandria Eye Care: Dr. Matthew Stich, Dr. Margaret Johnson, and Dr. Alison Sinyai.
Contrary to what many people believe, during a comprehensive eye exam, our eye doctors do much more than just determine your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our Alexandria VA opticians will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision problems are important for maintaining good vision and eye health, and when possible, preventing vision loss. Additionally, some medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease, as well as certain medications, can affect eye health. It is important to discuss your medical history, and medication that you are taking with your eye doctor in order to receive proper treatment.
Among the many procedures involved in a comprehensive Alexandria eye exam, the optometrists of Brahm & Powell will perform the following: Visual Acuity Test, Color Deficiency Test, Cover Test, Retinoscopy, Refraction, Slit-Lamp Examination, Tonometry or Glaucoma Test, and a Visual Field Test. Occasionally, you will receive a dilated eye exam or a diabetic eye exam, which allows the doctor to see the back of your eye and investigate the possibility of damage to the blood vessels, the back of the eye and the optic nerve due to diabetes.