As we monitor the progression of the COVID -19 pandemic it has become clear to Dr. Barseghian and Dr. Fogg that the best way for us as healthcare providers to protect the wellbeing of patients, staff and community is to postpone all nonessential patient contact. We have decided to close our office to regularly scheduled appointments and glasses sales effective immediately.
We will continue to follow the guidance being issued by the CDC and local health departments. We tentatively anticipate following the same closure schedule currently projected for Monterey County schools and major community organizations to do our part in promoting social distancing. If we are to succeed in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we must all commit together to limiting all non-essential contact with others. This will only work if we are all in.
Dr. Barseghian and Dr. Fogg will be on-call to address urgent eye care needs for the duration of the closure. We have arranged for staff to be available to answer your phone calls and address emergent eye issues with our doctors virtually. We are happy to call in medical prescriptions to pharmacies, temporarily renew expiring contact lens prescriptions or ship contacts directly to your door. Please reach out with questions and requests.
As our understanding of COVID-19 and its impact and progression evolves, we will continue to update Blink's closure timeline, plans, and procedures. Anyone who has an appointment on the books for the month of March will receive a call from us in the coming days. Please know that your health, and that of your family, is always our top priority. Thank you for standing with us, and so many in our community, to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Now is our time to step up.
Dr. Barseghian and Dr. Fogg
Dr. Telma Barseghian, OD & Dr. Trevor Fogg, OD
Blink Optometry Carmel
217 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
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