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Home » What's New » Why GP’s Might be a Good Choice for You

Why GP’s Might be a Good Choice for You

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!

 

Although you may be more accustomed to soft contact lenses, another lesser-known brand of contact lenses exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes known as oxygen permeable lenses.

In truth, hard lenses involve newer technology than soft contacts, and they last longer, are often more successful in improving vision, and provide improved durability and resistance to protein deposits. Further they may also be cheaper in the long run than soft lenses. Certainly, its best to first consult with your eye doctor to determine if RGPs suit your needs. Our optometry office can assist you in ascertaining if GP lenses are suitable for you.

Because an RGP is composed of inflexible material, it does a good job of retaining its shape when you blink, which tends to allow for crisper vision than the typical soft lens. Furthermore GPs are extremely durable. Though they will break if stepped on, they don’t easily rip like soft lenses. Also, because they're made of substances that don't contain water, proteins or lipids from your tears don’t stick to GPs as readily as they will to soft lenses. People that are especially particular about quality of vision will most likely opt for RGPs.

GPs are also an often preferred option for those with special considerations such as astigmatism, presbyopia or keratoconus, in which standard contacts may not produce the desired visual acuity. RGPs are also preferable for contact users post refractive surgery.

If you are considering RGP lenses, make sure to first speak to your optometrist to find out if you truly are a candidate. Who knows…hard lenses might be the right match for you!