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Take care of your vision; get a thorough eye exam to detect problems early and protect your health

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information about how to take care...

New poll of Kentucky voters shows wide majority oppose reduction in Medicaid coverage and services

A new poll shows that Kentucky voters by a 2 to 1 margin believe the state should leave Kentucky’s Medicaid program as it is, with no reduction in the number of people who are covered. By a similar margin, they oppose cutting back dental, vision and non-emergency transportation services, even if dental and vision care could be “earned” back through required activities. The reductions in coverage...

Coach Colene: Winter’s bleakness provides opportunity to do the work that allows us to grow

It looks like winter has finally decided to show up here in Kentucky. If I’m honest, winter is my least favorite season. It’s cold. Sometimes the snow and ice makes it impossible to get out of my house. Sometimes the wind is so cold it hurts every part of my body. However, one of the few things I love about winter is that it reminds me to slow down. Slow down and take some time to reset and renew....

Law requires eye exam for children going to public school; optometrists provide tips

  Notebooks, pencils and clothes are at the top of most back-to-school lists, but a comprehensive eye exam should be included as well.   State law requires children ages three through six to have a vision exam if they are entering a public school or preschool program for the first time.   (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) “Having children’s eyes examined is one of the most important...