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Dr. Keely Allen

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Dr. Keely Allen graduated with honors from Indiana University School of Optometry in 2006. She enjoys practicing full-scope optometry and seeing patients of all ages. She is trained in the diagnosis and management of nonsurgical, medical ocular conditions including diabetic eye exams, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Dr. Allen is also well-versed in fitting challenging contact lenses cases and also has experience fitting hybrid contact lenses. She has been practicing in central Indiana for over nine years and has enjoyed working in the Danville community since March 2014. Dr. Allen has the desire to continue working in this area due to it's strong family values and warm and friendly patrons.

Dr. Allen lives in Plainfield with her husband and two shelter dogs, Maggie and Jojo. She and her husband attend Connection Pointe Christian Church in Brownsburg, Indiana. In her free time, Dr. Allen enjoys watching her niece and nephews participate in band and sporting events. She also enjoys spending time volunteering with her church small group. Dr. Allen has participated in mission trips to Honduras and Mexico in the past and welcomes future opportunities to serve in this way.

Dr. Allen considers it her passion and a privilege to take care of patients and their families with their eye care needs.

Most people between the ages of 40-45 start to have difficulty seeing up close. This is called Presbyopia and slowly progresses until about the age of 65. This is a normal change due to the lens in the eye hardening and losing flexibility.

Vuity is 1.25% pilocarpine. This is not a new drug. It has been on the market for decades and is used to temporarily shrink the pupil size. It is now being rebranded as a drop that can help improve near vision. How does this work? By shrinking the pupil size, physics tells us this can increase our depth of focus. This drop will not CURE presbyopia. It can improve it while the drop is active and the near blur will return when the dose wears off after approximately 4-6 hours. This drop is recommended for individuals ages 40-55.

Dosage: one drop in each eye once per day. Side effects: possible brown ache or a mild headache. The cost at this time is about $80-90 per month at most pharmacies and insurance does not apply.