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ROUTINE EYE CARE UPDATE

We are sad to announce that we must continue to postpone routine eye care through April 30th due to Governor Sisolak's recent Stay at Home orders. If you have an appointment during this time one of our patient care coordinators will be contacting you soon. We are freezing our calendars until we have a firm date to reschedule you.

With all of the rapid changes to our daily norms, we want to reassure you we are here for you, as always. Please feel free to call us at (775) 358-1020 and we can answer any questions you may have. We will get through this together.

Thank you for letting us care for you and please follow us on Facebook (Family Eyecare of Northern Nevada) and/or Instagram (familyeyecareassociates) for updates.

Take care,

Family Eyecare Associates

CHANGE IN OFFICE HOURS

SPARKS OFFICE

At Family Eyecare Associates, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our patients and staff safe at this unprecedented time. We continue to closely monitor the updates and changes of COVID-19 and how it affects our practice. We have decided that beginning Monday March 30th our Sparks office hours will decrease to 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and our South Reno office will remain closed temporarily. We will reassess our situation on a weekly basis going forward.

Our Sparks office will continue to have one doctor and a small team available for urgent eye care visits and scheduled glasses/contact lenses pick up. We are still offering free shipping for all materials. Please call our office at (775) 358-1020 to speak to one of our patient care coordinators with any questions or to schedule your glasses fitting.

We recommend that you follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram for updates and interaction. You can message us directly on either platform and we will respond promptly.

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We will continue to be here for our community and provide updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Take care of yourself and others.

Your team,

Family Eyecare Associates

CORONAVIRUS

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Valued Patients,

Family Eyecare Associates takes the health and safety of our patients very seriously.

There have been 2 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washoe County. Anticipating more cases in the near future, we wanted to update patients on our health policies.

Health authorities have advised that COVID-19 is moderately transmittable, and it is spread by coughing and sneezing during close contacts. According to the CDC, people are thought to be most contagious days three to seven, when they are most symptomatic (the sickest), but should self quarantine for 14 days.

Symptom onset is between 2-14 days post-exposure with an average of 5 days.

Symptoms are similar to the flu in the first week of the illness– muscle aches, feeling tired/weak, cough, and low grade fever.  Around the second week, some people develop more trouble breathing.

We would like to ask our parents and patients to practice the following guidelines:

If you or a family member has a cough or respiratory illness with a fever of 100.5° or over with a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and had a recent at-risk travel or potential exposure to a person with COVID-19, please consult with us over the phone before coming to our office to limit exposure to others.

At this time, testing for COVID-19 is done by the Washoe County Health Department. Testing is being offered to those individuals meeting screening criteria.

Expanded testing, such as via a physician’s order at a commercial lab,  may possible in the near future.

Again, you may contact us via phone/text/portal to determine if testing is advised.

Ways to protect yourself and prevent the spread of illness include frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizer, and coughing or sneezing into the inside of your arm.

As always, please call our office before you schedule your appointment if you are not feeling well potentially due to COVID-19 exposure.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please consult a trusted source such as the CDC or Washoe County Health Department websites (links below).

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.washoecounty.us/health/programs-and-services/communicable-diseases-and-epidemiology/educational_materials/COVID-19.php

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy Spring and hoping this coronavirus situation improves soon!

~Your team at Family Eyecare Associates

 

 

FEBRUARY IS AMD/LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH

Here are some quick tips on how you can help lower your risk of getting one of the leading causes of blindness:

  1. Stop smoking
  2. Wear UV and blue light blocking sun protection
  3. Eat your dark leafy veggies, dark rich berries, and nuts
  4. Exercise daily
  5. Talk to your eye care physician about the right eye vitamin for you
  6. Maintain your annual eye health examinations

 

 

LET'S CELEBRATE!

DR. TROY HUMPHREYS

We are very proud of Dr Troy Humphreys! He is the current President of the Nevada Optometric Association. He will represent Nevada at regional and national events as well as overseeing the optometrists in Nevada on a day to day basis. When you see Dr Troy tell him congratulations!

CONCIERGE PROGRAM

NO VISION COVERAGE? NO PROBLEM.

For $15 a month you get: a comprehensive eye examination, an Optos retinal screening, 30% savings on all optical products, and 30% savings on all contact lens services. In addition to this program families of 3 or more receive an additional 10% savings on monthly fees! Please contact us at officeadmin@familyeyecareassociates.com or call us at (775)358-1020.

TEAM OF OPTOMETRISTS

MISSION STATEMENT

"To provide the highest level eyecare and service to our patients, keeping their visual welfare uppermost in our minds at all times."

 

COACH & BEBE

NEW STYLES!

It's here! You've requested and we listened. We now carry Coach and Bebe frames at our South Reno office! So many cute new styles to choose from at our Sparks and now Reno office. Stop by anytime during normal business hours to choose your next favorite pair of glasses and/or sunglasses! It's the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our summer promotion going on right now. Save up to 50% on your 2nd pair!

 

InfantSEE

Public Health Program

We proudly participate and promote InfantSee. InfantSEE is a public health program with a mission to educate the public about the importance of comprehensive eye care beginning at six months of age. At no cost our optometrists can evaluate your infants eyes. Schedule their appointment today!

EYE CORRECTIVE SURGERY

Lasik, ICL or PRK

Ever been curious to see if you are a candidate for corrective eye surgery? Our office offers a free consultation! Just a few simple steps are involved. Our staff will perform quick and accurate tests then one of our optometrists will review your results with you the same day. We then will refer you to one of our trusted local surgeons.