Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are facing difficulties in this unprecedented time. In following the recommendations of the CDC, we have postponed all routine eye exams. However, we want our patients to know we are here for them. According to the American Optometric Association, Doctors of Optometry are frontline physician providers of essential care. Urgent care is defined as medical care provided for illnesses or injuries which require prompt attention but are typically not of such seriousness as to require the services of an emergency room. Emergent care is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in the eye or visual health.
Based on the immediate health needs of a patient, doctors of optometry can and should use their professional judgment to determine the timing and course of care, including assessing patient expressed urgency, necessary preventative care and the monitoring and refilling of prescriptions. We will continue to practice social distancing and a strict disinfecting regiment in our office to assure your health and safety. We will continue to see our at-risk patients and provide pre-appointed emergent care. If you have questions about this please call our office at (740) 454-6283. If you need contact lenses, we will be happy to extend your contact lens prescription up to 6 months and mail them to your home free of charge with a minimum order of two boxes. If you are sick or have been experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not come into the office and instead call your primary care physician for instructions.
Our hours of operation are temporarily changing beginning Monday March 23, 2020. These hours are subject to change with newly emerging information. We will be open Mondays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 4:00PM, Wednesdays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Thursdays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Fridays 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM until further notice. We will be available for limited pick up of essential glasses or contact lenses during these hours.
Thank you for your cooperation during this trying time.
Dr. Rice, Dr. Galloway and Staff