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Home » What's New » Book Your Eye Exam in Lexington, KY, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

Book Your Eye Exam in Lexington, KY, in Honor of Cataracts Awareness Month

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!


A surprising number of adults don't know that cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in individuals 55 and over. In fact, more than half of the people over sixty-five have some amount of cataracts.


What are cataracts?


A cataract is when the lens becomes clouded. The clouding prohibits the transmission of light that is essential for proper eyesight.


Signs of cataracts


Cataracts are sometimes mistaken as typical age-related sight loss, yet there are a number of signs that set them apart. Depending on the type of cataract, you may experience slightly blurred vision, increased glare from sun light or artificial light or a decrease in color vibrancy. Some cataracts show no signs until they are well developed while others may even result in what is known as second sight'' or a temporary improvement in near vision.


Cataract originates from the Latin cataracta which means ''waterfall''. This may be because the appearance of white opacities in the eye resembles the white cloudy rapids seen in a waterfall. Cataracts that develop as a result of aging typically show an initial cloudiness in the lens, followed by swelling and shrinkage of the lens leading to eventual blindness.


Cataract Prevention and Treatment


Researchers have not found fail-safe ways to avoid the development of cataracts but some say that guarding your eyes from UV rays with sunglasses can reduce cataract development. Some studies indicate that taking antioxidants and limited consumption of salt can also play a role in prevention.


During the early stages, visual aids can help improve loss of sight, nevertheless, at some point vision will likely deteriorate to a level to necessitate surgery. Surgery for cataracts is actually the most frequently performed surgery in the US and is typically quite successful. In the standard surgery, the surgeon takes out the opaque lens and replaces it with what is called an intraocular lens (IOL) made of plastic. In nine out of 10 patients, nearly perfect vision is achieved.


To ensure early diagnosis and treatment you should book an annual eye exam to check for signs of vision diseases such as cataracts. Contact our Lexington, KY optometry practice today to book an exam.