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Focusing on Astigmatism

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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!

The cornea surrounding your iris and pupil is, under normal conditions, spherical. When light hits your eye from all angles, part of the role of your cornea is to focus that light, aiming it to the retina, in the back of your eye. But what is the result if the cornea is not perfectly round? The eye is not able to focus the light properly on one focal point on your retina's surface, and vision becomes blurred. This is called astigmatism.

Astigmatism is a fairly common diagnosis, and mostly comes with other refractive issues that require vision correction. Astigmatism often appears during childhood and can cause eye strain, painful headaches and squinting when untreated. With children, it can cause difficulty in the classroom, especially when it comes to highly visual skills such as reading or writing. Anyone who works with fine details or at a computer for extended periods may find that the condition can be a problem.

Astigmatism can be preliminarily diagnosed by a routine eye exam with an eye care professional and then fully diagnosed with an automated refraction or a retinoscopy test, which checks the amount of astigmatism. Astigmatism is commonly corrected by contact lenses or glasses, for those who prefer a non-invasive procedure, or refractive surgery, which alters the flow of light onto the retina to readjust the focal point.

With contact lenses, the patient is usually given toric lenses, which allow the light to curve more in one direction than another. Regular contacts have a tendency to move when you close your eyes, even just to blink. With astigmatism, the most subtle eye movement can cause blurred vision. Toric lenses return to the same position right after you blink. Toric lenses can be found as soft or rigid varieties, to be chosen depending on what is more comfortable for you.

Astigmatism can also be rectified by laser surgery, or by orthokeratology (Ortho-K), a non-surgical procedure that involves the use of rigid contacts to slowly reshape the cornea during the night. It's advisable to explore your options with your optometrist in order to decide what your best choice might be.

Astigmatism can get better or worse over time, so be sure that you're periodically making appointments to see your optometrist for a comprehensive exam. Additionally, make sure you have your children's eyes checked before they begin school. Most of your child's schooling (and playing) is largely a function of their vision. You'll allow your child make the best of his or her schooling with a full eye exam, which will help pick up any visual irregularities before they affect academics, sports, or other activities.