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Advice for Dealing with Symptoms of Eye Allergies

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ALL EyeMax Locations will be CLOSED Thursday 2/18 due to more inclement weather. Who’s ready for spring?!! WE ARE! 😭 Please stay safe at home & stay tuned for additional updates here and www.eyemaxeyes.com 👀🥶

For any ocular emergencies during this time, call Commonwealth Eye Surgery at (859)224-2655.

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ALL EyeMax Locations will be CLOSED Tuesday 2/16 due to inclement weather. Stay safe at home & stay tuned for additional updates here and Facebook!  👀🥶

DFB2719E A54F 4015 9241 A1C72DF64128Due to inclement weather conditions forecasted for tomorrow and for the safety of our staff and patients, EyeMax will be closed Thursday 2/11/2021.For ocular emergencies during this time, please call Commonwealth Eye Surgery at (859)224-2655.

All EyeMax Locations will be CLOSED Friday, January 1st.  Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

For ocular emergencies during this time, call Commonwealth Eye Surgery at (859)224-2655.Happy New Year Colorful

All EyeMax locations will be CLOSED Thursday 12/24 thru Sunday 12/27. If you have an ocular emergency during this time, please call Commonwealth Eye Surgery at (859)224-2655. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!!

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EyeMax is so grateful for all our wonderful patients and the opportunity you have given us to care for your eyes this year!

Providing excellent care and convenience to our patients is a top priority for EyeMax. That's one of the reasons we have chosen to build our practice inside Walmart- you're just a step or two away from ordering glasses and contacts in the Vision Center.

We also understand that many of our patients prefer ordering online, so we've implemented a new program to make that process even easier! EyeMax has partnered with Dr. Contact Lens (https://portal.drcontactlens.com/) to provide a location where our patients can access their prescription at any time, and order contacts with just a few clicks. Once your prescription is finalized, it will be uploaded to the secure website where it will be accessible to you through text or email. All our patients with a current prescription will be have access to this resource. If you have insurance benefits that you need to use, we may be able to help you apply these benefits as well.

We hope this change makes your life just a little bit easier. Something we can all use in 2020! Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 859-272-1422 if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!

EyeMax is offering telehealth appointments! Patients that are unable to come in the office can now take advantages of our telehealth services. These are the steps that will take place in scheduling a telehealth apt.
1. Patient will call the office to schedule a telehealth apt time and date
2. EyeMax will send you a link to your email
3. At the appointment time patient will click on the link
4. Once the patient clicks on the link The telehealth appointment with your Doctor will Start!

If you are experiencing red eyes, itchy eyes or watery eyes it could be due to spring eye allergies. For some, spring time is pollen season, marking the onset of uncomfortable symptoms such as red eyes, itchy eyes, stinging, burning and watery eyes. Seasonal eye allergies are largely due to the realease of tree and flower pollen into the air and can result in a severe impact on everyday functioning for those that suffer from them.

How can you protect your eyes this pollen season? If at all feasible, try to decrease contact with allergens by remaining indoors, especially when the pollen count is high. Closing windows, cooling off with air conditioners and putting on full-coverage shades when exposed to the elements may also protect your eyes from allergens in the air. A HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter can be used filter irritants from the air inside your home or office.

Since most of us leave the house on occasion, certain medications can treat symptoms such as red eyes, watery eyes or itchy eyes. It's possible that a basic over-the-counter rewetting drop with soothe and relieve itchy eyes or red eyes and flush out irritants. Medications containing antihistamines, decongestants or mast cell stabilizers will reduce inflammation of the eyes as well as other symptoms such as cold-like symptoms. Eye drops are sometimes recommended because they can work more quickly and effectively than pills or liquid medications to treat eye problems.

Approximately 54 million people have allergies, almost 50% of which are eye allergies. Eye allergies often run in their families and are the result of a hyper-sensitivity to an irritant in the eye regardless of whether is it harmful. The eye releases histamines and other immune mediators which result in excessive tears, itching, burning, redness, and irritation. When you are suffering from red, itchy eyes, don't rub them. Doing so can just increase the inflammation. Since often products that work to alleviate symptoms do need a prescription, if over-the-counter medications are not working for you, schedule a visit with your eye doctor.