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Why it Might Not Be a Good Idea to Purchase Glasses Online

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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!

Though most of us are accustomed to shopping for anything and everything online, eyeglasses are one item that needs to be cautiously reviewed prior to clicking that buy button. Why? Although online optical dealers often advertise cheap rates, the advantages of purchasing glasses at an optician far exceed the ''deals'' you might encounter through the Internet.

A persuasive reason for buying your glasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you select the proper glasses. Our opticians can assist you with the countless decisions you'll make in choosing the right glasses. In instances where you purchase through the Internet, you forgo the experienced advice of an optician.

Because your head shape and eye shape are unique, it is rare to find the best fit for your glasses without first trying them on. An optician will note your measurements and choose eyeglasses that are a good fit and won't cause discomfort. Eyeglasses that are too small tend to cause pressure and headaches, while those that are too wide can quickly slip off your nose. Online optical boutiques may offer advice, but it is challenging to try and fit yourself.

Even more than the comfort and alignment of your eyeglasses, great vision demands correct PD measurement. The optical focus of your lenses provides you the best vision, making it important to properly measure the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be complicated to determine your own PD, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.

Yes, Internet shopping is often good for other purchases, but in the case of eyeglasses you're best off sticking to your local optometry practice where you can get eye glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.