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Your Health and Safety is Our Priority 

Dear Patients and Visitors,


Life Vision Eyecare wants to ensure you that we are taking every precaution we can to keep our patients, visitors, team members and community healthy and safe from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Although, we cannot guarantee 100% protection from COVID-19, we have put procedures and policies in place to reduce the risk.  Please know that your safety and health is our priority. We have specifically outfitted our clinic with certain  medical equipment to allow for increased infection control during this global pandemic.  For instance, we have implemented the iCare tonometry for checking eye pressures which is more comfortable for the patient, reduces touching of the eyes and surrounding face and the attachment is discarded after every patient.  This is not possible with the “puff-test” or “blue-light test.”  In addition, we have added an autophoropter and OptiKam when refracting and fitting glasses to allow the clinician and the patient to increase social distancing.  This is not possible with a traditional exam phoropter and optician measurements.   


Life Vision Eyecare COVID-19 Policy

September 29, 2020


COVID-19 Information:

  • This virus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It can also remain on surfaces and be transmitted from hand to mucus membrane (nose, mouth, or eyes).

  • Most patients have flu-like symptoms which can range from mild (or no symptoms) to severe illness. There is some disease spread by people with minimal to no symptoms. Patients with more symptoms are likely more contagious.

  • Optometry services are considered an essential service and is vital for preserving vision.

  • There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19.

  • The best way to protect yourself is avoid being exposed to COVID-19 by:

    • Wearing a mask in public settings that covers BOTH your nose and mouth (for persons over the age of 2 years old)

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

    • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus

  • The CDC states that there is Currently there is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring COVID-19 than eyeglass wearers. Please read further on proper disinfection or ask us during your exam. Contact lens wearers should continue to practice safe contact lens wear and care hygiene habits to help prevent against transmission of any contact lens-related infections, such as always washing hands with soap and water before handling lenses. Handle your lenses over a surface that has been cleaned and disinfected.

  • People who are healthy can continue to wear and care for their contact lenses as prescribed by their eye care professional.

  • The CDC states that Hydrogen peroxide-based systems for cleaning, disinfecting, and storing contact lenses should be effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.

    • For other disinfection methods, such as multipurpose solution and ultrasonic cleaners, there is currently not enough scientific evidence to determine efficacy against the virus.

Our Mission Statement:

Life Vision exists to deliver the highest standard of eye care. To provide and protect vision with innovative medical and natural treatments with emphasis on personalized care and quality eyewear.  During this pandemic we will uphold our mission statement by reducing the spread of COVID-19 by the procedures and policies put in place which includes using technology described above to improve infection control and help maintain social distancing.  In addition, we will have a reduced patient volume, frequently sanitize, wear masks continuously, and maintain social distancing as much as we can with all of our job duties.


Life Vision Eyecare’s Protocol:

  • Wipe all surfaces (examples include the door handle, patient chair, exam equipment, doctor chair) before and after each patient.

  • Use EPA approved SARS-CoV-2 (the cause of COVID-19) disinfecting cleaning products in our office.

  • Remove shared items around the office, including pens, coffee centers, patient refreshments, container of mydriatic glasses, multi-use lens cloths, toys, magazines, etc.

  • Receptionist will screen all patients and visitors.  Screening will include a questionnaire and temperature screening.

  • Require all team members of Life Vision Eyecare to check their temperature and fill out the self-monitoring questionnaire at the front door or employee entrances.

  • Space all chairs in the waiting room at least 6 feet apart.

  • Disinfect all waiting room chairs after each use.

  • Practice social distancing rules (keeping a distance of 6 feet between staff member and patient or staff member and staff member) as much as possible.

  • Team members will eat lunch outside or in designated employee lounge areas. No food or drink will be allowed in clinical areas.

  • Patients are limited to one visitor/companion who is providing transportation to the patient receiving care. If the patient is capable of being alone, we will ask the visitor/companion to wait in the car.

  • Place hand sanitizer dispensers at every workstation and by every employee entrance and throughout the practice.

  • All Life Vision Eyecare’s team members will be required to wear a mask at all times during clinical care.  Clinical team members will wear a N95 or KN95 mask where non-clinical team members will wear a surgical or cloth mask.

  • All patients and necessary visitors who must assist the patient, who are not wearing a mask or face covering when screened at the front door, will be given a donated cloth mask or surgical mask.

  • Exceptions can be made for special situations; medical condition or children under the age of two years old.  Prior to entering the building, please inform a Life Vision Eyecare team member of this by calling 269.367.2626

  • Team members will use proper hand hygiene (hand wash or sanitize) when putting on or taking off any mask.

  • Appointment times will be required for all patients to ensure a reduced volume of persons in the office at one time.  Appointment slots will be made for exams and also for optical pick, optical adjustments and other optical needs.


If there are any questions or concerns, please call us at 269.367.2626

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