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Home » What's New » April is National Sports Eye Safety Month!

April is National Sports Eye Safety 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!

When the springtime comes, along with a greater chance to engage in outdoor sports, comes an increase in the number of sports related eye injuries. Each season, many people, both young and old incur eye injuries as a result of sport play that could easily be avoided with suitable safety measures and knowledge. Wearing proper eye protection while playing sports is important especially in high-risk sports or those that bring you out into the sun's rays such as field hockey, baseball, cricket, racquetball, wrestling, water polo, or fishing.

Lower your risk of a sports related eye accident by wearing the correct protective eyewear right for the activity you are participating in. The right eyewear will keep you out of harm's way and will also have lenses that minimize your exposure to ultra-violet light for outdoor play. Eye wear made specifically for sports is made to withstand certain incidents. Everyday frames and lenses typically aren't adequate for impact resistance, meaning that a minor collision can mean an actual sight-threatening injury.

Protecting your eyes during sports goes beyond using the correct eyewear. Your sight is a primary part of how well you compete, so you must have good eyesight. If you ordinarily need glasses, you might need protective sports glasses or goggles that have a prescription to make it easier to be safe. If you wear contact lenses, you may need a different lens than the ones you use everyday. Contact your optometrist regarding the choices at your disposal.

Each sport has differing demands and dangers, so it's important to allow your eye care professional to identify your specific needs and provide the right glasses or lenses that best fit your vision. This will help you give you the boost that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

All sports have different needs and risks, so let your optometrist identify your unique needs and provide the right glasses or contact lenses best for your vision. This will help you gain the winning edge that'll help you succeed and enjoy sports safety.

Playing sports and physical activity is a vital part of a positive lifestyle. Nevertheless remember never to overlook the safety of your eyes and vision. Taking these additional steps will only allow you to enjoy longer years of playing sports and good vision.