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Keeping Lids Clean

Inflamed eyelids, also referred to as blepharitis, is something that many people suffer from at some point during their lives. It's a commonly occurring eyelid inflammation, usually associated with an already existing bacterial eye infection, some sorts of skin conditions, or dry eyes.

Generally, symptoms include redness, itching, burning, a gritty sensation in the eye, tearing and crusting around the eye. Blepharitis can actually be hard to manage, because it's chronic.

It's helpful to know, however, that there are a number of ways to treat blepharitis and ensure good eyelid hygiene Firstly, apply a warm towel to your closed eyelid to facilitate loosening the crust that may have formed on your eyelids and eyelashes before you go ahead and clean your eyes. The warmth from the compress will also loosen any remaining residue in the glands that secrete oil to your eyelids. When you begin treatment, you will probably need to repeat this several times throughout the day for about 5 minutes every time. Later on, you may only need to apply the compress for about five minutes each day.

This cleaning process is essential to treating blepharitis, so it's best to find a proper eyelid scrub or whatever product your optometrist recommends. You want to carefully massage the outside of your eyelids and wash any residue away when you're done.

Although uncomfortable, blepharitis is not transmittable and in the vast majority of cases, doesn't lead to any permanent damage to your vision, so make an appointment with your O. D. about the most effective way to keep your lids clean and healthy.

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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 dr.glenn0180@gmail.com 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