Eye injuries and infections are best handled immediately. If care is delayed, recovery is more difficult and sometimes permanent eye damage can occur. Our doctors are available “on-call” 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to protect your eyesight.

Call us anytime if you think you are experiencing urgent eye problems. Please call our main number (802)-524-9561 to receive the on-call doctor’s cell phone/pager number. If we do not answer or return your call immediately, call or report to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.

Reasons to call

  • LOSS OF VISION
  • FLASHES OF LIGHT
  • VEILS OR CURTAINS IN VISION
  • INCREASING FLOATING SPOTS
  • SHOWERS OF DARK SPOTS
  • DISTORTED VISION
  • HALOS AROUND LIGHTS
  • EXCESSIVE LIGHT SENSITIVITY
  • TEMPLE OR SCALP PAIN
  • EYEPAIN
  • CHEMICAL SPLASHES (IMMEDIATELY RINSE EYE FOR 15 MINUTES BEFORE PRESENTING)
  • FOREIGN BODY
  • RED EYE
  • EYE IRRATATION AND CONTACT LENS WEAR
  • EYE LACERATION (immediately report to emergency room)

We want to express our appreciation to all of you for your patience with us during this crazy time.  We have remained open to see urgent and emergent patients and are slowly beginning to increase the number of patients we see per week.  We have staggered schedules to only have one doctor and their required support staff in the office.  We have staggered patient times such that only one patient is seen at a time.  As such, we must still prioritize those with the greatest need for our services since we are seeing only a fraction of our customary number of patients.  Please understand that you are all very important to us and we look forward to seeing you as soon as practically possible.
We are still offering telemedicine for urgent needs that can be managed outside of the office.

If you come into our office for an appointment, this is what you can expect…
You will receive a phone call from us before the day of your appointment to go over your recent history and other pertinent information to facilitate your time with the doctor during the exam.  If we are unable to have this conversation, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.

Please park near the front entrance (west facing) when you arrive and call our number (524-9561) to announce your arrival.  Our doors are locked to limit the number of patients in the office at any one time.  One of our staff members will review a COVID risk questionnaire with you and take your temperature prior to your entering our office.  We require that you wear a clean mask to your appointment. If you require support or assistance or are under the age of 18, you may have one person accompany you (provided they pass the COVID questionnaire as well).  In an effort to reduce the number of potential contamination points, please leave any unnecessary items in your vehicle (hats, cell phones, etc.).  Nonessential visitors that accompany patients will be required to stay in their vehicle.

Our frame gallery is open on an appointment basis only.  The same precautions shall apply.  All frames are sterilized following handling.

Patients, parents and essential care providers with a temperature of 100.4 or higher or answer yes to any of the COVID-19 questions will not be allowed entry into the office.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Everyone’s health and wellness are our number one priority.  We are following the CDC and the AOA’s recommendations regarding COVID-19.  As guidelines change in the upcoming months, we will adapt accordingly.

Thank you very much for entrusting us with your care during this unprecedented time.