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Women and Healthy Eyes

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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!

In April, Prevent Blindness America addresses eye health issues specific to women.

The many stages of a woman's life can have an impact on her vision. Eye disease among women is being diagnosed in growing numbers, more notably in aging women. Actually, studies show that large numbers of women aged 40 and above have some type of visual impairment, and risk developing conditions such as cataracts, dry eyes, glaucoma and diabetes-related retinopathy. It's interesting to note that the chance of women developing vision impairments has become more common as a result of women's increasing lifespan.

As a woman, the first step you can take to guarantee good sight is to make a proper eye test part of your normal health check up. Make sure that you get a full eye exam before you turn forty, and that you follow up with the advice your eye doctor encourages. Secondly, be aware of your family medical history, as your genetics are a highly relevant detail of comprehending, diagnosing and preventing eye conditions.

In addition, eat a healthful, varied diet and make sure to include foods containing beta carotene, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids, all which help prevent vision loss as a result of eye disease. It's recommended that you also take vitamin C, riboflavin and vitamin A tablets, as they are all strong starting points to keeping up optimal eye health.

For women who smoke, make a decision to stop, as even second-hand smoke can increase the danger of eye disease and is a known factor in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as cataracts. Ultraviolet rays, which can also lead to the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, are very dangerous for your eyes. When you go outside, and not just during the summer, don't forget to put on 100% UV protective sunglasses as well as a sun hat that will protect your eyes from harsh rays.

Changes in hormone levels, like what might occur during pregnancy or menopause, can also slightly change your sight. Often, these shifts can even make the use of contacts less effective or slightly painful. During pregnancy, you may want to decrease lens wearing time and update your eyeglass prescription as needed. It's worthwhile to make an appointment with your eye doctor at some point during your pregnancy to discuss any eyesight or vision shifts you may be noticing.

It is also important to shield your eyes from dangers at home, such as domestic cleaners. Be sure that domestic chemicals, including cleaners, paints and strong detergents are kept safely and are out of reach of young children. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching all chemicals and invest in eye protection when employing the use of toxic chemicals. Use safety goggles when repairing things at home, most importantly when working with potentially dangerous objects or tools.

When used carelessly, eye makeup can also be a safety hazard for your eyes. Firstly, never use anyone else's cosmetics. Try not to use old makeup and throw away anything that's been open for more than about four months, especially products that are aqueous. Look out for any abnormal reactions and cease use immediately if you notice redness, itchiness or puffiness in or around the eyes. Be aware also that you can develop allergies to products you've been fine with for years. And of course, be sure to avoid actual contact with the eye when putting on eye makeup.

As a woman, it is important to be informed of the dangers and options when it comes to your eye care. And also, it can't hurt to inform the other women in your life, such as daughters and friends, about how to look after their eye and vision health.