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This Month Learn About Toys and Eye Safety

The holidays are almost here and we all know what that means, dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well intentioned mothers and fathers delight in treating the young ones to the latest toys for the holidays.
The American Optometric Association advises that parents instruct relatives about some guidelines when it comes to eye safety and choosing toys. Accidents involving toys and games may take place, sometimes causing damaged eyes.

How can parents avoid toy related harm?

  1. Only buy toys which are suitable for the child's age. Do not allow young children to play with toys and games made for older children.

  2. Check that the toy is made of strong, durable material and that there are no sharp edges. Make sure toys with a handle such as swords or pony sticks are rounded on the end.

  3. Look after small kids as they play.

  4. Prevent eye injuries by throwing out any toys or games with sharp edges or firing projectiles like BB guns.

Before you dish out that new toy that your child absolutely ''needs'', spend a few moments to peruse toy safety guidelines. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.


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