To help our patients to stay away from emergency room visits, we are now offering telemedicine consults to address ocular problems or concerns while we are away from the office. If a concerning new problem is occurring that cannot wait until we resume patient care, please call 434-591-0262 and speak to the staff member who is there in the mornings. The problem will be relayed to the doctors who will contact you, preferably by Skype or FaceTime.
Medicare is covering telemedicine visits. Please note there will be a fee for these consults, which may be covered by other insurances. In addition, some problems will require an in person office visit and will still require us to make a referral.
Please also call the office for any ocular medications that need to be renewed. They can be renewed while we are out of the office. Our electronic health record system does let us know when they expire, so most should be automatically renewed by us. In addition we can renew contact lens prescriptions if it is running out while the office is closed.
We can take care of your contact lens ordering needs over the phone with payment from you and shipment directly to your home.