March 31, 2020
To our patients,
In an effort to comply with the Governor's orders, our offices are making further adjustments to limit exposure and ensure the safety of our patients, staff and providers. As a result, we are extending the temporary closure of our offices until May 1, 2020. All appointments through April 30 are canceled. Once we resume normal business hours our office will be in touch to reschedule appointments.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in "flattening the curve" to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus.
We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine if we need to further delay the office reopening or make other changes. Please feel free to check our website at https://vaeyes2020.com/ for updates or follow our Facebook Page
We will be available for our established patients experiencing an urgent matter. Our office line is forwarded to a dedicated voicemail line that is checked Monday-Friday. For a copy of your prescription, please email us at [email protected] or [email protected]
We appreciate your understanding and patience. We will continue to keep you updated along the way.
Dr. Nina Bhat, O.D. Warrenton Office: 540-216-0816
Dr. Julie Chung, O.D. Leesburg Office: 571-258-4644
March 17, 2020
To Our Patients,
To help protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community at large, we will temporarily be canceling routine eye exams for the next 2 weeks. This was not a decision made lightly. We will call all patients currently on the books to reschedule for March 31 or after. We apologize for the inconvenience but feel that this is in the best interest of all at this time. If you are in need of an urgent eye care visit, please call our sister offices at Sterling 571-434-8070 or Fairlakes 703-631-5131 which are operating on a limited schedule at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
We will also monitor this email address: [email protected] and try to respond as soon as we are able.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all our patients who are considered high risk, to postpone non-essential excursions outside their homes in order to reduce risk of contracting COVID-19. This includes anyone over the age of 60, pregnant or nursing mothers, and anyone who is immunocompromised. Although our office staff is vigilant about following all CDC and AOA guidelines, sanitizing all surfaces, disinfecting all equipment, and common areas (reception area, door handles, etc.), we nonetheless wish to avoid risking the health of our most vulnerable patients with unnecessary exposure to others who may be contagious but asymptomatic. In an effort to further protect our patients and staff, we ask that you all are mindful of the following precautions:
If you are sick, please stay home. If you have had contact with someone who is ill or are caring for someone at risk, please defer your appointment.
If you have an ocular emergency or any urgent issue – please call us to schedule a telephone consult. If the doctor determines that she cannot resolve an urgent concern without seeing you in person, we will arrange an appointment before or after regular office hours so that no other patients are in the office at the same time.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time as we all work together to keep our community healthy and safe.
Dr. Julie Chung
Leesburg Eye Center