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COVID-19 Office Updates

Now Accepting Appointments 

Office Hours:

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

(we will be closed on Saturdays for the month of July)

NEW SAFETY PROTOCOL- UPDATED 6/25/2020

As a healthcare organization, the health of our patients, doctors and associates is our top priority as we reopen to service your needs. As a result, we wanted to take the time to remind you of the precautions we are taking to ensure everyone is safe. 

What We Ask of You:

– If you are exhibiting signs of COVID-19 or you believe you have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed, we ask you to reschedule your exam.

– Please come to your appointment by yourself or limit who comes with you to one person so we can adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines. MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

– If you need someone to bring you to your appointment, we ask that they wait outside or in their vehicle.

– Upon arrival, if we cannot observe social distancing due to other patients, we ask that you wait outside and we will call you when ready for your appointment.

Steps We are Taking to Ensure Your Safety:

Limiting Exams Per Hour

Only 2 patients per doctor hour will be allowed in order to perform a thorough cleaning after each exam.

Limiting the Number of Patients

We will be actively limiting the number of patients in the office to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines. This may include the door being locked at times during office hours, scheduling the dispensing of glasses and curbside pick up of contact lens orders.

Patient Intake Forms

In most cases, Patient Intake forms will be emailed to patients before their appointment and should be complete prior to arrival.

Cleaning of Equipment and Surfaces

All equipment and surfaces will be cleaned after each exam.

Frame Selection Safety 

Sanitized trays will be provided for patients to place frame selections. Our associates will disinfect all frames.

Hand Hygiene

Our associates will wash their hands for 20 seconds after every patient interaction. Hand sanitizer will be available for patients.

Social Distancing

We ask staff and patients to observe 6 feet social distancing whenever possible.

We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines and make changes as appropriate to ensure the safety of everyone.

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be quite transmittable and quickly spread in school and at the office.

Conjunctivitis is seen when the conjunctiva, or thin transparent layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye, becomes inflamed. You can identify conjunctivitis if you notice eye redness, discharge, itching or swollen eyelids and a crusty discharge surrounding the eyes early in the day. Pink eye infections can be divided into three main types: viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis.

The viral type is usually a result of a similar virus to that which produces the recognizable red, watery eyes, sore throat and runny nose of the common cold. The red, itchy, watery eyes caused by viral pink eye are likely to last from a week to two and then will clear up on their own. You may however, be able to reduce some of the discomfort by using soothing drops or compresses. Viral pink eye is transmittable until it is completely cleared up, so in the meantime maintain excellent hygiene, remove eye discharge and try to avoid using communal pillowcases or towels. If your son or daughter has viral conjunctivitis, he or she will have to be kept home from school for three days to a week until symptoms disappear.

A bacterial infection such as Staphylococcus or Streptococcus is usually treated with antibiotic eye drops or cream. One should notice an improvement within just a few days of antibiotic drops, but be sure to adhere to the full prescription dosage to prevent pink eye from recurring.

Allergic pink eye is not contagious. It is usually a result of a known allergy such as hay fever or pet allergies that sets off an allergic reaction in their eyes. First of all, to treat allergic pink eye, you should eliminate the irritant. Use cool compresses and artificial tears to relieve discomfort in mild cases. When the infection is more severe, your eye doctor might prescribe a medication such as an anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. In cases of chronic allergic pink eye, topical steroid eye drops could be used.

Pink eye should always be diagnosed by a qualified eye doctor in order to identify the type and best course of treatment. Never treat yourself! Keep in mind the sooner you begin treatment, the lower chance you have of giving pink eye to loved ones or prolonging your discomfort.

 

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care of your eyes and protect your vision.

Learn about our Practice specialties including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and the treatment of eye diseases. Our website also offers you a convenient way to find our hours, address and map, schedule an appointment online, order contact lenses or contact us to ask us any questions you have about eye care and our Practice.

Have a look around our online office and schedule a visit to meet us in person. We are here to partner with you and your family for a lifetime of healthy eyes and vision. We look forward to seeing you!

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