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Dutchess Optometry Re-Opening COVID-19 plan

Dutchess Optometry is opening back up on Tuesday, May 5th

Eyecare health is essential care and we look forward to providing you the same quality eyecare and personal attention we always have.  We have made every effort to assure you that we will also have a very safe environment for you to return to.

We will be dividing our staff and doctors into two teams, each at separate location

Hours have been changed slightly:

Red Hook:

Monday  10-4

Dr. Takahashi for limited medical appointments only, no optical available

Tuesday  8:45-5

Dr. Sheedy /Dr. Takahashi

Wednesday  8:45-5

Dr. Sheedy

Thursday  8:00-5

Dr. Sheedy/Dr. Takahashi

Friday  8:45-4

Dr. Sheedy/Dr. Takahashi

Saturday  7:45-12:30

Dr. Takahashi

Poughkeepsie:

Monday  8:45-5

Dr. Lappan

Tuesday  10-6:30

Dr. Lappan

Wednesday  9-5

No doctor- optical is open

Thursday:  8:45-5

Dr. Lappan

Friday:  8:45-4

Dr. Lappan

  • Exams will be scheduled further apart to allow space for social distancing and provide enough time for disinfecting
  • All staff will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and temperature taken
  • Everyone entering building will be required to wear a mask and keep on the entire time in the office
  • All exam rooms will continue to be disinfected between patients
  • All frames will be sanitized after being tried on
  • Patients will be required to wash hands when entering office
  • Patients are asked to come alone to their appointments unless they require assistance
  • Patients can call from their car when they arrive rather than come in and wait
  • We will still provide curb-side pick up
  • All patients will need to fill out a COVID-19 questionaire
  • The entire office will sanitized continuously throughout the day
  • Staff wearing gloves will change with each patient
  • Staff not wearing gloves will be frequently washing hands and using hand sanitizer

We look forward to seeing our patients again and we appreciate your patience as we navigate this new way of life.  Most importantly, we are here for you and want you to feel comfortable coming to our practice.  Please call us with any questions you may have concerning scheduling or visiting our offices for optical needs.

For more information and up to date COVID-19 Procedures and Protocols, please click here.