As we continue to monitor the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains clear to Dr. Barseghian and Dr. Fogg that the best way for us as healthcare providers to protect the wellbeing of our patients, staff and community is to continue to postpone routine visits and nonessential patient contact. Our office will therefore remain closed to regularly scheduled appointments and glasses sales until we are confident that it is safe and responsible to resume non-emergent eye care.
Now, more than ever, we must remain committed to limiting person-to-person contact. Signs that we are slowing the spread of this virus are hopeful, but there has yet to be any indication that the spread of COVID-19 in Monterey has slowed. All of our efforts to-date will be useless if even a few of us are careless now.
Know that Dr. Barseghian and Dr. Fogg are available to address urgent eye care needs 24 hours a day and Blink’s dedicated staff are available via phone and email during regular business hours. We have established appropriate protective protocols for seeing patients in the office for emergencies that can’t be handled via telemedicine. In the majority of cases, we will be able to evaluate and treat patients with a phone or video consult. We are still calling in medical prescriptions to pharmacies, temporarily renewing expiring contact lens prescriptions, and shipping contacts directly to your door. Please reach out to us with your questions and requests.
As our understanding of COVID-19 and its impact and progression continues to evolve, we will continue to update Blink's closure timeline, plans, and procedures. At this time it is unlikely that we will resume non-emergent eye care before the expiration of the current shelter in place order for Monterey County. Your health, and that of your family, is always our top priority.
Please remain vigilant. As we weather this global pandemic, we are all trusting each other with the health and safety of our loved ones. We are proud and deeply grateful to live in a community that continues to make the hard choices necessary to win this fight.
Dr. Barseghian and Dr. Fogg
Updated May 11, 2020
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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