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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

Introducing Dr. Hollie Hogarth at Opticare Vision Centers

Welcome Dr. Hollie Hogarth to Opticare Vision Centers. Discover her background, expertise, and dedication to patient care.

The Importance of Sunglasses and UV Protection

Explore how proper sunglasses can shield your eyes from harmful UV rays and enhance your vision health. Opticare Vision Center offers expert guidance and a wide selection of protective eyewear.

Eye Care Tips for Diabetic Patients: A Comprehensive Guide

From managing blood sugar levels and regular eye exams to adopting a diabetic-friendly diet and protecting your eyes from UV rays, these proactive measures can help prevent or slow down the progression of diabetes-related eye conditions.

The Evolution of Contact Lens Technology: From Glass to Smart Lenses

Discover the journey of contact lenses from the past to future innovations. Schedule a contact lens exam at Opticare Vision Center.

The Benefits of Sports Vision Training

Sports vision training is a personalized form of vision therapy aimed at developing specific visual skills in athletes. The exercises in a sports vision program train the brain to effectively interact with the eyes and improve visual functioning.

Your Eyes As A Window Into Your Whole-Body Health

Did you know that your eyes are often the first line of defense when it comes to detecting and treating many common systemic diseases and conditions? It's true!

Presbyopia and Multifocal Contact Lenses

Blurry vision over age 40? Skip the reading glasses. Find out why multifocal contact lenses are ideal for presbyopia.

What Is an Oct Scan and Why Is It Important for My Eye Health?

This special test that eye doctors use to take pictures of the inside of your eyes is usually done in the doctor's office; it's painless and non-invasive. Learn more.

Dame Judi Dench and Macular Degeneration

Legendary British actor Dame Judi Dench has recently revealed how macular degeneration impacts her life. With such a high-profile case in the news people have been asking: What is it, what are its symptoms, and how can it be prevented? Well, read on.

How the Environment Can Affect Your Vision and Eye Health

Many scientific studies have confirmed that exposure to various things in the environment can negatively affect our eye health and vision. Read on to learn more.

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's very treatable. Here are tips to help you deal with your dry eye symptoms, along with treatment from your eye doctor.

Video: Learn More about the Benefits of Polarized Lenses for Sunglasses

Dr. Josiah Young discusses the value of and why it's worth spending the extra amount on polarized lenses for your sunglasses. Watch here:...

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Getting to Know Dr. Leah Akin, OD

1) What brought you to the Northern Kentucky area and to Opticare Vision Centers in particular?  I grew up in Hebron and always hoped to return home to the Northern KY area to practice. When an opportunity with Opticare became available I knew it would be a great fit because...

Getting to Know Dr. Kristin Gunn, OD

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...

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