During the COVID-19 crisis, the CDC has recommended that routine health exams should be delayed. Does this mean that I cannot contact my eye doctor if I have a problem? What if my eye doctor’s office is closed?
No. In fact, most eye doctors prefer that you contact them instead of asking “Dr. Google” or going to urgent care for help. Even if you’re unsure if your problem is urgent, contact your eye doctor for clarification. If your eye doctor’s office is closed (mine is), most of us are accessible via phone, email, and telemedicine.