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Covid-19 Update

Dear Patients

Under today’s Statewide Shelter-in-Place order from Governor Whitmer, Avery Eye Care Center will be closed from March 23rd until April 10, 2020. We very much hope to open again on Monday, April 13, when the order is lifted. In the meantime, some of our staff volunteered to continue to help you and your family. They have agreed to come into the office Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to answer the phones and assist with any questions or concerns.

All non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible, but please be patient with us, as nobody is certain about this situation.

If you are a contact lens wearer and currently have less than a 3-month supply remaining, and are not having any issues, I recommend that you place an order now. This is not a marketing message; my first priority is your vision and eye health. Please take inventory of the contact lens supplies for you and your family. I will extend contact lens prescription expiration dates on a case-by-case basis. Please do not try to stretch out your supply by wearing them longer than I recommended for you at your last visit.

We highly encourage extra diligence with contact lens hygiene at this time (proper hand washing, cleaning of lenses, replacement schedule, etc). Now, more than ever, is not a good time to risk infection or other complications.

We will be available for eye emergencies! Please do not go to the ER or Urgent Care centers, as they are busy with other issues. But DO let me know if you have new flashes or floaters, pain, redness, double vision, or anything else that is really concerning you. Please call Dr. Edward Peters at 989-615-2662 or Dr. Eddie Peters at 989-205-1759, if it is before or after the above hours. We may be able to take care of red eyes, styes, and possibly some other issues via our conversation. We will let you know how this works if you need to be seen, but you may not need to come to the office! If you do need to come in, rest assured, we are prepared with lots of soap, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies.

We will be re-assessing the current situation day today, as it evolves and keep you informed if there are changes that need to be made. Hopefully, we can get back to normal sooner than later.

We truly appreciate all of you as my patients, and we appreciate your patience and understanding more than you know. This is a very stressful time for all of us, but we know we’ll get through it together!

As always, we wish you and your family good health. My staff and I look forward to assisting you however we can.

Sincerely,

Dr. Edward Peters & Dr. Eddie Peters