To all of our patients and families,
In accordance with the Stay-At-Home order issued this weekend, Drs Fose, Strong, Schreiber, and the staff want you to know that we will continue to be here for you. We are making some major changes to protect our patients, staff, doctors, and community. We are temporarily suspending all routine eye care per KS Optometric Association recommendations and CDC guidelines. We will continue helping with urgent and emergent eye care needs as well as getting your product orders to you in the safest way possible. We can be reached by phone, text, and email Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM. Patients can reach the on-call doctor for medical emergencies at any time. If we all do the right things and keep the bigger picture in mind, we will be a stronger, better community as we get through this together.
Routine Eye Care - Currently, we are postponing routine exams until May 1st which is subject to change. Please call the office to schedule or to be added to our first available list.
Emergency Eyecare - If you are experiencing an eye infection, flashes of light, new/changing floaters, eye pain or discomfort, sudden vision loss, or post operative pain, please reach out to us! Our doctors are on call and available via telemed to handle your eye care needs. Please avoid going to urgent care or the emergency room for your eyes, our optometrists are trying to take the burden off of those healthcare providers so they can use their resources to battle this pandemic.
Post-Operative Patients - We will continue your post-operative care. Please call the office to determine the best means of care.
Contact Lens Patients - Try to remove your contact lenses every night, even if you have been told they are safe to sleep in. This may be the one time you get an eye infection from this, Murphy's law is a cruel master! If you are running low on contact lenses, we want to help, after all, you can't watch Netflix without your lenses! We are extending contact lens prescriptions to help our patients during this challenging time. Please call our office and we will ship your contacts directly to your house.
Eye Medications - If possible, all medication refills will be renewed to ensure the continued treatment of your eye disease. We will reestablish follow up care after this crisis is resolved.
Glasses or contacts to pick up - In addition, we will offer curbside glasses and contact lens pick up at this time for those of you who currently have items on order. Simply call or text us from your car and we will bring your glasses and/or contacts to you.
We appreciate your patience and understanding in helping keep you and our community safe. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and are committed to meeting your eye care needs during this unprecedented time. We appreciate you putting your trust in us and look forward to seeing you all soon.
All the best,
Dr. Fose, Dr. Strong, Dr. Schreiber, and our Eye Center of Shawnee staff