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March 23, 2020
Although we are postponing routine eye care to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to let you know that our team at Ithaca Eye Care is still here for you. Thankfully, in our digital era there are many ways you can connect with us as we serve this community in the safest possible ways. Here are a few things we are doing to help you through this time.
We are still able to take contact lenses orders and will mail them with no shipping costs, to your home. Please either call our office and leave a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll be contacted within 24 hours to confirm the order.
Dr. Boscia is taking urgent calls during office hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, and can perform telemedicine triage calls to determine whether to see you in person. Please do not go to the ER unless you are unable to reach someone at our office and it is a true emergency. We do not want to overwhelm our wonderful doctors and nurses working on the frontlines against this pandemic. Ocular emergencies may include, but are not limited to, significant vision loss, severe eye pain due to injury, ocular discharge, severe sensitivity to light, and/or flashes of light.
If you are unable to reach us via phone at 607-257-1500, please email our office at email@example.com and we will be in touch with you.
Again, while we miss serving you and your families during this time, we look forward to emerging from this pandemic in good health and fully focused on your eye health.
Dr. Amy K. Boscia, OD and The Ithaca Eye Care Team
Announcing Closure for COVID Prevention
March 18, 2019
Out of concern for your health and well-being, as well as for the protection of our broader community, Ithaca Eye Care has decided to suspend routine eye care for two weeks beginning Monday, March 23. We anticipate resuming normal operations on Monday, April 6.
During this period, Dr. Boscia and limited staff will be available for urgent calls during regular office hours, 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am to 12 pm on Fridays. Please call us at 607-257-1500 if needed.
Our office has arrived at this decision after careful consideration of the needs of our patients and staff, as well as recommendations by the CDC and other health agencies to practice social distancing to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. We believe this is the best course of action to protect your well-being, as well as others in our community.
While we will miss serving you and your families during this time, we look forward to emerging from this pandemic in good health and fully focused on your eye health.
Dr. Amy K. Boscia, OD
Our Policies Regarding COVID-19
Monday, March 16, 2020
As always, our top priority at Ithaca Eye Care is the health and safety of you and your families.
We’d like to reassure you that our practice is pursuing comprehensive measures, including best practices recommended by leading health authorities, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in our community. These include:
Completely sanitizing our examination rooms and medical equipment after every patient visit;
Regularly disinfecting door handles, waiting areas and other frequently touched surfaces throughout our office, as well as having hand sanitizer available for patients and staff;
Monitoring and implementing prevention guidelines from local and state health officials to ensure that our protocols for hygiene, health, and safety are reducing the potential spread of COVID-19;
Educating our staff and patients about best practices for social distancing and other steps to prevent the transmission of disease;
Advising our staff to refrain from travel, avoid large gatherings, and limit interactions with those who are sick. Staff who show flu-like symptoms will not report to the office for at least 72 hours after their symptoms clear;
Asking patients who are immuno-compromised or at elevated risk from COVID-19 to consider staying at home;
Following CDC and WHO guidelines, we are enacting enhanced measures to screen patients who show any signs of illness or fever, have recently traveled domestically or internationally, or been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 or anyone who has been isolated or quarantined due to illness.
Amid this time of heightened uncertainty, it is understandable to have concerns about keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy. Please know that we are working diligently to ensure that Ithaca Eye Care remains a safe, welcoming environment for your care and that we are taking every available precaution to ensure the well-being of our patients and our broader community.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at 607-257-1500.
Dr. Amy Boscia, OD
Ithaca Eye Care Optometry
The following workshop has been postponed until further notice
"Is Your Child Squeaking by?"
Learn how your child's vision plays a critical role in achieving their full potential
Date and Time TBA
1st in a series of visual education workshops
with Dr. Amy Boscia
Please RSVP with Allison at 607-257-1500