Heffington’s is adapting operations during the Pandemic/Epidemic.
Our hours of operations at both clinics will be 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.
We will continue to take temperatures and use sanitize on hands prior to admittance.
Everyone is encouraged to wear masks with the option for those vaccinated to lower their masks when maintaining a 5 foot distance.
We are following the AMA and AOA recommendations.
During the examination and when a 5 foot distance can not be maintained all will be required to wear masks.
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 Maestro OCT / Fundus photo equipment we can document the internal structure of the eye so the Doctor can access the eye health and compare year to year.
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.