We take the health and safety of our patients, staff and the community very seriously. We are following the progress of COVID-19 pandemic very closely and acting on the advice of the Australian Federal Governement the WA State Governement and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
There has certainly been some good news in the last few weeks in regards to the flattening of the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Australia and, more importantly for us, in WA. We continue to report very low case numbers and from Monday 18th May we will enjoy some further easing of restrictions in WA as we travel along the road to recovery. However, it is important to note that we will be returning to a new definition of normal in a post-COVID society.
There are some eye conditions, such as Glaucoma or Macula Degeneration, which are progressive in nature and respond best to treatment when detected early on. Taking care of and preserving your vision is our number one priority as eye health providers and we do not want you to go untreated or undiagnosed during this pandemic. It is still important for you to attend your regular eye examinations, especially if you are being monitored for any eye-related conditions.
We are open and continually increasing our capacity for eye testing. Whether it's an urgency, emergency or just a routine check you're after please give us a call or book an appointment online through our website. It is important not to neglect your eye health and regular eye examinations are a critical part of monitoring any progression in or signs of eye disease.
If you chose to defer your routine eye examination due to the COVID-19 pandemic, firstly we'd like to thank you for allowing us to prioritise our more urgent patients over the past 8 weeks. We are now ready and willing to book you in to see us and it's simple as giving us a call or booking online.
We have made a number of procedural changes in our locations to support good hygiene practices and help to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19. They inlcude:
If you are suffering from any viral illness (whetehr suspected COVID-19 or not) then you should cease contact lens wear while you are ill and for 24 hours after your symptoms resolve. As yourself if you have a pair of spectacles to wear in this instance.