Visiting Us During COVID-19
As per the College of Optometrists of Ontario and Ministry of Health, optometrists can now see patients in person for both routine and urgent care. Things have changed, however, and you will notice that many new protocols have been enforced to ensure that we can provide the safest care possible.
What Has Changed?
- We kindly ask that you schedule your appointment ahead of time, rather than come for walk-in care. Please arrive on time, not early or late. This helps to minimize the number of people in the clinic at any one time.
- You will be asked if you are/have been ill or have COVID-19 symptoms when booking your appointment and upon arriving for your visit.
- If you have travelled outside of the province of Ontario within the past 14 days, we will happily schedule an appointment after the 14 days have passed.
- A face mask is required upon entry and must be worn for the entirety of the examination. If you are unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, please inform Joanne when booking and the appropriate arrangements will be made.
- A hand sanitizing station will be available at the clinic entrance. You will be required to sanitize your hands when you enter.
- Staff that you interact with will be wearing personal protective equipment (masks, gloves and/or goggles) that covers their mouth, nose, and eyes.
5 COVID Facts For Contact & Glasses Wearers
Our friends at CORE (Centre for Ocular Research and Education) have published a special edition of their online magazine, Contact Lens Update, to provide eye care professionals evidence-based information on contact lenses and COVID-19. The results of a scientific review by several prominent ocular health researchers provided clear advice for patients: