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Eye Examination

DUE TO COVID-19OUR OFFICE IS TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF. 

AS OF MONDAY MAY 18, 2020 OUR OFFICE HOURS WILL BE 8:00AM-6:00PM MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. DR. SILVER WILL BE IN THE OFFICE MONDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS. DR. TAKETA WILL BE IN THE OFFICE TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS FOR EXAMS, GLASSES OR CONTACT LENS PICKUPS. NO WALK INS WILL BE ALLOWED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE AND SUPPORT WHILE WE NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS CHALLENGING TIME.

DR. RICHARD L. SILVER

DR. RANDY TAKETA

STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE




REOPENING OUR OFFICE

To our Valued Patients:

The offices of Drs. Silver and Taketa are planning to reopen after the “Safer at Home” initiative on May 18, 2020.

Please be reassured that we are deeply focused on the health and safety of you, our patients, along with our staff and families.

As we begin to navigate this new normal, we have established strict protocols on cleaning and disinfection in the office. In addition, as per the CDC and AOA guidelines, we will be performing a short health screening regarding questions about your health, along with a non-contact thermometer measurement of body temperature and oximetry for blood oxygen levels. Every surface and equipment that will be needed to aid in your eye health examination will have been previously cleaned and disinfected. We are adjusting the schedule to limit the number of patients in the office at one time, and we ask you not to bring family members unless you are a parent accompanying a child for their exam or a caregiver for an adult needing assistance.

Our staff will be using appropriate protective equipment including facemasks. Gloves and face shields will be worn during certain parts of the exam as needed. By order of the State of California and Los Angeles County, you are always required to have appropriate covering of your nose and mouth. This is a mandatory requirement to enter our office and protect your health as well as ours.

We are excited to see all of you as soon as physically possible and ask for your patience and understanding for the next few months as we regain our momentum and ability to ramp up our schedule. This has been a difficult time for everyone and re-establishing a safe environment for you and our staff to return is a multi-faceted challenge.

Together, we will take each day as a commitment to move forward. We are focused on our mission of providing the highest quality eye care possible using outstanding technology with service and compassion.

Coronavirus Protocols for EyeCare 

Information may change regularly. Please check for updates.


General Resource Information and Links: 

Follow reliable information on Covid-19 posted by the CDC and the National Institutes of Health

https://www.cdc.gov

https://www.nih.gov

Can I still wear my contact lenses? Should I still wear them?

Many people are concerned about contact lens wear during these uncertain times. Your contact lenses are safe to wear assuming you follow the standard cleaning and disinfecting procedures as per usual. However, if you are able to wear glasses you may consider this temporary alternative.


What if I am due for my routine eye exam now? 

Unfortunately, our office is closed due to mandates by both the State of California and City of Los Angeles. While we are not seeing patients for their comprehensive exams at this time, we are here for any eye health emergencies.


Can I get Coronavirus in my eye?

No. Health officials believe 1%-3% of those who have contracted Coronavirus may develop viral Pink Eye, or Conjunctivitis as a potential symptom. Those are low numbers. This means if you or someone you care for wakes up with that ever so lovely crusty, pink and sore eye, don’t panic. Having Pink Eye does not mean having Coronavirus.


Can I use eye drops?

Yes. You want to practice safe and proper hygiene like you always do:
a.. Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
b.. Make sure the dropper is clean. You can clean the top with rubbing alcohol if needed
c.. DO NOT touch dropper to your eyelids or face

Glasses Care

We would like to remind everyone who wears glasses to clean them on a regular basis. You can do so by rinsing them under room temperature water, using mild soap (DO NOT USE anything with harsh chemicals) and dry with a glasses cleaning cloth. Remember to clean nosepads and ear pieces.

WELCOME

We strive to build enduring relationships with our patients by providing the utmost in quality health care, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and offering only the best in optical materials all in a comfortable, friendly and professional environment.

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TESTIMONIALS

  • They have taken incredibly good care of my mom, so I have to recommend them 100%. Fixed her glasses and then fitted new ones, twice. They also have the trendiest selection of glasses I have seen anywhere. It made me want glasses even though I don't need them.
    They have taken incredibly good care of my mom, so I have to recommend them 100%. Fixed her glasses and then fitted new ones, twice. They also have the trendiest selection of glasses I have seen anywhere. It made me want glasses even though I don't need them.

    Janelle N.

  • Our eye doctor retired and my husband and I were referred to Dr. Silver by a neighbor. My husband has rather complicated eye issues (damage to one eye) and we were worried...But we shouldn't have been. He is a wonderful doctor and his office is busy but efficient and pleasant. And they take Medicare, which I increasingly respect as the right thing for a caring and committed doctor to do.
    Our eye doctor retired and my husband and I were referred to Dr. Silver by a neighbor. My husband has rather complicated eye issues (damage to one eye) and we were worried...But we shouldn't have been. He is a wonderful doctor and his office is busy but efficient and pleasant. And they take Medicare, which I increasingly respect as the right thing for a caring and committed doctor to do.

    Noël J.

  • I recently got glasses from here, and these guys are soooo awesome!! I needed to get an honest opinion about glasses and these guys did not hold back! They really helped me find a pair that was best for me. I went 3 times!! Until I decided and each time they were sooooo helpful and soo funny and sooo nice.
    I recently got glasses from here, and these guys are soooo awesome!! I needed to get an honest opinion about glasses and these guys did not hold back! They really helped me find a pair that was best for me. I went 3 times!! Until I decided and each time they were sooooo helpful and soo funny and sooo nice.

    Lori C.

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Doctor Silver & Taketa

2901 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 100,

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone. 310-829-0055