COVID 19 Safety Protocols 

At our office we are committed to the safety of our patients and community.  This page will provide the latest information of our office protocols regarding the COVID 19 pandemic.


Masks or face coverings are still required at

Ithaca Eye Care. 

COVID-19 Protocols  


Please review the following safety guidelines regarding our COVID-19 protocols prior to your visit. 

  1. All patients, visitors, and staff are still required to wear a mask or face covering, regardless of vaccination status.  The New York State Department of Health is still recommending masks in health care settings. Out of an abundance of caution,  we are adhering to this recommendation.  We thank you for understanding. 

  2. Our staff will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment, including face shields and N95 masks. Each staff member has gone through extensive training on multiple sterilization techniques and disinfecting procedures.  This is to ensure your safety, as well as our staff’s, and to provide peace of mind as we focus on your eye health. 

  3. Optical selections are to be made by appointment only. This will safeguard our patients and staff by limiting the number of people in the office. 

  4. We are still providing the opportunity for glasses selection. Each frame is sterilized prior to and after patient wear.  Since frames directly contact the face, they require a higher level of sterilization method. 

  5. We are asking contact lens wearers having their annual checkup, to put the contacts in prior to arrival and to bring a pair of glasses to wear when exiting. This will eliminate unnecessary insertion and removal of lenses, limiting contact between hands, eyes, and face.    

  6. Though we will greet you in protective gear, you can expect the same smiles and warm greetings we always provide. Even though this remains a difficult time, we have not lost sight of our true purpose in helping our community.  We look forward to seeing you!