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A Guide to Summer Eye Care

Now that summer has officially arrived it’s time to keep your eyes protected from summertime hazards.

Here are some tips to keep your eyes safe in the sun:

  1. Get sunglasses with 100% UV Protection – and wear them! If your sunglasses don’t protect against 100% of UV rays, they may be resulting in more damage than good.  Don’t worry, proper UV protection doesn’t have to cost more – a number of more affordable brands give full UV defense.

  2. Choose larger shades. When selecting sun protection, think big. When possible, choose a pair with wraparound frames and wide lenses.

  3. Wear a wide protective hat or visor. While sunglasses are a great first UV barrier, a large hat will provide the added defense you need to guard your eyes from UV.

  4. Wear sunglasses when it doesn’t seem sunny. Even on overcast days, UV can still reach your eyes and do damage. Even when you can’t see the sun, remember to stay protected.

  5. Keep an emergency pair of sunglasses. You never know when your glasses will get lost or broken. Better to be safe than sorry.

  6. Keep hydrated. In order to stay properly hydrated, consume at least 8 cups of water a day. This will keep your eyes moist also.

  7. Avoid the afternoon sun. Stay indoors when possible especially between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm when the power of the sun and ultraviolet radiation in the atmosphere are at a peak.

  8. Consider purchasing polarized lenses. Since they reduce glare from reflective surfaces, polarized lenses are great for water-based activities and driving.

  9. Wear swimming goggles to keep bacteria and chemicals in the water from entering your eyes. Make sure the goggles have UV protection UV resistant as well, since the sun’s rays reflect off water and can increase UV exposure.

  10. Be careful not to apply sunscreen too close to the eyes or eyelids as it can enter the eye and cause irritation.

Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff