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Important Updates from Vision Care Center regarding COVID-19

These are unprecedented times during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Here at Vision Care Center, we have been taking the utmost precaution, care, and attention to all of the guidelines in an attempt to continue to provide eye care to our patients.  We are aligned with the recommendations put forth by the CDC, the American Optometric Association, and the Illinois Optometric Association.  The guidelines from the CDC recommend that we “postpone all routine eye care”.

Therefore, effective today – March 18, 2020 – we are postponing all routine eye exams.  We WILL be available for eye emergencies, and we will call you to reschedule your routine eye care.

You are encouraged to call our office (309-670-2020) for any questions and concerns.  We will assist in any way that we can.  For example:

  • If you are running low on contact lenses and can’t get in for your annual eye exam, we will be able to order additional contact lenses and have them shipped to you. We will reschedule your annual exam.
  • If you need prescriptions refilled for your eye drops or medications, we will refill these for you by calling them in to your pharmacy of choice.
  • If you have any eye emergencies, we will coordinate an appropriate evaluation. Some minor eye problems will be able to be addressed via Telehealth exams – utilizing Skype, Zoom, or other programs.  Other more serious eye problems may warrant in-office examinations.  Call into the office to have your concerns triaged appropriately.  We will coordinate an action plan for you.
  • If your frames are broken, bent, or need repair, call first and we will coordinate a time to have them repaired.

We know you understand the importance of everyone abiding by these precautions.  The health of our entire Vision Care Center family and our larger community is our first and foremost concern.

We look forward to seeing you in our office and out and about in our wonderful Peoria community in the coming weeks once this pandemic subsides.

Thank you for your loyalty and your understanding.  We are extending daily prayers for you, for your family, for our community, and for the world.

Sincerely,
Dr. Roger Fitch, Dr. Timothy Cundiff, Dr. Paul Velting, and Staff
Vision Care Center