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COVID -19 ALERT


Updated 3/27/20


PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT, IN RESPONSE TO HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND CDC ADVISORIES,  OUR OFFICES IS ONLY ABLE TO SEE PATIENTS WITH URGENT OR EMERGENT PROBLEMS. WE ARE UNABLE TO DO ROUTINE EXAMS.


PLEASE NOTE:

TEMPORARY OFFICE HOURS

  MONDAY - THURSDAY  9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM AND FRIDAY FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL NOON. OUR APPOINTMENTS DESK IS OPEN DURING THOSE HOURS AND WE ASK YOU TO CALL BEFORE COMING SINCE THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS PERMITTED IN THE OFFICE AT ONE TIME IS LIMITED BY REGULATION.


OUR RECEPTION AND WAITING AREA WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED TO OTHER THAN PATIENTS TO PREVENT THE CONGREGATION OF PATIENTS AND VISITORS. UNLESS YOU NEED ASSISTANCE AMBULATING OR A TRANSLATOR, WE REGRET THAT VISITORS MAY NOT ENTER THE FACILITY.

THE CDC, CENTER FOR MEDICARE SERVICES AND THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO SEE PATIENTS FOR ROUTINE EXAMS, VISION CARE, ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND OPTICAL SERVICES. HOWEVER, PATIENTS (NEW OR EXISTING) WHO HAVE THE FOLLOWING ACUTE OR URGENT PROBLEMS WITH                    VISION, EYES OR EYELIDS SUCH AS:


PAIN

REDNESS

SWELLING

INFLAMMATION

LOSS OF FUNCTION

POST-OPERATIVE CARE


WILL BE SEEN DURING OUR NOW LIMITED OFFICE HOURS.

If you have any of the above issues, please call and a physician will triage an see you or treat as needed pursuant to current advisories. Someone will be available to assist you, as always, 24/7.  

We hope you understand that such measures are designed to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus, thereby protecting you, your loved ones and our Staff.

 

INDIVIDUALS WITH CHRONIC DISEASE (COPD, UNCONTROLLED DIABETES, ETC)   OR THOSE ON IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE MEDICATION (CORTICOSTEROIDS, IMMUNOTHERAPY OR CHEMOTHERAPY) SHOULD RESCHEDULE AS THOSE PATIENTS ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO COVID-19.


  LIKEWISE, OUR SURGERY CENTER WILL CONTINUE IN OPERATION ONLY FOR URGENT CASES. ELECTIVE SURGERY SUCH AS CATARACT AND OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC SURGERY MUST BE DELAYED. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY, PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY CENTER MONDAY-THURSDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00AM AND 1:00PM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (423-521-7880).

 

THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION!