Updated on June 10, 2022.
Heffington’s is adapting operations during the Pandemic/Epidemic.
Our hours of operations at the Chestnut clinic and the Woodhurst Clinic are 9am-5pm with the possibility of being closed from 12-1pm.
Our primary concern is the health and safety of our patients and employees, as we have adjusted our procedures to reduce the exposure.
Clinic admittance for face cover over mouth and nose is optional in the show room and mandatory where patients are being treated per the AMA and AOA recommendations.
We also understand that as viruses mutate and effect change. If you are feeling off or having symptoms, please let us know, and we will make every effort to accommodate and reschedule your visit.
All equipment and instruments are sanitized between patients, and doctors may be using gloves during the exam. Please let us know if you have a latex allergy.
We have implemented new equipment which allows the doctor and patients to distance as compared to prior equipment.
Previous internal exams of the eye health required the Doctor to spend time face to face with the patient.
With the new OCT / Fundus photo equipment, we can document the internal structure of the eye so the Doctor can assess the eye health and compare year to year. As we learn more about the Virus and its effects, we have documented patients with Cotton Wool Spots and can monitor recovery.
We have abandoned the old air puff machine which has to potential to spread vapors across the room to more accurate tonopens which can be done with your eye closed!
We also have moved to advanced digital equipment which allows the doctor to move from inches to feet during the exam.
Previous testing required close quarters:
New CV5000 testing allows distancing and is the latest in high tech eye testing!
We are also concerned about frames and tools being touched and tried on. With our protocol all frames and tools go through a sterilization process to assure no cross contamination.
In addition, we have begun utilizing drive-thru and curbside pickup to minimize contact and reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. When you arrive, simply call or text 417-882-3937, and we will meet you outside.
Supporting Local Businesses
This is a difficult time for many small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through our community, and many business owners are struggling to make ends meet. So as you choose which companies to patronize, we encourage you to support your favorite local businesses.
As Americans we get to choose who we support and where our care comes from!
– Bob Heffington, founder of Heffington Optical
At Heffington’s, we construct your lenses at our laboratory in Springfield, Missouri. We also search for and select frame manufacturers located in the United States. So if you want to support your local and national economy we would love to be your choice!
Schedule an Appointment
Are you looking to schedule a routine eye exam? Do you need new contact lenses or glasses? Or perhaps you have a medical issue regarding your eye health? Heffington’s is now open and ready to serve you. To schedule an appointment, please click here.