Maintaining the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community is our top priority.  


To ensure social distancing to the best of our ability, we must limit the number of people in the office.  Drivers/family members will be asked to wait in their car.  We are happy to call them when the patient's appointment is completed. 

Patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Follow social distancing policies.
  • Wear a mask (unless unable to for medical reasons).
  • Have had no symptoms or exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Temperature of less than 100.0F.

 Mask Policy:

  • Patients and approved visitors must wear a mask
  • Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth.

Employee Screenings

All of our employees are screened before they are allowed to enter work each day.  This includes employees, providers, and vendors.

Eyelid Surgery


Do your eyelids droop and affect your peripheral vision? As the eyelids age, they can be prone to drooping along the outer edges. This can affect your peripheral vision and your appearance. Dr. Kunesh can examine your eyelids and perform what is known as a blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is commonly referred to as an eyelid lift, but it’s not actually a lift. The eyelid skin is not pulled up during the procedure. Instead, excess eyelid skin is removed in order to restore the appearance of the eyelids. Fat can also be added or subtracted to the eyelids in order to improve the look and function.

Why Eyelid Surgery Is Performed

Eyelid surgery is typically performed on the upper eyelids, but it can also be performed on the lower eyelids to reduce puffiness. The primary reason this surgery is performed is to remove excess eyelid skin that has fallen over the eyelashes and/or collects at the outside of the eye and blocks peripheral vision. Most individuals who need this type of surgery are over the age of 35. However, younger individuals may also suffer from droopy eyelids due to genetics.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

  • Improves vision by removing excess eyelid skin
  • Makes eyes appear younger
  • Helps decrease the appearance of bags under the eyes when lower lid surgery is performed

Risks Associated with Blepharoplasty

  • Bleeding and/or infection at the surgical sites
  • Blurry vision immediately after the surgery
  • Decreased functionality of the eyelids
  • Discoloration to the eyelids and skin around the eyes
  • Eyes that temporarily feel dry or irritated

Initial Appointment

An initial appointment is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty and to have your eyes and eyelids examined. Dr. Kunesh will also take photos of your eyelids and ask you about your medical history. If it is determined that you would benefit from eyelid surgery, our team at Kunesh Eye Center will schedule your surgery.

Just Prior to Surgery

Dr. Kunesh will provide you with pre surgery instructions prior to your blepharoplasty. In general, you will want to stop taking any medications that cause the blood to thin, including Ibuprofen, Warfarin and naproxen. If you smoke or use tobacco, you’ll want to stop smoking for several weeks prior to the surgery. Smoking can reduce your body’s ability to heal and cause complications after the surgery. You will also need to bring another driver with you on the day of your surgery.

Your Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharoplasty is typically performed at an outpatient surgical center. Just prior to the procedure you will be given medication to help you relax and to eliminate any pain you might feel during the surgery. Usually, this is accomplished via an IV.

Once you are properly prepared for the surgery, Dr. Kunesh will begin by making a shallow cut near the top of your eyelids. Then, any excess skin will be removed, muscle and fat if needed. Next, the incision will be closed with a few stitches. The process is repeated for the other eyelid.

If you also need lower lid surgery, this is performed after your upper eyelid surgery. For this procedure, an incision is made just below the lower lashes, which helps hide the surgical scar. Next, excess fat and skin are removed in order to improve the appearance of the lower lid.

After your surgery, you will require some recovery time, usually an hour or two. Once you are alert, you will be released to go home. A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled a day or two after the surgery to ensure your eyelids are healing correctly and to address any concerns or additional questions about your surgery and the recovery process.

To have your eyelids examined to determine if blepharoplasty would help you, give our office a call at (937) 298-1703 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • Highly recommend this practice! I was in town visiting family and had an issue with my eye that worried me and needed to be checked.but couldn’t get in with another physician until later, and their reviews weren’t as high. I phoned Kunesh and was greeted by Julie, super pleasant on the phone and when I described my issue, she was very prompt in getting me an appointment. From the moment I arrived the staff was all busy working and multitasking. While I was filling out paperwork Elaine took

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  • If and when you have a retina tear, this is the place to go. I was seen on a Saturday and was the only patient. If you live long enough and are near sighted and see Northern lights inside call. You will be seen. Normally this is not a problem, but only an ophthalmologist can tell. To avoid the long wait take the earliest appointment offered. If not, it is definitely worth the wait. The optometrist is great, too, but must be requested. Their attention to detail is amazing! You will have drops, s

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  • Warm and friendly, highly professional

    - Lalonne P.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Dayton Office

Monday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Dayton Office

Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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