Dear Laurelwood Optometry Patients,
For the safety of our patients and our staff during this COVID-19 Pandemic, we are following the San Mateo County's Shelter in Place order. Our office will be closed as of March 17, 2020 until the order is lifted on April 7, 2020.
Please call back to reschedule your appointments that are made during this time when we reopen. We understand that some of you may have eyeglass and/or contact lens orders to pick up. We have been arranging deliveries of these orders at this time. We encourage you to wear your eyeglasses as much as possible especially if your contact lens supply is running low.
*For your eye emergencies, we are still here to serve your urgent and emergent needs. You may reach Dr. Collom at 6502915147. Otherwise, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
*For our contact lens patients who are due for their annual eye examinations, we have set up a link to our contact lens ordering site for you to order and direct ship your contact lenses up to six months' supply with no shipping fees (two box minimum during COVID-19 order). Click www.yourlens.com/laurelwoodoptometry or leave us a message on our phone 6503450248 or email us at Laurelwoodoffice@gmail.com and we will try to get back to you to help place the order. Meanwhile, please do not overwear your contact lenses for your own safety.
*For our glaucoma patients who need prescription eye medication refills, please also contact us at 6503450248 or email us at Laurelwoodoffice@gmail.com so we can extend the prescriptions for you.
Lately there has been misleading information in the press, regarding the use of contact lenses during the COVID-19 spread. The American Academy of Optometry released this statement regarding contact lens wear:
The research literature is clear. To prevent contact lens infections of all kinds: bacterial, viral, and fungal, contact lens wearers must:
- Wash hands thoroughly, at least 20 seconds, with soap and water, and dry hands completely.
- Use daily disposable contact lenses if possible.
- If solutions are required, use them appropriately. Specifically, do not top-up or re-use solutions.
- Replace cases monthly or more frequently. Rinse, wipe, and air dry contact lens cases every day.
- Do not wear contact lenses when you are ill.
Thank you for your trust and understanding during these challenging times. We always appreciate your support! We will get through this!
Take care and stay safe and healthy,
Dr. Karen Collom and the Staff of Laurelwood Optometry