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Treating Cataracts

In the United States, this month is Cataract Awareness Month. Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of deteriorating vision among patients who are over 55 years old? Actually, more than fifty percent of those aged 65 or older have at least some cataract development. As reported by the National Eye Institute, by the time they reach 80 years old, in excess of 50% of all Americans will have had a cataract.

A cataract is like a veil in front of the lens in the eye; one that limits or affects the how light enters into the eye. Cataracts are an expected result of aging. Additional risk factors for developing a cataract include ongoing exposure to UV rays from the sun, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, family medical history, steroid use, eye injuries and smoking.

Throughout the early phases of cataract development, stronger lights and eyeglasses can be used to reduce the vision problems you might experience. At a certain point in the future, however, surgery may be the solution to help your vision. More than 9 out of 10 sufferers who have cataract surgery regain great vision.

If you are over 55 years old and experiencing low vision, the time has come to discuss cataracts with your eye doctor. There are treatments available for cataracts, and we know you want to have good vision throughout your golden years.

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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