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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 Dr. Wong & Associates at 203-448-4405 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!  

Oculista Stamford CT

Oculista Danbury CT

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Due to the Coronavirus we are now closed effective March 18/2020 until further notice.

The best way to reach us is by e-mail – Danbury –danburyeyedoctors@gmail.com OR Stamford – stamfordeyedoctors@gmail.com

You can also order contacts directly from our website. Click on “Contact Lens Store” tab or https://www.danburyeyedoctors.com/contact-lenses-plus/. If you would like to utilize your insurance benefits, please send us an email, and someone from our office will contact you as soon as possible. As a courtesy to our contact lens patients during this difficult time, we will be extending contact lens prescriptions in certain situations as well as waiving shipping costs for orders of two boxes or more.

You can also leave a message at Danbury – 203-448-4405 or Stamford – 203-487-5954. We will try to reach you as soon as possible. Please continue checking this website for practice updates. In case of a medical emergency, please call 911. Stay Safe! For instructions to order Contact Lenses, Click Here

Select register and location. Enter your information. Enter the information on that is on your contact lens box. Manufacturer, Power (please verify if it is – or +), Base curve (usually between 8.3-9.0), quantity you would like to order, and credit card information. We will verify your prescription before shipping your contact lens order. Because of the unusual circumstances, we will waive shipping on all orders 2 boxes and more until May 30, 2020. If you have any questions or problems ordering please leave an e-mail at the appropriate e-mail address.

Sincerely,

Dr. Wong