COVID-19 Information

 

We hope that you and your family are doing well, staying healthy and making the best of these circumstances.

We wanted to reach out with an update on how Sierra Vista Optometry is handling the COVID-19 situation.  We are doing our best to support the health and safety of you and your family, while providing essential services.  If you wear contact lenses, please see note at bottom of this information.

We have made the decision to remain closed for routine eye examinations for the month of April, in line with government official requests. We are currently available by appointment only, for necessary appointments (including eye pain, red eye, sudden or progressive vision loss, or eye disease follow-up like glaucoma or retina/macula problems), in addition to dispenses of eyeglasses, or any other needs you may have. 

We are currently using great caution and taking great care to clean and disinfect for the safety of all our patients in office.  Please stay home if you feel ill or have symptoms consistent with the flu, including a fever, sore throat or cough, achiness, chills, or difficulty breathing.

When we do return to normal operation in the future, it will be to a new normal, with modified policies and procedures to maintain an ongoing safe environment.

If you have an upcoming appointment, we will be contacting you to reschedule.   As always, we are here to address any urgent eye care issues. Please contact us and our on-call team will reach out to you.

We cannot thank you enough for your support and understanding during these uncertain times.  Be safe and stay healthy. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Fleming and staff

Additional information for contact lens wearers: 

It is generally regarded as safe to continue wearing contact lenses during this COVID-19 situation. 

Please follow all recommended safe wearing instructions, especially including careful hand washing before handling your contact lenses or touching your eyes. 

AVOID the use of hand sanitizers before touching your eyes or contact lenses, as the chemicals in hand sanitizers can be toxic to your eyes. 

For the very small number of you who might sleep in your contact lenses (only when approved by your eye doctor), please minimize your overnight wear, as you are at increased risk for complications.

If you develop any of the possible signs/symptoms of any flu 

           (COVID-19 or previous flu bugs, symptoms include but are not limited to: 

                       extreme fatigue, 

                       muscle aches, 

                       fever, cough, 

                       difficulty breathing, or 

                       red eyes), 

or have any signs of eye infection 

           (signs/symptoms include, but are not limited to: 

                       red eye, 

                       irritation/pain in eye, 

                       mucous or matter in tears/eyelids), 

you must discontinue wearing your contact lenses.  

If problems continue or worsen after discontinuing, please call our office for advice/direction.

If you have any questions about this information, please call our office for additional clarification.

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Sierra Vista Optometry

940-H Sylva Ln Sonora, CA 95370 US

(209) 532-4123

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