About Us - Brahm Opticians

For many years, Brahm Opticians has been regarded as the outstanding provider of eye care services for Alexandria and its surrounding communities. At our practice, you will find a compassionate and experienced team who are dedicated to providing a full spectrum of high-quality personalized eye care for your whole family. Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations by providing friendly service, professional care, and quality products at affordable prices.

We also carry a wide selection of designer frames, sunglasses and sports eyewear in our optical shop in order to fulfill the individual needs of each of our patients. Some of the designer frames we carry are Silhoutte, Kenneth Cole, LuLuCabana, Cavalli, Costa del Mar, Cinzia, Timberland, Anglo American, Scott Harris, Nicole Miller, Eyefunc and Apex. If, for any reason, there is a problem with your frames, we will do everything we can to make sure you are completely satisfied.  At Brahm Opticians our mission is to provide our patients with great vision and eye health. 

Meet Our Staff

Nancy Benjamin - Owner

Entrepreneur, Author, Teacher, Philanthropist, Mother Nancy Benjamin, a Northern Virginia native, is the sole owner and operator of Brahm Opticians. Nancy began her career as an optician in 1979. At the age of just 16, she entered the opticianry workforce as an apprentice and began aggressively pursuing and obtaining the necessary certifications and credentials to one day strike out on her own. A distinctive entrepreneurial spirit guided her, and a short time later in 1987 she accomplished her dream of becoming a business owner by acquiring Brahm Opticians, all while balancing the demands of early motherhood and raising a family. She has tirelessly demonstrated devotion to her trade, fostering future entrepreneurs by providing instruction in her field for over 30 years.

She is also a published author of several technical opticianry text books. Nancy has lived and worked in the West End of Alexandria for over 30 years and has involved herself philanthropically throughout her residence. As the mother of four children, all of whom attended City of Alexandria Public Schools, she played an active role throughout the years in the school system and the community. She's held numerous positions in the schools' PTAs, donated time and financial resources to the schools and to help feed and shelter the homeless. In addition to her business acumen, her friendly nature has been one of her greatest assets enabling her to build a loyal customer base and solid relationships in the community over the years.

Credentials:
VA State Licensed
ABO Certified (American Board of Opticianry)
Refractometry Certified
VA Apprentice Training Program Organizations
Board of Directors, WEBA (West End Business Association) - Membe
ABO (American Board of Opticians) - Member
NAO (National Academy of Opticians) - Member
VAO (Virginia Association of Opticians) - Member
NASE (National Association of Self Employed)
Former Board of Directors, Sleepy Hollow Pre-School (6 years)
PTA member and former VP, President, Fundraising Chair (8 years )
Board of Directors, Alexandria Crew Boosters
Alexandria Host Lion's Club (23 years)
Philanthropy: - TC Williams High School Crew Team Volunteer and Financial Benefactor
Eyeglasses for Lion's Club recipients
Alexandria Scholarship Fund Donator
Alexandria Scholarship Telethon
Financial Supporter of Athletics at TC Williams HS
Financial Contributor to TC Williams New School
TC Williams Titan Expo
DC Central Kitchen
Help the Homeless Walkathon (4 years)
Spring for Alexandria, since 2010
Take Your Son or Daughter to Work Day, since 2010
Lions Club Vision and Hearing Van

Payment Options:

We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Debit credit cards as well as personal checks. 

Convenient Location:

Our office is located at 4660 Kenmore Ave 101, Alexandria, Virginia 22304

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Office Location

4660 Kenmore Ave 101
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Phone: 703-751-2800

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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