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Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

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Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority. 

We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this critical time. Our optometric clinic is prudent and has adopted specific measures to protect our patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 during this time of uncertainty. 

That said, guidelines for slowing the spread of this epidemic are rapidly changing. Please pay close to attention to local regulatory changes to get the most up-to-date information on whether practices can still remain open/ accept non-emergency cases. 

Here Are the Precautions Our Eye Clinic Is Taking to Limit COVID-19: 

We employ a strict office policy that mandates that all eye doctors, opticians, office staff, and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days.

The staff may ask you to wait outside rather than in the waiting area in order to protect yourself and others from any circulating germs. Furthermore, we are trying to schedule our appointments in such a way that our waiting room remains as empty as possible.

During your eye exam: 

  • The eye doctor may use a special plastic barrier called a slit-lamp breath shield to block the exchange of breath between patient and doctor. 
  • The optometrist may wear a mask with a plastic shield over the eyes. 
  • The practitioner will wait for your slit-lamp eye exam to be over before speaking with you or answering any questions you may have. 
  • We sanitize all equipment and patient contact surfaces after every use and at the end of the day. 
  • We sanitize all surfaces and equipment (front desk counters, telephones, pens, door handles, waiting room chairs) with antibacterial wipes. 
  • All staff members wash their hands after contact with each patient and throughout the day.
  • Our office is equipped with several sanitizing stations.
  • We request that patients sanitize their hands prior to and after trying on frames. We also make sure to clean frames that have come into contact with patients with soap and hot water.
  • If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.

Please call MyOptix Family Eyecare at 812-213-4088 with any questions or concerns you may have. If you feel it's best for you or a member of your family to reschedule your appointment, we encourage you to do so.

To stay abreast of the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the following official health organizations:

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www.CDC.gov
  • World Health Organization (WHO) at www.WHO.int 

Thank you and stay safe!  

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COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

MESSAGE TO OUR PATIENTS

As your eye health care provider, you can trust that we always take health and patient care seriously. The wellness of our patients, our associates, and our communities is of the utmost importance to us.

Effective Monday, MARCH 23, 2020

· Office Door will remain locked during operating hours

· Only patients with scheduled essential appointments will be permitted into the building. Frequency of appointments will be reduced to one patient per hour, per doctor

· Upon arrival, please call 812-476-2020 and we will usher you in for your appointment. Anyone with you will be asked to wait outside or in their vehicle.

· If you have glasses or contacts to pick-up, please call 812-476-2020 and we will make arrangements to either ship your product to you, or provide a “curb-side” service at our office.

· All staff, doctors and personnel will be wearing masks and gloves. We encourage patients to wear masks of their own, if available.

· No eyeglass adjustments, minor repairs, or non-essential services will be provided at this time

TEMPORARY CHANGES TO HOURS OF OPERATION:

MONDAY: 9-5

TUESDAY: 8-5

WEDNESDAY: 8-5

THURSDAY: 8-2

FRIDAY: 8-5

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: CLOSED

We are all facing these challenges together and appreciate your understanding as we do our part during these difficult times. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and thank you for your continued trust in your health and eye care.

Please refer to our Facebook page for updates as we continue to monitor both local and national information regarding COVID-19.