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The Benefits of Gas Permeable Lenses

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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 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!

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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!

While soft contact lenses are most common, a second, lesser-known brand of contact lens materials exists: gas permeable (GP) lenses, sometimes known as oxygen permeable lenses.

In truth, RGP lenses involve more modern technology than soft lenses, and they are longer-lasting, offer finer vision quality, and offer increased resilience. Additionally GP lenses may also be cheaper in the long run than soft lenses. Of course, it's best to first consult with your optometrist to decide if RGP's suit your needs. Our optometry practice can assist you in ascertaining if you're a candidate for RGP lenses.

Because a GP lens is composed of inflexible material, it does a good job of maintaining its shape when you blink, which can provide crisper vision than the typical soft lens. In addition RGP's are extremely long-lasting. Though they will crack if stepped on, they don't tear easily like soft lenses. Further, because they're made of materials that don't contain water, proteins or lipids from your tears won't stick to RGP's as easily as they will to soft lenses. Those of you who are especially fussy about quality of vision will most likely choose gas permeable lenses.

RGP's are also a good choice for people with certain conditions such as astigmatism, presbyopia or keratoconus, in which soft lenses may not fit comfortably or provide enough variety. GP's are also preferable for those who need contact lenses after refractive surgery.

If you are considering hard lenses, be sure to first ask your eye doctor to determine if you definitely are a candidate. Who knows... hard lenses might be the perfect answer for you!