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All About Conjunctivitis

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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!

Pink eye, also called conjunctivitis, is a common eye illness, particularly with kids. This infection can be caused by a virus, bacteria or allergies to chlorine in swimming pools, pollen, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which come into contact with your eyes. Many forms of pink eye might be quite transmittable and quickly spread at schools and in the home.

This kind of infection ensues when the thin transparent layer of tissue over the white part of your eye, or conjunctiva, becomes inflamed. You can identify conjunctivitis if you notice eye discharge, itching, redness or inflamed eyelids and a crusty discharge surrounding the eyes early in the day. Symptoms of pink eye may occur in one or both eyes. Conjunctivitis infections can be divided into three main sub-types: viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis.

The viral type is often caused by the same type of viruses that produce the familiar red, watery eyes, sore throat and runny nose of the common cold. The uncomfortable symptoms of the viral form of pink eye will usually be present for a week to two and like other viruses cannot be treated with medication. To ease discomfort, compresses applied to the eyes will give you some relief. Viral pink eye is transmittable until it is completely cleared up, so meanwhile, wipe away discharge and avoid using communal pillowcases or towels. If your child has viral pink eye, he or she will have to be kept home from school for three days to a week until it clears up.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is caused by a common bacterial infection that enters the eye typically from a foreign body such as a finger, makeup or lotion. This type of pink eye is usually treated with antibiotic cream or drops. Most often you should see the symptoms disappearing after just a few days of treatment, but make sure to follow the full antibiotic prescription to stop conjunctivitis from recurring.

Pink eye that results from allergies is not infectious or contagious. It usually occurs among individuals who already have seasonal allergies or allergies to substances such as pets or dust. The red, itchy, watery eyes may be just part of their overall allergic response. The first step in relieving conjunctivitis that is a result of allergies is to eliminate the irritant, when applicable. To ease discomfort, cool compresses and artificial tears may help. When the infection is more severe, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and antihistamines might be prescribed. When the conjunctivitis persists for a long time, steroid eye drops might be tried.

Conjunctivitis should always be diagnosed by an experienced eye doctor to determine the cause and proper course of treatment. Don't ever treat yourself! Keep in mind the sooner you begin treatment, the lower chance you have of giving the infection to others or prolonging your discomfort.