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COVID-19 Office Updates

We are OPEN!!!

However, we still want to make sure that you and our team remain safe during the process. Now is certainly not the time to decrease our safety precautions.  Please be assured that we are working to the greatest degree to ensure your safety, comfort and peace of mind when we reopen our doors.

Here is what you can expect:

1.    We will limit the amount of people in our office in an effort to maintain social distancing standards. Only the doctor, ophthalmic technician, and patient will be permitted in the examination room. If the patient is a minor, one parent will be permitted in the examination room. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late to your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule. 

2.    We will screen all patients before they are allowed to proceed with their office visit. If you are sick, if you have been around anyone that is sick, or if you have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 we request that you reschedule your appointment before arriving at your appointment.

3.    As a safety precaution, our team will be wearing masks and performing screenings daily before they are permitted to begin their work shift.

4.    Anyone that is allowed in the building will be required to wear a safety mask. If you do not have one, please notify us before your office visit and if supplies are available, we will reserve a safety mask for you to purchase.

5.    The office will be equipped with multiple air purification units that are equipped with UVC light sanitizing capabilities. These units will be strategically placed throughout the office and in each individual examination room.

6.    We will continue to disinfect our high-contact surfaces, but to a greater extent. This will be achieved by spacing out the patient appointment times.  In order to properly execute this increased safety precaution, please exercise flexibility and patience with our team members during the appointment scheduling process.

7.    Our optical frames will be disinfected between patient appointments. We are utilizing an optical stanitizer system that uses UV-C Light. Numerous health studies have shown that UV-C light very effectively inactivates viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi by breaking down their DNA or RNA Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times! We cannot wait to see you and serve your medical and visual needs. Continue to stay safe, we will beat this Together!!!

 

*For future updates regarding operation hours and changes please refer to our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Facebook: @PrecisionEyeCareDallas

Instagram: @pecdallas 

With Care,

Dr. Anthony Peterson

972-298-3937

www.pecdallas.com

Eyeglasses – Plenty of Great Choices

Eyeglasses Are Back!

Picking out new eyeglasses can be a daunting task, whether you're getting your very first pair or you've worn them nearly all your life. The sheer volume of eyeglass choices can be torture to work your way through if you don't have any idea what you're looking for.

Not only are there many different shapes and colors in eyeglass frames, but advances in technology have also brought us a variety of new materials, for both the frames and the lenses, which makes eyeglasses more durable, lightweight and user-friendly. Eyeglass frames are now created from high-tech materials such as titanium and "memory metal" for the ultimate in strength and style, while the lenses are now thinner and lighter than ever before, even in high prescriptions.

Lens options, such as anti-reflective coating, light-changing tints, progressive lenses and new high-tech, light weight materials such as Trivex(TM) and polycarbonate, let you choose a pair of eyeglasses that enhances your vision, no matter what you like to do.

Pink, Stinging Eyes? It Could Be Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be quite transmittable and quickly spread in school and at the office.

Conjunctivitis is seen when the conjunctiva, or thin transparent layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye, becomes inflamed. You can identify conjunctivitis if you notice eye redness, discharge, itching or swollen eyelids and a crusty discharge surrounding the eyes early in the day. Pink eye infections can be divided into three main types: viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis.

The viral type is usually a result of a similar virus to that which produces the recognizable red, watery eyes, sore throat and runny nose of the common cold. The red, itchy, watery eyes caused by viral pink eye are likely to last from a week to two and then will clear up on their own. You may however, be able to reduce some of the discomfort by using soothing drops or compresses. Viral pink eye is transmittable until it is completely cleared up, so in the meantime maintain excellent hygiene, remove eye discharge and try to avoid using communal pillowcases or towels. If your son or daughter has viral conjunctivitis, he or she will have to be kept home from school for three days to a week until symptoms disappear.

A bacterial infection such as Staphylococcus or Streptococcus is usually treated with antibiotic eye drops or cream. One should notice an improvement within just a few days of antibiotic drops, but be sure to adhere to the full prescription dosage to prevent pink eye from recurring.

Allergic pink eye is not contagious. It is usually a result of a known allergy such as hay fever or pet allergies that sets off an allergic reaction in their eyes. First of all, to treat allergic pink eye, you should eliminate the irritant. Use cool compresses and artificial tears to relieve discomfort in mild cases. When the infection is more severe, your eye doctor might prescribe a medication such as an anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. In cases of chronic allergic pink eye, topical steroid eye drops could be used.

Pink eye should always be diagnosed by a qualified eye doctor in order to identify the type and best course of treatment. Never treat yourself! Keep in mind the sooner you begin treatment, the lower chance you have of giving pink eye to loved ones or prolonging your discomfort.

 

Online Patient Registration Forms

You can now request your next appointment online. 

Visit the Contact Us section of our web site and complete the Patient Registration Form.  The form is secure and our office will be notified once the form is complete.  When you walk in for your next appointment, we'll already  have the information entered into our computers.  We're always looking for ways to serve our patients better.

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