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IMPORTANT UPDATE #5: PLEASE READ ENTIRE MESSAGE

Valley Eye Associates is happy to announce that as of now, our office is open!

We will be operating on different office hours while keeping safety in mind.

We are currently available Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Below are the safety protocols that have been put in place for all visiting patients:

  1. All equipment is cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol before and after each use. Examination chairs are disinfected using a virucidal spray before and after each patient. All high touch surfaces are constantly disinfected with virucidal solution.
  2. A protective plastic shield has been installed at the front check in area.
  3. Upon arrival each patient will need their temperature checked with a non-contact thermometer and blood oxygen level taken with a pulse oximeter.
  4. Each morning staff will also undergo temperature and blood oxygen screenings.
  5. We will use our online check-in form as well as requiring any insurance cards or documents to be sent to us via text/email.
  6. All payments can be made with credit card by phone.
  7. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering or mask at all times. You will not be allowed to enter without wearing one.
  8. All pick-ups, adjustments, and other visits will require an appointment time. This is needed so that we know when to expect you and can distance you from anyone else.
  9. We will schedule gaps in between each patient to avoid any overlap between patients. Please come at your scheduled time. If you arrive too early you may have to wait in your car. If you arrive too late for us to perform the necessary tests for your exam you may have to be rescheduled.
  10. A maximum of 2 people will be allowed into the office.
  11. Frames that are tried on must be put into a separate box. Frames are disinfected by saturating in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for a minimum of 10 minutes, dried, and then stored for 3 days before being put on display.

 

Our staff will be reaching out to patients whose appointments were canceled to help them reschedule.

Feel free to call us at 201-664-0847 during our business hours or visit our website at www.2020nj.com to reschedule your appointment.

Thank you.

IMPORTANT UPDATE #4: PLEASE READ ENTIRE MESSAGE

Valley Eye Associates would like to inform all of our patients that we have implemented many new safeguards and procedures in our office to provide the safest environment in preparation for your next visit.

  1. All equipment is cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol before and after each use. Examination chairs are disinfected using a virucidal spray before and after each patient. All high touch surfaces are constantly disinfected with virucidal solution.
  2. A protective plastic shield has been installed at the front check in area.
  3. Upon arrival each patient will need their temperature checked with a non-contact thermometer and blood oxygen level taken with a pulse oximeter.
  4. Each morning staff will also undergo temperature and blood oxygen screenings.
  5. We will use our online check-in form as well as requiring any insurance cards or documents to be sent to us via text/email.
  6. All payments can be made by credit card by phone.
  7. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering or mask at all times. You will not be allowed to enter without wearing one.
  8. All pick-ups, adjustments, and other visits will require an appointment time. This is needed so that we know when to expect you and can distance you from anyone else.
  9. We will schedule gaps in between each patient to avoid any overlap between patients. Please come at your scheduled time. If you arrive too early you may have to wait in your car. If you arrive too late for us to perform the necessary tests for your exam you may have to be rescheduled.
  10. A maximum of 2 people will be allowed into the office.
  11. Frames that are tried on must be put into a separate box. Frames are disinfected by saturating in a 3% hydrogen peroxide for a minimum of 10 minutes, dried, and then stored for 3 days before being put on display.

We are currently available Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. We are not yet open to see patients for their annual routine exams, but we will be available for emergencies and to assist you with all your necessary needs.

 

As this is an evolving situation, we will be monitoring and adjusting our plans accordingly and will continue to keep you updated.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and as always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Valley Eye Associates

IMPORTANT UPDATE: PLEASE READ ENTIRE MESSAGE

To our patients at Valley Eye Associates:

If you returned from outside the U.S or visited an area defined by the CDC as an area of high risk IN THE LAST 14 DAYS, OR

 

If you had direct contact with an individual with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) IN THE LAST 14 DAYS, OR,

 

If you had direct contact with a person who is currently being quarantined for coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure IN THE LAST 14 DAYS, OR,

 

If you felt feverish and had a cough in the last 24 hours, please call our office to reschedule your appointment.

 

We will be asking the same questions when we call to confirm appointments. We recommend non-urgent routine exams to be cancelled for now. We will try to spread out appointments so that only one patient will be with us at a time. Keeping your appointment time will help us to be able to do this.

 

If you need to pick up items or come for adjustments on glasses, we ask that you call us to let us know what time you will be coming so that we can try to keep any interactions with people at a minimum.

 

EYE EMERGENCIES:

*Please call us first to inform us of what type of eye problem you are having.

*We will also be asking the above questions about travel, exposure, and symptoms.

*If it appears that you have a retinal or corneal problem, we will refer you to a specialist since this will minimize your visits.

 

CONTACT LENS WEARERS:

*Please check your supply of contacts to make sure you have enough lenses for at least a few months.

*Make sure that you have an acceptable pair of glasses.

*Use your glasses more to conserve your contact lenses.

*Check to make sure that you have enough contact lens solution.

*If you need to order contacts, please order soon and have it shipped in case of any unforeseen closures at our office. We offer free shipping within New Jersey on any 1-year supply and any 6-month supply of daily lenses. All other orders within New Jersey will have a reduced shipping charge of $8.

 

Please read any future emails from us as that is how we will keep everyone updated. We try not to send too many emails, but we will need to update as things change with the coronavirus. We want to remain open for now to handle any eye emergencies as this will free up our local health care facilities.

Congratulations Dr. Theisz !

-From everyone at Valley Eye Associates:0002

Congratulations to our doctor, Dr. Nicholas Theisz, on his retirement! For those who do not know him, he started Valley Eye Associates back in 1971. He has grown the practice since those early days and has formed many friendships throughout the years. In recent years, he has cut down his hours of practicing optometry, but has very much been involved in the behind-the-scenes development of our practice.

Many of our patients have come to know Dr. Theisz quite well. Pretty much everyone knows of his travels across the USA in his RV. He always has a great story to tell about one of his adventures in some part of our country.

We Thank You for your dedication, guidance, and friendship. Our patients thank you for all your years of caring for their eyes. Congratulations again on a well-deserved retirement. We hope to hear all about your new adventures and wish you the best.

Introducing …

ECO Eyewear by MODO

ECO was conceived by MODO’s founder, Alessandro Lanaro. His idea was to create the first eyewear brand with sustainability and social responsibility as its main commitments.

ECO is the only eyewear brand made of 95% recycled content (our Recycled Collection) or 63% biobased material (our Biobased collection) – plus, a tree is planted for every frame sold. We empower customers to reuse ECO’s packaging and donate their unwanted eyewear to people in need, which provides the gift of sight to 314 million adults and children worldwide. ECO’s mission has become a game-changer in the industry.

“Adding sustainability and social responsibility to a great collection like ECO was certainly a winning combination. We are humbled by the reception in the marketplace and we are proud of our achievements, notably planting one million trees in Cameroon! There is a great journey in front of us and we are committed to keep on going!” – Alessandro Lanaro, CEO MODO

 

TO COLLECTION >>> http://www.modo.com/collection/eco/

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ECO’s approach is based on the pillars: LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD, and DO GOOD.

 

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Being environmentally friendly and looking good is the best of all worlds!ECO is designed by the boutique eyewear firm MODO to be on trend and easy to wear.

 

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ECO Biobased eyewear is made from 63% plant-based materials, certified by the USDA. ECO Recycled is the only eyewear brand in the world made of 95% recycled materials. Plus, we are certified by UL Environment, so when you purchase ECO, you minimize the use of new resources.

 

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ECO plants a tree for each frame you buy. We have planted over 1.4 million trees in Cameroon so far!

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ONE FRAME – ONE TREE

ECO was “born recycled” in 2009, with the start of the program ONE FRAME – ONE TREE, in partnership with the NGO Trees for the Future. Since then, ECO has donated and planted a tree for every frame sold. So far, ECO has planted over 1.4 million trees in Cameroon, Africa!

“We have a responsibility to leave the world a better place than how we found it. Together with Trees for the Future, ONE FRAME – ONE TREE is making a positive impact not only on the environment, but for the people of Cameroon.”

– Alessandro Lanaro, CEO MODO

 

TREES FOR THE FUTURE

“Trees for the Future is dedicated to planting trees with rural communities in the developing world, enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a sustainable future. We are proud to have a partner like ECO and we are thankful for their dedicated support, enabling us to achieve our goals.”

— John Leary, Executive Director, Trees for the Future

 

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IT ALL STARTS WITH A SEED

A seed that is given to Cameroon farmers and then planted in nurseries. Bare-stem transplanting workshops are held by specialists like Kingsley Neba. Cameroon farmers are taught by Trees for the Future about agroforestry and other sustainable farming techniques.

 

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EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING

The workshops extend throughout the community and even to public schools, like the Ecole Publique Dschang Renka Michel, where, with the help of their amazing school director Heleine Tsopmo, children learn farming techniques that will help them create a brighter future.

 

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FARMING

From the nurseries, plants and baby trees are transplanted into fields where farmers continue to cultivate and evolve their land and benefit from their improved soil and reccurring crop yields. With sustainable resources of income, Cameroon residents like Anaje are able to feed themselves, their livestock and make a living.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY FRANCESCA LANARO

 

IN COLLABORATION WITH

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Donate your glasses.

Bring in your old glasses at your next appointment and help Marchon make a visual difference in the world.

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Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You will find a wealth of information about our optometrists, our staff and our services, as well as facts and advice about how to take care of your eyes and protect your vision.

Learn about our Practice specialties including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and the treatment of eye diseases. Our website also offers you a convenient way to find our hours, address and map, schedule an appointment online, order contact lenses or contact us to ask us any questions you have about eye care and our Practice.

Have a look around our online office and schedule a visit to meet us in person. We are here to partner with you and your family for a lifetime of healthy eyes and vision. We look forward to seeing you!

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or even allergies to pollen, chlorine in swimming pools, and ingredients in cosmetics, or other irritants, which touch the eyes. Some forms of conjunctivitis might be quite transmittable and quickly spread in school and at the office.

Conjunctivitis is seen when the conjunctiva, or thin transparent layer of tissue covering the white part of the eye, becomes inflamed. You can identify conjunctivitis if you notice eye redness, discharge, itching or swollen eyelids and a crusty discharge surrounding the eyes early in the day. Pink eye infections can be divided into three main types: viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis.

The viral type is usually a result of a similar virus to that which produces the recognizable red, watery eyes, sore throat and runny nose of the common cold. The red, itchy, watery eyes caused by viral pink eye are likely to last from a week to two and then will clear up on their own. You may however, be able to reduce some of the discomfort by using soothing drops or compresses. Viral pink eye is transmittable until it is completely cleared up, so in the meantime maintain excellent hygiene, remove eye discharge and try to avoid using communal pillowcases or towels. If your son or daughter has viral conjunctivitis, he or she will have to be kept home from school for three days to a week until symptoms disappear.

A bacterial infection such as Staphylococcus or Streptococcus is usually treated with antibiotic eye drops or cream. One should notice an improvement within just a few days of antibiotic drops, but be sure to adhere to the full prescription dosage to prevent pink eye from recurring.

Allergic pink eye is not contagious. It is usually a result of a known allergy such as hay fever or pet allergies that sets off an allergic reaction in their eyes. First of all, to treat allergic pink eye, you should eliminate the irritant. Use cool compresses and artificial tears to relieve discomfort in mild cases. When the infection is more severe, your eye doctor might prescribe a medication such as an anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. In cases of chronic allergic pink eye, topical steroid eye drops could be used.

Pink eye should always be diagnosed by a qualified eye doctor in order to identify the type and best course of treatment. Never treat yourself! Keep in mind the sooner you begin treatment, the lower chance you have of giving pink eye to loved ones or prolonging your discomfort.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: PLEASE READ ENTIRE MESSAGE

Valley Eye Associates is OPEN for all patients and appointment types.

 

Below are the safety protocols that have been put in place for all visiting patients:

  1. All equipment is cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol before and after each use.
  2. A protective plastic shield has been installed at the front check in area.
  3. Upon arrival each patient will need their temperature checked with a non-contact thermometer.
  4. We will use our online check-in form as well as requiring any insurance cards or documents to be sent to us via text/email if possible.
  5. All payments can be made with credit card by phone.
  6. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering or mask at all times. You will NOT be allowed to enter without wearing one.
  7. All pick-ups, adjustments, and other visits will require an appointment time. This is needed so that we know when to expect you and can distance you from anyone else.
  8. Please come at your scheduled time. If you arrive too early you may have to wait in your car. If you arrive too late for us to perform the necessary tests for your exam you may have to be rescheduled.
  9. Frames that are tried on must be put into a separate box. Frames are disinfected by saturating in a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution for a minimum of 10 minutes, dried, and then stored for 3 days before being put on display.

Feel free to call us at 201-664-0847 during our business hours or visit our website at www.2020nj.com to reschedule your appointment.

Thank you.