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COVID Update & Reopening

Dear Valued Patient,

We are happy to announce that on the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Optometric Association (AOA), MS Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), our practice will be able to begin seeing patients and reopening sales of glasses and contact lenses starting Monday, May 4th, 2020.

Our new hours of operation are posted on our website. Patients will be seen by appointments only.

After going through challenging weeks, we appreciate your patience and understanding than ever.

Our team will continue to go above and beyond the expectations for healthcare facilities in order to safety of everyone who enters our practice to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. To achieve the highest level of safety, we are implementing new safety protocols, including continual sanitization, social distancing, etc. Most notably:

  • Our doctors & staff will wear face masks & will actively disinfect every room.

  • Anyone who enters the building will be required to wear face masks.

  • All surfaces, including glasses, that are touched in any manner, will be sanitized between patients.

  • Appointment times will be spaced further apart to ensure social distancing.

  • Curbside pickup will still be offered.

  • Contact Lens orders can still be made over the phone & shipped to your home.

Patient Expectations

  • We will be screening all patients for COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone exposed to COVID-19, traveled recently, or feeling feverish will be rescheduled at least 14 days out.

  • Your temperature will be taken before entering the building.

  • Come to your appointment alone unless you are a minor and require adult supervision. We will allow one caregiver inside with the child.

  • We have spaced out the waiting-room chairs accordingly, and every chair will be disinfected between each use.

  • All instruments will be thoroughly disinfected between each patient.

  • Discussions with doctors and staff will be kept to a minimum. Follow up phone calls or telehealth video conferencing will be used as often as possible

This list is not all-inclusive, but meant to provide examples of what we are doing, which includes intensive staff training, to ensure a safe, clean, and healthy environment for all of our patients and staff.

We will be contacting patients who are currently on the schedule to confirm dates and times. We will do our best to reschedule canceled appointments and find available times in the upcoming weeks.

As always, feel free to contact our office with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely, The doctors & staff of Wesson-Mothershed Eye Center

Important Announcement

Dear Valued Patient,

Everyone here at Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center appreciates your support and understanding to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our friends and family members within our community and country. During these times it is critical that we preserve our Emergency Rooms for conditions that are best managed there. To uphold our oath to our patients and community, we are seeing emergency patients during this time.

In accordance to the recommendations and requirements of the CDC and the Mississippi State Department of Health, we will be closed temporarily for routine eye care.

We will have a very limited staff, so please call only regarding an emergency or any questions and concerns with your eye health.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this brings about but want to do all we can to help protect our patients, staff, and families.

Our office has a long-standing practice of disinfecting all areas of our office throughout the day, and all clinic areas are disinfected prior to every patient seen.

We also want to take a moment to update you on the status of emergency eye care during these difficult times, as our doctors will continue to see patients needing medical and emergency eye examinations.

What is an example of an eye emergency?

  • Trauma to the eye
  • Red eye
  • Painful eye
  • Flashes of light,
  • Floaters in vision,
  • Strange or sudden changes in vision
  • Monitoring of a condition

We are here to help you and stay committed to offering you the best care possible with convenient access.

For now, coming in to see us may not be possible.

  • If you’re not sure what your specific needs are, feel free to call us at 662-844-3555 and we can talk you through it!
  • If you are running low on contacts due to the mandatory rescheduling of routine examinations, please let our staff know as our doctors have pre-approved to extend your prescription due to the unforeseen circumstances.
  • Although our optical will be closed until further notice, we are currently offering curbside delivery to reduce the traffic and exposure through the office. Just call us when you arrive, give us your vehicle description and we’ll run your items right out to you.
  • Some emergency glasses repairs can also be taken care of with curbside service too.

Taking all these necessary precautions will allow the walk-in clinics and emergency rooms to be available for those affected with COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy. Please call our office with any questions or concerns, we are always here for you!

Wishing you the best of health, The Doctors and Staff at Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center

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