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Home » What's New » In February, Spread Awareness About AMD and Low Vision

In February, Spread Awareness About AMD and Low Vision

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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!

February is dedicated to spreading awareness of macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision. AMD is the leading cause of visual impairment for senior citizens. AMD often results in low vision, a phrase optometrists use to describe substantial visual impairment that is also called “legal blindness” or almost total blindness. For those with AMD, a progressive eye disease, damage is caused to the macula, the part of the retina which produces sharp central vision. The disease causes a vision loss relating to the central vision zone, but typically doesn’t affect the peripheral visual field.

Vision loss due to AMD usually comes on gradually and painlessly over time but rarely disruptions in vision can be sudden. Early symptoms of vision loss from AMD include blurred areas in your central visual field or very distorted vision. Although there is currently no cure for AMD, early detection and treatment can halt progression of the degeneration and subsequently prevent low vision. For those who have already suffered from vision impairment, a normal life can be maintained with low-vision rehabilitation.

Those at higher risk of AMD include senior citizens, women, Caucasians and people with blue eye color, severe hyperopia (farsightedness) or family members with the disease. Risk factors that can be minimized include smoking, high blood pressure, exposure to ultraviolet light and obesity. Proper exercise and nutrition including certain nutrients has been linked to prevention.

Those who suffer from low vision should speak to an optometrist about low vision training and specialized devices that can facilitate self-sufficiency. After an extensive eye exam, a low vision professional can help you obtain appropriate low vision aids such as reading telescopes and non-optical adaptive aids such as electronic ''talking'' clocks and large-face printed material.

Since so many eye diseases can be halted by early diagnosis, optometrists suggest a routine yearly eye exam for all ages. Your awareness can lead to blindness prevention.