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VIDEO: How to Stop Your Glasses from Fogging

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.

Safe Contact Lens & Eyeglass Wear During the Coronavirus

By Dr. Josiah Young. O.D.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Opticare Vision Helps an Albinism Project in Africa

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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.

Kelli: So Proud of One of Our Own

kelliIt’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.

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NEW: Sales Tax Exemption on Corrective EyeGlasses and Contact Lenses in Ohio

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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.

Benefits of ZEISS DriveSafe – Drive the Roads Safely at Night!

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Benefits of ZEISS DriveSafe

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Vision on the road is critical to your safety.

No matter what type of driving you do, seeing clearly can be challenging for almost any driver. Driving is hazardous enough without also having to worry about your vision.

Ask yourself:

  • Is it hard for you to see objects quickly when driving in low light conditions like rain, twilight, or night?
  • Are you bothered by glare from oncoming headlights?
  • Do your current glasses give you problems when scanning the road, mirrors, and dashboard?

Don’t compromise your safety with eyeglasses that don’t provide the best possible vision on the road. ZEISS, the leader in precision optics for over 165 years, has a new solution for you – ZEISS DriveSafe.

ZEISS DriveSafe – the only pair you’ll need to make driving feel safer and to provide excellent all-day vision. ZEISS DriveSafe: see clearer, feel safer.

For better vision while driving and all day, ask your Eye Care Professional about ZEISS DriveSafe today.

Getting to Know Dr. Kristin Gunn, OD

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We are proud to welcome Dr. Kristin Gunn to Opticare Vision Centers. She is now seeing patients at our Newport and Ft. Mitchell locations.

1) What brought you to the northern Kentucky area and to Opticare Vision Centers in particular?

I grew up in Cincinnati and came back to the area after graduation. My family is still here and after eight years away, it was nice to be closer to them. I saw Dr. Young speak at a conference in DC the summer after I graduated and I later reached out to him because we had similar interests. My intentions were to just meet and share ideas on sports vision but as it turned out, the practice was looking to hire someone. The rest is history!

2) How did you become interested in optometry?

I have been going to an optometrist since I was in the 3rd grade. Although optometry wasn’t always a dream of mine, things came back around and fell into place when I was deciding which medical field to go into. I was nannying for an optometrist in undergrad and appreciated her family-friendly lifestyle and relationship she had with her patients.

3) Where did you go to Optometry school?

Indiana University.

4) Do you have any specialties or aspects of eye care that you are particularly passionate about?

I am passionate about post-concussive, mild TBI and sports vision patients. The recent research on concussions has had a huge impact on the world and especially on optometry. Being able to cure patients of the post-concussive symptoms they thought they would “just have to live with” and get them back to living their normal lives is incredibly rewarding and humbling.

5) What is your favorite piece of optometric technology and why?

The Sanet Vision Integrator is a complex piece of optometric technology that incorporates programs for improving peripheral awareness and reaction time for athletes, enhancing binocular vision and much more. It’s like a huge board of video games that patients, especially kids, love and therefore helps motivate them.

6) What interests or excites you the most in the field of optometry?

I love how much this field can grow. There are so many different niches to optometry; someone who practices up the street could be specializing in something completely different than you and it’s great to have such a large network of us.

7) What trends do you see developing over the next several years in the industry and how do you stay ahead of them?

There is a big shift right now towards online medical care. Unfortunately, people see this as a convenient and easy way to receive their health checks. However, these “screeners” easily miss conditions that only an in-office visit can catch. I’m glad to be a part of a field that is constantly and tirelessly fighting for what is best for our patients. That goes for online contact lens and glasses ordering as well. A lot of these companies don’t have our patients’ best interests.

8) Please share a patient experience that stands out in your mind?

While I was on rotations, I worked with many post-traumatic brain injury or TBI patients. A lot of these people experience double vision or major light sensitivity that keep them from being able to go back to their normal lives. There was a patient who was unable to walk on a rug that had lots of shapes and colors on it because there was too much information for her brain to process. We introduced a filter over her corrective lenses and she was able to walk with ease on that rug, forever changing her daily life.

9) What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love spending my time playing with my dog, George, spending time with my nieces and cycling and playing sand volleyball.

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