COVID 19 Update:
I hope everyone is doing well and that you are safe and happy! Based on the guidelines just received by the AOA (American Optometric Association) and the CDC (see below) – we will keep our doors open during this COVID-19 pandemic.
I personally want to say thanks for your support and to let you know what we are currently doing at Precision Vision to combat COVID-19. I assure you that I am monitoring the current recommendations that are being updated by the CDC, as well as local officials.
- Our office has always and will continue to maintain high standards for office disinfection and cleanliness.
- All team members have and continue to wash/sterilize hands frequently.
- When patients enter we have them wash or sanitize their hands.
- -We frequently wipe down and disinfect the waiting area desk, furniture, and door handles, etc.
- All frames have been disinfected and after patients try on glasses we set them aside and disinfect them before putting them back on the frame boards.
- We have temporarily closed our kids play area and have removed magazines and books from our waiting area.
- When scheduling appointments we will ask our patients if they have had any recent fever or symptoms of illness and if so wait to schedule the appointment.
- We ask that if you have recently traveled to a high-risk area or are experiencing any of the following symptoms; fever, cough, chills, aches or other flu-like symptoms please call our office to reschedule your appointment.
- We ask any of our team members who are feeling any symptoms of illness to stay home.
- We have extended our appointment times to limit how many people are in the office at the same time.
- We are asking that if possible only the scheduled patient, and a parent/guardian if the patient is a minor, come to the appointment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at any time now or in the future! 801-504-6448
AOA Guidance to Doctors of Optometry on the CDC March 17 Announcement
The AOA supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) patient care guidance issued on March 17 and the efforts of state and local authorities as well as state boards of optometry to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, of critical importance are immediate efforts to assure access to essential health care, including urgent and emergent care provided by doctors of optometry, which can alleviate burdens on emergency departments.
Doctors of optometry are frontline providers of essential care. Urgent care is defined as medical care provided for illnesses or injuries that require prompt attention but are typically not serious enough to require emergency room services. 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.
In the current patient care environment, doctors and their essential staff have a responsibility to ensure that all appropriate care preparation guidelines and requirements are strictly observed. These include CDC guidance for health care facilities.