|As you all are aware the
coronavirus crisis has caused tremendous disruption in the routine
aspects of our days as a society. The health and saftey of our patients
here is our priority. as such we are complying with the newest
guidelines given to us by the CDC, AOA and state authorities as follows:
All routine an non emergent examinations are currently being
rescheduled to April
(If an emergent
situation occurs during hours the office is closed, emergency eye care
is provided at UMMC)
We will be open from 9:00am to 1:00
pm for medical eye care only. The need for an appointment will be
assessed and triaged over the phone during these hours.
If an appointment is scheduled please do not bring anyone with you
inside our office. if someone must accompany you we ask that they wait
in their vehicle. If you or a family member has had any flu-like
symptoms in the last 14 days we ask that you do not enter our building
for any reason but rather call to to discuss your optometric needs.
We appreciate your understanding during this time of confusion and
unknown. Our decisions have been made with our patients and community as
our first priority. We will continually monitor the situation as
it unfolds and adjust our approach as necessary. We look forward to the
day this is all behind us and are doing our part to bring about that day
as quickly as possible. In the meantime please be wise and stay healthy!
Best wishes for good health,
The Optical Shoppe
|WE WANT TO KEEP YOU SAFE...
All of us here sincerely hope that you, your family and friends are all
healthy during these stressful times.
Contact Lens Wear is Safe, however:
• Proper Hand Washing is Essential.
• Disinfect Contact Lenses.
• Discontinue Lens Wear Only if Sick.
Also remember to:
• Disinfect Your Eyeglasses.
• Eyeglasses are Not Proven to Offer Protection.
We are doing what we can to look after your health and your vision, and as always, we appreciate you being our patient.
• Mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing
• Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days
• Spreads person to person through small droplets from nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.
• Can catch the virus by touching objects and surfaces that droplets have landed on and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
Steps to take to minimize risk
• Wash hand with soap & water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw away the tissue in trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
• Ensure employees have ample facilities to wash their hands.
|PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY
Covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue will greatly reduce the number of germs that are able to spread to people and objects around you.
Even if your illness doesn't seem very bad to you, it could be much more serious for someone who catches your germs.
What Is Social Distancing?
Social distancing is a way to keep people from interacting closely or frequently enough to spread an infectious disease.
Here in the office we're asking you to not sit next to each other to observe Social Distancing.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations, please be respectful of others boundaries.