If you're looking for a great eyecare experience in the Northern Kentucky area, with a friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff to provide you with superior eyecare service, look no further than Metzger Eye Care.
Good eye care is important for children and adults alike. For children, this ensures their success throughout school and in their extra-curricular activities. The eyes are the window into the world of learning, and sharp vision means sharp learning.
Good eye care for adults is essential to be sure that sight-threatening diseases wthat begin to creep up as you get older can be caught and treated successfully before damage can be done to your vision.
Our experienced team of eye doctors will be able to help you with comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eyecare and treatment for eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
We are excited to serve the Northern Kentucky community and we accept many forms of insurance.
We are EXCITED to announce we are now carrying a FULL line of Oakley eye wear & sun wear for both men & women!
Summer UV Eye Safety
We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don't forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. The same risk applies when using tanning beds, so be sure to protect your eyes from indoor UV light as well. Sunlight reflected off sand and water can cause photokeratitis, the condition responsible for snow blindness, so beach- and pool-goers take note.
"UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or indoor artificial rays, can damage the eye's surface tissues as well as the cornea and lens," said Michael Kutryb, MD, an ophthalmologist in Edgewater, Fla., and clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. "Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the dangers UV light can pose. By wearing UV-blocking sunglasses, you can enjoy the summer safely while lowering your risk for potentially blinding eye diseases and tumors." It is important to start wearing proper eye protection at an early age to protect your eyes from years of ultraviolet exposure.
According to a national Sun Safety Survey conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only about half of people who wear sunglasses say they check the UV rating before buying.The good news is that you can easily protect yourself. In order to be eye smart in the sun, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the following:
Wear sunglasses labeled “100% UV protection": Use only glasses that block both UV-A and UV-B rays and that are labeled either UV400 or 100% UV protection.
- Choose wraparound styles so that the sun's rays can't enter from the side.
- If you wear UV-blocking contact lenses, you'll still need sunglasses.
Wear a hat along with your sunglasses; broad-brimmed hats are best.
Remember the kids: It’s best to keep children out of direct sunlight during the middle of the day. Make sure they wear sunglasses and hats whenever they are in the sun.
Know that clouds don’t block UV light: The sun’s rays can pass through haze and clouds. Sun damage to the eyes can occur any time of year, not just in summer.
Be extra careful in UV-intense conditions: Sunlight is strongest mid-day to early afternoon, at higher altitudes, and when reflected off of water, ice or snow.
By embracing these simple tips you and your family can enjoy the summer sun safely while protecting your vision.
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Every month our office donates all of our candy sales to a charity that Metzger Eye Care holds near & dear to our hearts! Some of the charities we donate to are The Lions Club, Alzheimers Association, local Animal Shelters, American Heart Association, & several more!