Why is my doctor of optometry's office closed for routine care?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have strongly advised that healthcare facilities and clinicians nationwide, including doctors of optometry, restrict their in-person visits and procedures to urgent and emergency patients only for the next several weeks. In addition, all routine eye care visits should be postponed to a later date. Essential eye health and vision care may be necessary, which can be determined on an individual basis by consulting with your doctor. These measures are in place to not only keep you safe, but also to combat further community spread and a wider outbreak of COVID-19.