Visiting an eye clinic for a routine eye check-up or an urgent need is crucial; however, you might feel a bit nervous about going out to the clinic during the Coronavirus pandemic. Be stressed no more because we follow all the COVID-19 strict hygiene instructions and disinfection guidelines (as per the ministry of health). The coronavirus outbreak might continue for a while, and we don’t want you to ignore your eye health.
Don’t skip your regular eye doctor visit due to the fear of contracting COVID-19. Eye exams are not only for people who have eye problems. These check-ups are an excellent way to identify eye problems before it gets worse.
More so, a visit to an eye clinic can help detect some illnesses in advance for instance diabetes. We do offer a comprehensive eye exam that is tailored to meet the needs of every patient. We have contemporary diagnostic equipment to help do a detailed eye exam and assessment of the overall eye health.
You should visit an eye clinic whenever you experience the following:
- Red eyes
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
- Eye pain
- Flashes of light
We will give you an understanding of the general health of your eyes. Remember that you don’t have to be wearing glasses or have eye pain to have an eye problem. Conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration can be identified early enough if you visit your Optometrist regularly.
The recommended number of times that you should visit an eye clinic is once a year, unless you are over 40 years of age. Your vision becomes affected over time, especially during these demanding times that people have to work for long hours on computers.
It is safe to visit us even during this pandemic. We take a lot of precautions to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19. We strictly follow the rules and procedures put in place by the ministry of health.
Some individuals might be carrying the virus but not show any signs or symptoms. Did you know that there is some evidence that the COVID-19 virus can be present in the eyes too? There have also been occasional cases of conjunctivitis that may be connected to Coronavirus.
Your eyes are highly vascularized tissue and are closer to the brain and the sinuses; this then makes it an easy entryway for the COVID-19 virus. We know that the Coronavirus can enter the body through the eyes; therefore, we take all the necessary precautions to make sure that everyone is safe while providing the needed eye care you need.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, get in touch with us.