Trauma – Blunt force, foreign body in the eye, any type of chemical burn
Pain, Redness, Sensitivity to Light – Acute or dull pain around the eye, vision loss, discharge or if you are having pain or sensitivity when wearing contact lenses.
If you currently have no glasses or contact lenses – If you have lost or broken your glasses or are out of contact lenses without a back-up pair of glasses.
Contact Lens-Related issues – Pain, redness, discharge, sensitivity to light or sudden discomfort.
Halos around lights – Sudden experience of Halos around lights or light sensitivity.
Flashes or Floaters – If they are in one eye or both, with or without loss of vision or with or without pain.
Double Vision – In one eye or both.
Drooping of Eyelid – Any sudden change to your eyelid.
What we DO NOT NEED to see you for.
Routine exams – If you have none of the issues listed above and are able to use your current glasses/contact lenses without causing difficulty in vision.
Monitoring of progressive diseases – Glaucoma and AMD and Dry Eye Monitoring among a few things should be delayed until after this pandemic.
You have a current prescription and need products – Most of this can be done with calls or texting and we would prefer you to not come in.
When we want you to stay out of the office.
If you know or suspected to be infected with COVID-19 – For the protection of patients and staff, we are trying to keep our office an infection-free area. If you are suspicious in any way, or are presenting symptoms consistent with the virus please call us or use Telemedicine, or seek treatment at the Emergency room where they are better equipped to handle COVID-19 symptoms.
Over 65 or with respiratory issues pre-existing – For YOUR protection please stay in your home. Give a call so we can see if there is anything we can help you with.