As a valued member of the Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care family, we appreciate the trust you have placed in our Doctors and Staff here in North Park for
the past 10 years, for your eye care and eye wear needs. As the situation with COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) outbreak progresses, we wanted to share how we are preparing for and responding to this Virus to ensure your health and safety.

Below is an overview of what we are doing to ensure our patients
have the right information and know how to access the correct care.

  • Keeping You Informed: We will be diligent in keeping our patients informed of updates and posting communications through our website (www.drchinnsvisioncare.com) and our Social Media platforms, (Instagram and Facebook). This will include practices for prevention and information on the virus itself.

  • Ensuring Access to Care: Our office currently has no plans to shut down at this time. We will remain Open and Accessible for Comprehensive Eye Exams, emergencies, and potential patients who are concerned they may be ill.

  • Understanding the Risk: This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we are monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies to guide our understanding of the spread of coronavirus. We are tracking regional transmission in affected parts of the country, and are actively taking steps to support our patients and our surrounding communities.

  • Relying on Our Training and Expertise: Our doctors have been treating infectious ocular disease for many years, and we are confident we can safely treat all of our patients, with limited risk to everyone. Our staff is fully trained on CDC protocols to be used with infectious diseases.

We have been closely monitoring the situation with federal, state, and local officials and have implemented a comprehensive process to provide care for patients who are being screened for, or are confirmed to have, the virus. While the common symptoms of coronavirus include fever, cough, congestion and shortness of breath; it can also manifest in the eye as a form of viral conjunctivitis infection (more commonly known as pink eye). If you experience any eye related symptoms of coronavirus, please let our staff know so that we can prepare for your visit.

Thank you for continuing to trust our office with your eye care needs. We will keep you advised of updates as the situation progresses. If you have any questions, please email (drchinnoptom@gmail.com) or call us at (619) 280-0664. We also recommend the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (www.cdc.gov) for the most up-to-date health advisories and global coronavirus information.

Your partners in health,

Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care

You may be feeling concerned about the coronavirus,
also referred to as COVID-19. If so, you are not alone.
Here are frequently asked questions with the latest
information and advice to help you feel prepared:

BACKGROUND


What is coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a type of virus that
causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs.

Mild symptoms may include:
– Fever
– Headache
– Runny Nose & Sneezing
– Cough & Sore Throat
– Difficulty Breathing
– Muscle Pain & Weakness
– Chills & Fatigue
– Impaired Liver & Kidney Function

PREVENTION



The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the following prevention methods:

Wash Hands Frequently
Use soap and water for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.

Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue –
discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your
hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3-6 feet distance between yourself and other people,
particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever.
If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces which can be contaminated with the virus.
If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands,
you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.

Seek Medical Care Early
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and tell your health care provider
if you have traveled in an area where the virus has been reported, or if you have been
in close contact with someone with who has traveled and has respiratory symptoms.

Mild Symptoms
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within China,
still seek medical care and be sure to carefully practice basic respiratory and
hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.

Prevent the Spread
Stay home if you are sick (except to get medical care). Keep sick children home from school.

MORE INFO


For the most up-to-date information on possible vaccines, treatments, FAQs, news and more,
please visit the following official health organizations:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
www.CDC.gov

World Health Organization (WHO)
www.WHO.int

CONTACT US


If you have questions or concerns, please call us at:

619-280-0664

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