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COVID-19 OFFICE UPDATE - EFFECTIVE MAY 18, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19, OUR OFFICE IS TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF.

AS OF MONDAY MAY 18, 2020, OUR OFFICE HOURS WILL BE 8:30AM - 5:30PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. 

 DR. SUMNER WILL BE IN THE OFFICE MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS. 

DR. SILVER AND DR. MCBRIDE WILL BE IN THE OFFICE TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND ALTERNATING SATURDAYS. 

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS FOR EXAMS, GLASSES OR CONTACT LENS PICKUPS.

NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE AND SUPPORT WHILE WE NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS CHALLENGING TIME.

DR. RICHARD L. SILVER

DR. STACEY SUMNER

DR. NANCY MCBRIDE

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE!


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REOPENING OUR OFFICE


To Our Valued Patients:

Professional Visioncare Associates is planning to reopen on May 18, 2020, after the “Safer at Home” initiative.

Please be reassured that we are deeply focused on the health and safety of everyone, especially our patients, staff and their families.

As we begin to navigate this new normal, we have established strict protocols on cleaning and disinfection in the office. In addition, as per the CDC and AOA guidelines, we will be performing a short health screening regarding questions about your health, along with a non-contact thermometer measurement of body temperature and oximetry for blood oxygen levels. Every surface and equipment that will be needed to aid in your eye health examination will have been previously cleaned and disinfected. We are adjusting the schedule to limit the number of patients in the office at one time, and we ask you not to bring family members unless you are a parent accompanying a child for their exam or a caregiver for an adult needing assistance.

Our staff will be using appropriate protective equipment including facemasks. Gloves and face shields will be worn during certain parts of the exam as needed. By order of the State of California and Los Angeles County, you are always required to have appropriate covering of your nose and mouth. This is a mandatory requirement to enter our office and protect your health as well as ours.

We are excited to see all of you as soon as physically possible and ask for your patience and understanding for the next few months as we regain our momentum and ability to ramp up our schedule. This has been a difficult time for everyone and re-establishing a safe environment for you and our staff to return is a multi-faceted challenge.

Together, we will take each day as a commitment to move forward. We are focused on our mission of providing the highest quality eye care possible using outstanding technology with service and compassion.

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Coronavirus  Protocols For EyeCare

Information may change regularly. Please check for updates.

General Resource Information and Links:

Follow reliable information on Covid-19  posted by the CDC and The National Institutes of Health

-https://www.cdc.gov/

-https://www.nih.gov/


Can I still wear my contact lenses? Should I still wear them?

-Many people are concerned about contact lens wear during these uncertain times. Your contacts are safe to wear assuming you follow the standard cleaning and disinfecting procedures as per usual. However, if you are able to wear glasses you may consider this temporary alternative. Glasses may also help act as a shield against contagions and decrease the percentage we touch our face or eyes directly.


What if I am due for my Routine Eye Exam Now?

Unfortunately, our office is closed due to mandates by both the State of California and City of Los Angeles. While we are not seeing patients for their comprehensive exams at this time, we are here for any eye health emergencies. Ocular Emergencies include: eye infections, injuries, and extreme pain.


Can I get Coronavirus in my eye?

No.

Health officials believe 1%-3% of those who have contracted Coronavirus may develop viral Pink Eye, or Conjunctivitis as a potential symptom. Those are low numbers. This means if you or someone you care for wakes up with that ever so lovely crusty, pink and sore eye, don't panic! Having Pink Eye does not mean having Coronavirus.  


Can I use eye drops?

Yes.

You want to practice safe and proper hygiene like you always do:

*Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.

*Make sure the dropper is clean. You can clean the top with rubbing alcohol as needed. 

*Do not touch dropper to you eyelids or face


 


Primary Care Optometry

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Professional VisionCare Associates is a full scope primary care optometry group providing eye examinations, routine and complex contact lens treatment, refractive surgery consultation and co-management, along with diagnostic and therapeutic health services.

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In addition, we are leaders in special effect contact lens fitting, design, and supply for theatrical use, since our inception over 60 years ago. Our artists and technicians have worked closely with the entertainment industry to create and facilitate many Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning effects.

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Our facility is located in Sherman Oaks, California, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. We use state of the art computer analysis with refraction, corneal topography, and visual field testing. This sophisticated technology is also applied to our precision spectacle lens laboratory.