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Why it Might Not Be Wise to Purchase Eyeglasses Online

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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 👀🥶

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 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 ( 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!

Why it might not be a wise decision to purchase Eyeglasses Online

In today's world, where more and more consumers have become accustomed to buying anything and everything on the Web, glasses are one item that needs to be carefully considered prior to clicking that purchase button. Here's why. Even though Internet stores often promote reduced prices, the advantages of choosing an optical store far overshadow the "deals" you might get through the Internet.

One of the most important reasons for buying glasses at an optical boutique is that you have an experienced optician to guide you in your selection. Our staff can assist you with the numerous variables you need to consider in selecting glasses. If you order online, you forgo the specialized input of an eye care expert.

Above and beyond the assistance a professional can offer at a real eye wear store, an additional advantage you have is that you get to try out the glasses prior to purchasing. Eyeglasses that don't sit right can cause pain and frustration and may also reduce the efficacy of your prescription. Plus, you don't get to see how they really look or how they feel until you have them in your hands to try on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require accurate fit and comfort to work effectively.

Even more than the fit and feel of your glasses, proper eyesight demands correct Pupillary Distance calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the clearest vision, so it's crucial to accurately determine the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to assess your own PD, but without it, your lenses won't be placed correctly within the frames.

Yes, Web-based buying is often great for other products, but in the cas of glasses your best bet is sticking to your local optometry office where you can benefit from the staff expertise and advice.