A Letter To Our Patients

After careful thought and consideration, we have made the challenging decision to temporarily close EyeCare for You, effective Friday March 20th, 2020. These recommendations were made by the CDC and the North Carolina Board of Optometry. As always, the health and safety of our patients, families, and our team are our absolute top priority.

Orders of business:

  • If you are scheduled for an exam in the next two weeks, we will be in contact with you shortly to reschedule
  • Dr. Kara is available for ocular emergencies, such as flashes of light or pink eye. Please call the office at 919.249.2020 and press 9 to be transferred to Dr. Kara’s cell phone.  We will start as a telehealth consult and meet in person, if needed. Consult is $49 with 1 follow up included. If you have a pink eye and fever, please see your primary care doctor first as up to 3% of COVID 19 cases can present as pink eye.
  • If you have already ordered any eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, we will contact you to schedule a curb-side pickup.  We are getting our deliveries each day and as of now, there are no delays coming from our lab.
  • If you need to order any contact lenses, please call the office and leave a message on our voicemail. We are happy to ship the contact lenses directly to you. We can also take contact lens orders via email or Facebook messenger.

We are aware this is a constantly changing situation with many unknowns.  We’ll be carefully monitoring and adjusting our procedures based on the most up to date recommendations and keep you updated through email and Facebook.

We want you to know that we truly value your support during these times.  We wouldn’t be here today without you. Now, more than ever, we need to (figuratively!) come together as a community to support each other.  If you can, donate to your food pantries and support your local businesses. We need you.

On a lighter note, turns out I was wrong about 2020 being the “Year of the Optometrist”!

Stay safe, we’re still here for you.