We want to extend a great deal of gratitude and congratulations to Jan from our Newport office.
Jan is retiring after 20 amazing years of service as our Administrative Assistant. At the front desk, she was the first person everyone met, and she greeted every patient and their family members with a warm smile.
She will be dearly missed by all of our staff and patients who came to know her over the years. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank Jan for her professionalism, high level of customer service, and of course, for her friendship.
We wish Jan a healthy, happy, fun, and meaningful retirement!
Dr. Josiah Young and Opticare Vision have the ideal solution to prevent your glasses from fogging while you wear your mask. Contact the northern Kentucky locations in Newport and Fort Mitchell go pick up your kit.
COVID-19 UPDATE – REOPENING MAY 4th – from Opticare Vision Centers
With Governor Beshear’s announcement of “Healthy at Work” phased reopening of the economy starting with healthcare facilities, we will begin seeing patients for routine care on Monday, May 4th. We will be following the Governor’s guidelines to continue safe practices for patients in our office. *NOTE* The guidelines require patients to wear their own mask to their appointment.
We expect the demand for routine appointments to be high, so please call the office to make your appointment as soon as possible to reserve your spot.
Here are some of the accommodations that we are making to keep you and your family safe:
Limiting the number of patients in the office or any area at one time
We kindly ask for only the person with the appointment to enter the office
Coming out to your car to dispense glasses and contact lenses (curbside pickup)
Decreasing physical touch-points in the office
No paperwork – Appointments now require pre-registration on our website
No signatures on credit card receipts – touchless transactions when possible
Disinfection of glasses and sunglasses between patients
Staff wearing PPE (masks, etc.) for close patient encounters
We may ask you to leave the office if you show flu-like signs, cold/fever, or coughing
In addition to these steps, we also have telehealth appointments for those who cannot physically come into the office.
We are happy to announce that several of our offices are beginning to reopen for routine as well as urgent and emergency care.
Click here to learn more about what steps we are taking in our offices to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff during the COVID-19 crisis.
Please note the following for each of our 6 locations:
Harrison and Cherry Grove: Effective May 1, both locations are open for routine eye care as well as urgent care and emergencies. We will also be returning to our normal hours for Harrison and Cherry Grove.
Milford : Effective May 11, is open for routine eye care as well as urgent care and emergencies. Click for hours for Milford.
Northern Kentucky Locations: Effective May 4, both locations are open for routine and emergency eye care. Click for hours for Ft. MitchellFort Mitchell and Newport.
To order contacts online, click here, or contact your particular office.
Please call ahead to the Opticare location nearest you to set up an appointment before you come in. If you need to come in to pick up your previously-placed eyeglass or contact lens order, please arrange with us in advance and we will provide curbside pickup in front of our office. We can also send it to you by mail. Since this is a constantly changing situation, stay in here, check your email or call the office for additional information.
Please know that we are here for you during this difficult time. We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause you and your family. We truly appreciate your understanding and patience. We wish you and your family the best of health and safety.
With the Coronavirus around, everybody’s been asking about good hygiene and I wanted to talk to you about contact lens wear and eyeglasses wear.
Contact lenses are totally safe to wear during this time, you just have to make sure you use common sense. Good handwashing, just like prevention of the virus being spread in all other cases, is essential for contact lens wear as well. So you need to make sure you wash your hands. Wash for 20 seconds, use a clean or unused towel to dry your hands and then handle your lenses.
Daily contact lens wearers disposables are going to be your best option during this time. If you don’t have dailies, just make sure you are using a good multipurpose solution or disinfectant solution for the night time soaking of your contact lenses – that could be the peroxide-based solutions or the there are several varieties of the multipurpose solution.
Don’t use just regular saline solution. And if you’re in doubt, throw your lenses away or don’t wear them. It’s also been advised not to wear your lenses if you are currently sick, so stick with eyeglasses.
if you’re wearing your glasses and you’re touching your glasses with your hands, make sure you also clean your glasses. Wipe off the temples and the parts that touch your face with rubbing alcohol and kind of let it dry. Those tips will help keep your glasses and contact lens wear wearing safe and comfortable for you during this time.
Opticare Vision is very proud to support a program to provide sunglasses to an Albinism project in Lome, Togo – located in Africa. We recently shipped 100 pairs of sunglasses, to help members of their community to properly protect their eyes.
Those with albinism tend to be very sensitive to light because the iris doesn’t have enough color to shield the retina properly. Wearing sunglasses or tinted contact lenses can help make them more comfortable out in the sun and to spend more time outside.
The above photo shows leaders of the community opening our package.
It’s usually not a good thing when a long-time, valuable employee leaves a practice.
But sometimes, it is. That’s what happened this month with Kelli, who has worked as an Optometric Technician in our Newport office for the last three years. Kelli came to Opticare Vision while she was a pre-med student, and her long-term goal was to go to optometry school and become an eye doctor.
Kelli has just started her first semester at the Indiana University School of Optometry, and we couldn’t be prouder of her. We wish her well, and have no doubt she will be at the top of her class.
Dr. Josiah Young says “We are so happy for Kelli, as she pursues her dream to become an eye doctor.”
Below is a photo, courtesy of the Instagram page of Indiana University School of Optometry, of Kelli (pictured in a blue top) enjoying lunch on the first day of class.
No more tax for eyeglasses and contact lenses in the State of Ohio.
Yes, you read it correctly. Starting on starting July 1, 2019 consumers no longer have to pay sales tax on Corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses. The Ohio Optometric Association says that sales tax can be an economic barrier to obtaining necessary products like glasses. Taxpayers in Ohio are expected to save an estimated $23 million to $30 million a year.
We are happy to be able to pass those savings on to our patients.