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Cleaning Your Contacts

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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 www.eyemaxeyes.com 👀🥶

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 (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!

Users of contact lenses must practice proper eye care. Research conducted by Bausch & Lomb this past summer determined that an alarming number of adults are using strange substances rather than lens solution to clean their lenses. Products such as baby oil, beer, coke, petroleum jelly, fruit juices, butter as well as others were all mentioned as substitutions that were used, by one eighth of the two thousand adults polled in the survey conducted in the UK.

Even more of those queried reported that they use saliva when inserting their contacts. Considering that the mouth of the average adult is known to be the home of 500 to 650 varieties of germs, this can pose a serious health risk to your eyes. To worsen the situation, an alarming number of people presume that water from a tap or bottle is a suitable replacement for contact solution, nevertheless even those can contain parasites that can damage the eye and have been associated with Acanthamoeba keratitis, an infection that threatens your eyesight. Even moreso, if water enters your eyes when swimming or bathing while your contacts are in, it's a good idea to remove your contacts as soon as you can and thoroughly rinse them to rinse away any parasites that may have stuck to them.

The only liquid that should be used to wash, cleanse, moisten or store your contacts is approved contact solution. It's dangerous to keep your lenses in water! Keeping contacts in water does not sterilize them and dangerous pathogens can gather on your contacts within minutes and enter your eyes with the contacts. In addition, contact lens solution is made to compliment the saltiness of the tear film in your eyes and conversely water can cause discomfort or blurred vision because your lenses may stick or change shape.

When proper storage or cleansing is difficult for you, consider using one-use contacts instead of resusable lenses. You should always take age, daily routine and level of maturity into consideration when determining which contact lens options are best for the members of your family.

Don't forget failure to properly care for your contacts with approved lens solution can cause serious harm or even complete vision loss.