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Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

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Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff are safe is our top priority. 

We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this critical time. Our optometric clinic is prudent and has adopted specific measures to protect our patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 during this time of uncertainty. 

That said, guidelines for slowing the spread of this epidemic are rapidly changing. Please pay close to attention to local regulatory changes to get the most up-to-date information on whether practices can still remain open/ accept non-emergency cases. 

Here Are the Precautions Our Eye Clinic Is Taking to Limit COVID-19: 

We employ a strict office policy that mandates that all eye doctors, opticians, office staff, and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days.

The staff may ask you to wait outside rather than in the waiting area in order to protect yourself and others from any circulating germs. Furthermore, we are trying to schedule our appointments in such a way that our waiting room remains as empty as possible.

During your eye exam: 

  • The eye doctor may use a special plastic barrier called a slit-lamp breath shield to block the exchange of breath between patient and doctor. 
  • The practitioner will wait for your slit-lamp eye exam to be over before speaking with you or answering any questions you may have. 
  • We sanitize all equipment and patient contact surfaces after every use and at the end of the day. 
  • We sanitize all surfaces and equipment (front desk counters, telephones, pens, door handles, waiting room chairs) with wipes or alcohol. 
  • We request that patients sanitize their hands prior to and after trying on frames. We also make sure to clean frames that have come into contact with patients with soap and hot water, or alcohol.
  • If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.

Please call TSO Brenham at (979) 836-1077 with any questions or concerns you may have. If you feel it's best for you or a member of your family to reschedule your appointment, we encourage you to do so.

To stay abreast of the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the following official health organizations:

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www.CDC.gov
  • World Health Organization (WHO) at www.WHO.int 

Thank you and stay safe!  


Dear Patients and Community,

We are making special arrangements including spacing appointments to 1 per hour to be mindful of social distancing and your personal comfort. We are taking extra precautionary action for your protection and safety. We carefully sanitize all surfaces, including equipment, frames and supplies, frame boards, desks, and keyboards.

Contact Lens order/reorder can be performed through the link on our homepage: Order Contact Lenses Online. Your prescription will be verified upon ordering.

We have included a link on our homepage for Care Credit which may be helpful in these times to create a payment plan, interest free if paid in full within 6 months. The link will take you to a single site where you can apply for Care Credit, and make payment for your invoice with us. Note: this link will not show you your invoice or balance due, you will need that information. Please be sure your invoice is from Brenham TSO; payments are not transferrable to other locations.

TSO Brenham is here for you during this unusual time. Please call with any questions or concerns.

We thank you for your understanding and loyalty during this time and look forward to serving you at our office again soon.

Wishing you and your family health and safety.

Dr. Guillory and Team

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