With the recent extension of Illinois Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home Order”, starting Monday, May 4th, our office will be open for emergency and essential care (including eye exams and optical services by appointment only). Per the Governor’s Executive order, you must wear a mask or face covering when you are in public and will need to have one on when entering our office. Prior to check-in, a member of our team will take your temperature, and ask you a series of COVID-19 questions adapted from the CDC. Please note, that guests or family members are asked to stay in their vehicles to further our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff and patients.

 

As always, we are available for emergency care 24/7.

 

If you need to reschedule your appointment or have further questions, please contact us at (630) 553-6166. Curbside pick-up is still available during office hours at (630) 538-6571.

 

Please visit our COVID-19 page for more detailed information and current hours of operation.

You may have heard a lot about contact lens wear and COVID-19, unfortunately a lot of what’s out there isn’t interpreting the data accurately, so I’d like to answer some questions you may have.

Contact lenses won’t cause you to catch COVID-19.
Eyeglasses are not an effective droplet barrier to protect you from COVID-19.

The entire discussion revolves around touching your face and washing your hands. Some people will rub their eyes more frequently when they have contacts in, other people will constantly take glasses on and off for different tasks or to clean them (ever wear your glasses on a drizzly day?).

Touching your face between hand-washing is the actual risk, you need to assess whether glasses or contacts cause you to touch your face more and do what is right for you. That said, if you do develop a cold, flu like symptoms, or red eyes, contacts are never a good idea. Many viruses can be measured in your tears when sick and you do not want that to get trapped in the contacts.

Stay safe and healthy, never hesitate to reach out and ask us if you have eye health questions, and we look forward to seeing you as things return to normal!