We are pleased to announce that Heffington’s reopened its doors on May 4th! We will be open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. going forward. However, things will look a little different when you stop by for your next appointment. As our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and employees, we have adjusted our typical procedures to reduce the spread of germs. We heard a story about restaurants utilizing outdoor seating and thought, “Why not us?!” So for the time being, weather permitting, we will be conducting the majority of our services outdoors. [Read more…] about How Heffington’s Is Adapting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Heffington’s will reopen on May 4th with a soft launch, in accordance with governing health authorities. We invite patients to visit us for routine eye exams, medical visits, contact lenses, adjustments and repairs, and the purchase of new eyewear. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and employees, so we will be adjusting our normal procedures during this time.
We will be open from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All of our staff members will receive OSHA training and certification to ensure they can maintain a safe environment for everyone visiting the clinic. In addition, we will be regularly sanitizing our eyeglass frames, continually cleaning and disinfecting the clinic, and using directional distancing barriers to protect our patients’ health.
We will also be utilizing drive-thru and curbside pickup to minimize contact. Please call or text 417-882-3937 to let us know you have arrived, and we will meet you outside.
What to Expect When Visiting the Clinic
- A sanitary mask and gloves will be required to enter the clinic. Please bring your own and put them on before you enter.
- Only patients will be admitted into the office. We will be limiting capacity and enforcing social distancing of at least six feet.
- We will be performing temperature checks. If your temperature reads above 99.0° Fahrenheit, you will be asked to reschedule.
- Before your appointment, please preregister online so that we can avoid cross-contamination through pens, paper, and clipboards.
We appreciate your patience during this time. Our team is closely monitoring the recommendations of health authorities, and we will adjust our procedures as needed to best protect our community.
Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19, Heffington’s will be temporarily closing our offices for a few weeks, per the CDC recommendation that optometry clinics reschedule non-essential examinations and maintain a 6 foot radius of contact.
I want to let you know that we will be on call to see urgent or emergent eye care needs such as the following :
- Injuries or Infections
- Sudden vision loss
- Lost or Broken glasses / contacts
We will be extending contact lens and other prescriptions that our Doctors approve and hope to be back in a few weeks after this crisis clears.
We thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.
If you have an emergency please call us @ 417-882-3937 and we will make plans to see you in a safe and noninfectious environment.
“Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.”
– Habakkuk 1:5
Heffington’s Doctors and Staff
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