Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are implementing new protocols for your safety and the health of our staff.
Please adhere the following precautionary measures:
If you are not feeling well, have a cough, or headache, please do not enter the building. Please phone the front desk to review the nature and onset of your symptoms first.
Wear a mask and maintain 6 ft. social distancing guidelines inside the office.
Wait at the entrance for your temperature to be taken.
Please fill out the Coronavirus Questionnaire.
Please use hand sanitizer provided.
Any eye wear that you try on must be placed in the trays provided for sterilization.
Remember to be considerate of others who may be immunocompromised, and wait to enter the clinic if there are 2 other patients in the reception area.
How coronavirus may affect the eyes
Please be aware that the Coronavirus can spread easily through the eyes, and not just the mouth or nose. When someone with the COVID-19 virus coughs, sneezes, or speaks, microscopic particles may enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth. It is possible to become infected simply by rubbing or touching your eyes after coming in contact with a surface with the virus on it. If you are a contact lens wearer or suffer from allergies, please remember to thoroughly was your hands prior to touching your eyes.
The virus has been found to last for weeks in the tear film. It has been associated with a form of “pink eye” or conjunctivitis. Some patients will develop chemosis, or swelling of the external layers of the eye. Discharge has also been reported in some cases. A recent study using retinal imaging technology found some signs of inflammation and small hemorrhages inside the eye. The coronavirus is not expected to directly affect your vision at this time.
Observe social distancing and hygiene guidelines to decrease your risk of infection. Wear a mask and face shield to reduce the spread of the virus.