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Winter Has Arrived! Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses

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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!

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 ( 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!

Winter is officially here, which means in some locations bitter cold winds and cold rains and sometimes snow are also on the horizon. Most of us wouldn't ever contemplate of leaving the house without a coat in overcast weather, but unfortunately, many people don't think to take their sunglasses. While many of us aren't thinking about the glaring sunshine when we are venturing out to the freezing cold, the sun is still in full force in colder climates, and sometimes can be even stronger.

On occasions that you frequent a location with snow, it is wise to be extra cautious. Especially in the aftermath of a heavy snow fall, the blanket of snow covering the world around you, actually magnifies the reflection of the sun's rays. In fact, in many cases it can be painful to open your eyes when you first step outdoors after a glistening snow. The ultraviolet radiation that we are all so careful to avoid in the summer months may actually be more dangerous in the winter due to the fact that it reflects off the snow or ice, giving you a second exposure. This is why good sunglasses are an essential part of your winter attire.

Even though it's important to pick a style you look good in, the most important part of choosing sunglasses is checking that they will properly protect your eyes. Check that the lenses are 100% UV blocking by looking for an indication that they are labeled UV 400 (this means they block all light with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers, which includes both UVA and UVB rays.) The good news is you don't necessarily have to purchase designer glasses for adequate protection for your eyes. Dozens of reasonably priced brands are made with complete ultraviolet coverage.

Another important consideration in selecting sun wear is frame size. You will have the most protection when your glasses cover as much of the area around your eyes as possible. The more coverage you have, the less harmful radiation will be able to enter. Glasses with side shield will also prevent harmful rays from entering from the sides.

For those who enjoy snow or ice sports, you should be aware that the sun's rays are more powerful at peak heights, so be particularly cautious to protect your eyes on the slopes. Another way to add extra protection is put on a wide brimmed hat that covers your eyes.

Be in the know about the dangers of the sun's radiation to your eyes throughout the year. Don't leave home without your shades.