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Home » What's New » Identifying and Treating Some Common Eye Injuries!

Identifying and Treating Some Common Eye Injuries!

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!

There are a number of types of eye injuries that can take place, with varying degrees of severity. Some might necessitate emergency treatment and immediate care by an eye doctor, while others can be dealt with at home. Follow this guide to routine eye injuries, to determine the next move in case of an accident. Don't forget that general preventive measures including wearing protective goggles or glasses may be the smartest way to keep your eyes healthy.

A corneal abrasion (scratched eye) is not something to fool around with. It can lead to serious damage very quickly and potentially result in blindness. Abrasions are generally caused by a poke in the eye, or scratching the eye when there is a particle of dust or sand in it. Because a scratch can make your eye susceptible to bacterial infection it's crucial that you call your optometrist or an emergency room. The best advice for a scratched eye is to cover it loosely and to visit your eye doctor as soon as possible to inspect it. Touching the eye will only make it worse and fully covering the eye provides the perfect environment for bacteria.

Being aware of what to do if you have been splashed in the eye by a chemical is extremely important. The first thing to do is put your face under a steady flow of barely warm water for about a quarter of an hour. Then contact your eye care practitioner or an urgent care office to see what they recommend for such injuries. Be certain to inform the doctor precisely which chemical got into your eye and what you're doing. If your eye is extremely red or blurry, go straight to your eye doctor or an urgent care office after washing it with water. Exposure to chemicals in the eye can cause a range of degrees of damage, from minor irritation to serious harm and even vision loss.

While no one ever wants to anticipate a serious eye injury, it's suggested to be prepared with how to react in such circumstances. By being prepared you can feel confident that you'll be ready to deal with most routine eye problems. Of course, extra safety protections can help prevent this type of injuries from the get go so consult with your optometrist about preventative eye care!