In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, we are working to ensure our practice remains a healthy and safe place for our visitors and our team. We are monitoring the news and are following guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, the State of Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, and the Centers for Disease Control.
We are working to strike a balance between minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19 and remaining available to provide care to our community and our patients so as not to overwhelm other health care facilities by turning away our patients. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.
In an effort to comply with current recommendations while minimizing health risk to our patients, the community at large, and our team, we will remain open to offer services to patients whose eye care needs are time-sensitive, including:
– people with broken glasses and no back up alternative
– people who are out of contact lenses and do not have adequate glasses
– people who have red eyes, eye pain, eye irritation, or similar new symptoms
– people experiencing new floaters, flashes of light, or sudden changes in vision
– people who have diabetes and require eye care
– people who have glaucoma or other eye conditions requiring regular monitoring
– people who have already scheduled follow up on existing conditions
– people who have any concerns about their eyes or vision outside of regular and routine care
If you are scheduled for routine eye care and do not have a time-sensitive need such as those listed above, please reschedule your visit after April 30th.
If you have symptoms of fever, sore throat, body aches, have traveled out of the country in the last 30 days, or have been exposed to someone who is displaying these symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.
We have implemented a safe disinfection process to minimize risk to visitors to our office including:
– frequent disinfection of commonly touched surfaces
– disinfecting all eyeglass frames after each try on
– limiting movement through the clinic by assigning each person one exam room for their entire visit
– ensuring safe “social distancing” and separation of people in the practice
– disinfection of all surfaces in the exam room following each patient visit
– minimizing unnecessary physical contact
– rescheduling patients who are ill
– requiring employees who are ill to stay home among other safety measures.
We ask that if you feel ill or are experiencing flu-like symptoms (such as sore throat, body aches, or fever), please contact us at 612-379-1555 to reschedule your appointment.