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Essential vs. Non-Essential Eye Care

As we navigate new processes and protocols as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be wondering, what's the difference between Essential and Non-Essential Eye Care.

Essential Eye Care services include treatment for medical conditions, including urgent care needs that keep patients from carrying out their regular daily routines.  These include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Broken or lost eyewear
  • Eye trauma
  • Vision loss
  • Contact lens-related pain
  • Flashes or floating objects in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Severe or recurring headaches

We are equipped to handle your Essential Eye Care needs so you do not have visit the ER - which may put you at risk of exposure to infection while also potentially taking from patients with critical conditions having no other alternatives.

Non-Essential Eye Care services might also be called "routine," and not impeding a patient from his/her day-to-day activities, such as:

  • Routine eye exam with no problems
  • First time routine contact lens fittings

As always, our top priority is always your well-being.  If you have questions or concerns about any eye health or eye care services - reach out!  We are here to help you in any way we can!

 

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We are now seeing patients by appointment only for ALL eye care needs, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please call the office today to schedule your next eye exam.

Please bring a mask or face covering to wear during your scheduled appointment. We also ask that all patients arrive alone unless accompanied by ONE parent or caregiver.

Learn more about our COVID-19 office policies and procedures.

It is our primary goal to keep everyone safe, so please be patient with us while we take the appropriate precautions to minimize health and welfare risks to our patients and team members.

WE APPRECIATE YOU! — The WEC Family