Update As of 3/19/20
COVID-19 has presented the Optometry and Ophthalmology communities with a unique challenge in how we manage daily operations. Though vision care may not be the first thought on many minds in this climate, our offices are among the healthcare facilities remaining available to those who may require care during this crisis.
As many of you are aware the CDC recently issued a statement asking the public to “postpone routine dental and eyecare visits” in the coming weeks. This same statement also emphasized the importance of prioritizing urgent and emergency visits and procedures. Nationwide Vision is doing what we can to serve the public and are complying with these guidelines for the safety of our patients, Doctors, and staff.
Effective Sunday, March 22nd, we will be open limited hours:
Monday through Friday 12:00pm to 3:00pm for Emergency Appointments and Pick Up of Previously Order Eyewear and Contact Lenses
Saturday and Sunday Closed
In these uncertain times, patients should be confident they will have the required vision correction available to them.
We are also proud to have deployed an Employee Grant to ensure our office employees continue to be paid over the next few weeks of uncertainty. We want each of our patients to know that the friendly face you see at your annual exam each year is being taken care of as best we can. Our commitment to our patients, our Doctors, and our staff remains at the forefront of our minds as we work through this pandemic together.
We will continue to react quickly and keep you updated as information becomes available. Visit your office’s location page to confirm limited hours and additional information. Nationwide Vision is committed to serving Arizona now and in the future.
Take care, stay healthy, and we will see you soon.
The Nationwide Vision Team
Update as of 3/18/2020
We continue to rise to the challenge of caring for our patients during this time of crisis. In order to comply with the most up-to-date guidelines provided by the CDC, we are implementing the following changes starting immediately:
- Waiting area chairs are being spaced to allow for the appropriate distance between each
- Only patients are allowed in the office at this time, with the exception of patients who are minors requiring a legal guardian or patients requiring physical assistance of a guardian/family member. All other family members and guests will be asked to wait outside or in their car until the conclusion of the visit
In addition, we ask that you review the following and consider rescheduling you appointment if you meet any of these criteria:
- Have you been out of the country or anywhere with a travel advisory within the last 14 days?
- Have been exposed to someone who is suspected of having COVID-19?
- Are you over 60 years of age?
- Have you had any flu-like symptoms within the past 48 hours including:
- shortness of breath
- runny nose
We thank you for your patience during this time.
Nationwide Vision has been serving the State of Arizona for 35 years, and now is no different. Please know that we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 virus situation around the clock.
The safety of our patients and employees is our top priority.
Our staff has been instructed to adhere to a rigorous cleaning schedule for all equipment and commonly touched surfaces, doorknobs, etc. throughout the day to ensure a sterile environment. We always consider our office one of the cleanest places you can visit, and especially so at this time.
We will be calling you before your appointment, as well as inquiring at check-in, to ask if you have any symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. If you have any of these symptoms, we will reschedule your appointment and encourage you to call your doctor immediately.
If you have no symptoms but have had contact with someone who has a fever or cough or has tested positive for the Coronavirus, we will also ask that you reschedule your appointment for at least 14 days in the future.
Thank you for choosing Nationwide Vision and allowing us to continue to serve you and your family.
Nationwide Optometry Doctors and Nationwide Vision Staff