I've been talking about this on the air and now it's finally here. With doctors offices reopen, it's time to get your yearly checkups scheduled. One of which is getting your eyes checked.

I go to and see Dr. Russ. At this time, he is seeing routine exams again. Here is what you can expect as far as the added precautions he is taking to ensure your safety:

  • Spaced out scheduling to try to maintain social distancing in the common areas, such as the waiting rooms and eyewear dispensing.
  • Disinfecting everything that a patient comes in contact with after each patient encounter (exam rooms, pretesting equipment, frames that a patient tries on).
  • Patients are asked to wear a mask or face covering to the exam.
  • A limit to the number of people in the building by coming to their exam alone or only with one person if necessary (i.e. parent with child or elderly with a helper).
  • A staff member will be letting patients into the building and checking temperature and asking a short symptom questionnaire at the door.
  • Direct shipping as much as possible (i.e. contacts delivered to patient's home instead of having them come to the office for pick up).

Schedule your appointment to see Dr. Russ, at Ridgway Eyecare Center, today. Here are some of what he can do for you and your entire family:

  • Comprehensive eye exam
  • Treatment for eye-related issues, like pink eye, ulcers and styes
  • Specialty contact lens fittings
  • Dry eye evaluation
  • Fittings for proper UV protective wear

Schedule your eye exam here.

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