Written by Chelle Honiker

Caring for Your Eyes in these Challenging Times

Experts agree that limiting the habit of touching your face – especially your eyes – is good practice at any time. But it’s especially important during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Touching your face may transmit the virus from your hands to a place where it may be absorbed into the body.

If you wear contact lenses, you may be touching your face and rubbing your eyes a lot, especially during allergy season. We recommend that you discontinue or limit the use of contact lenses and wear glasses instead. Glasses will also help protect your eyes.

We can help.

Of course, if you’re interested in procedures that will eliminate the need for contacts, Dr. Lipsky and Advanced Laser Vision can help. We are now taking requests for appointments once the all-clear has sounded.

In the meantime, Advanced Laser Vision, like all reputable ophthalmic surgery offices, is not scheduling any elective procedures or routine office visits. We will, however, help you determine if your situation is an emergency and recommend the best way to address it.

Call us if you experience any of the following situations:

  • You have macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy and get regular eye injections;
  • You notice changes in your vision (like blurry, wavy or blank spots in your field of vision);
  • You notice a lot of new floaters or flashes in your vision;
  • · You suddenly lose some vision;
  • You have eye pain, headache, or red eyes, coupled with nausea, or vomiting.

This virus will be contained, and once that happens, consider getting rid of your contacts altogether with LASIK.

Until then, be safe please remember we will be here when this is all over if you need us.