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In the McDonald’s and I-HOP shopping center in Eastlake

Next to Scripps Hospital between H Street and G Street.

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(619) 831-6673

Eastlake Vision
In the McDonald’s and I-HOP shopping center in Eastlake
619-831-6673

(619) 431-3944

Clear Vision
Next to Scripps Hospital between H Street and G Street.
619-431-3944

Home » What's New » Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

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Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority. 

We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this critical time. Our optometric clinic is prudent and has adopted specific measures to protect our patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 during this time of uncertainty. 

That said, guidelines for slowing the spread of this epidemic are rapidly changing. Please pay close to attention to local regulatory changes to get the most up-to-date information on whether practices can still remain open/ accept non-emergency cases. 

Here Are the Precautions Our Eye Clinic Is Taking to Limit COVID-19: 

We employ a strict office policy that mandates that all eye doctors, opticians, office staff, and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days.

The staff may ask you to wait outside rather than in the waiting area in order to protect yourself and others from any circulating germs. Furthermore, we are trying to schedule our appointments in such a way that our waiting room remains as empty as possible.

During your eye exam: 

  • The eye doctor may use a special plastic barrier called a slit-lamp breath shield to block the exchange of breath between patient and doctor. 
  • The optometrist may wear a mask with a plastic shield over the eyes. 
  • The practitioner will wait for your slit-lamp eye exam to be over before speaking with you or answering any questions you may have. 
  • We sanitize all equipment and patient contact surfaces after every use and at the end of the day. 
  • We sanitize all surfaces and equipment (front desk counters, telephones, pens, door handles, waiting room chairs) with antibacterial wipes. 
  • All staff members wash their hands after contact with each patient and throughout the day.
  • Our office is equipped with several sanitizing stations.
  • We request that patients sanitize their hands prior to and after trying on frames. We also make sure to clean frames that have come into contact with patients with soap and hot water.
  • If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.

Please call Eastlake Vision at 619-831-6673 with any questions or concerns you may have. If you feel it's best for you or a member of your family to reschedule your appointment, we encourage you to do so.

To stay abreast of the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the following official health organizations:

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www.CDC.gov
  • World Health Organization (WHO) at www.WHO.int 

Thank you and stay safe!  

Dear Patient,

As of March 19, both of our locations are closed for routine eye exams.

We’re are scheduling routine eye exams for May.

You can request your next appointment for May here on this website

or if you prefer you can call us at 619-421-5550 during our updated office hours:

Monday-Friday

10am- 3pm

ORDER CONTACT LENSES

*We will extend, on a case by case basis, the expiration date of your contact lens   prescription so you can order contacts lenses.

*We are offering free shipping when you order at least 2 boxes.

You can order online on this website or email us at drmascareno@eastlakevision.com

Picking up current Eyeglasses and contacts orders*We ask that you call ahead of time to arrange pick-ups of Eyeglasses and contact lenses*All balances are paid upon delivery and can be taken over the phone in advance.

Please call before you come to our office since our doors are locked.

Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community.  In this unprecedented time, we are deeply committed to keeping everyone safe.

We did not make this decision lightly. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We wish all of you continued health and strength during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Drs. Mascareno, Boeck, Ardakani & Staff