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When will be able to have a Comprehensive Eye Exam? 

woman wearing a mask 640We look forward to re-opening for comprehensive eye examinations, BUT we are not there yet.  We have placed many new procedures and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure everyone’s safety. Below are a few of the changes you should expect when you come in for your eye exam.

Expect the Following Changes at Family Eye Care in Old Bridge

You can expect to see the following changes in our office during your next appointment:

  • We will be wearing a face mask, gloves, and eye shield or face-covering safety shield, while patients will be required to wear a face mask.
  • We expect you to come in wearing your mask.
  • We will give you gloves when you arrive.  Please discard yours so we can help keep our office safe for our staff and for our other patients.
  • We have modified our schedule so adhere to social distancing.
  • Seating in our Reception Area has been changed to promote social distancing.
  • If you aren’t feeling well or have been in contact with someone who is ill, we ask you to let us know prior to your visit, and we will postpone your appointment by two to three weeks.  Our staff will be asking patients about COVID-19 symptoms such as fever or cough.
  • We have implemented procedures to ensure that we disinfect office fixtures and equipment before and after each patient’s visit. Exam rooms will be completely disinfected between appointments.
  • We will frequently wipe down counters, chairs, equipment, and doorknobs. In the dispensary, eyeglass frames will be promptly disinfected after use.
  • We will utilize a large shield during the slit lamp part of the exam, which requires the nearest doctor-to-patient contact. The protective shield will prevent respiratory droplets from being spread. (The slit lamp shines light into the patient’s eye, enabling the doctors at Family Eye Care to examine the front part of the eye.
  • Our Ultra-Wide Retinal Camera will take a photo of the Retina, the back part of your eye.  During this period this is the only way to see your retina.

          The only constant in life is change. COVID-19 has led to rapid changes across most industries, and optometry is no exception. We continue to adapt to this new reality, to ensure that our patients receive the care they need, in comfort and safety. .

          We also see patients through Telehealth.  Please call our office to arrange that.

          If you have an eye emergency, such as blurred vision, pain, flashes or floaters, we will prioritize your visit. You may want to watch THIS video about the many types of eye emergencies we treat in our office

          If you frames broke or are lost, we will do our best to help you.

          Please call us at 732-679-2020.  We are here to help.