In addition to caring for our Boston community, I care about our Boston community. Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19, I have decided to temporarily close the office starting Monday, March 16th.

We are not shutting down completely, and in an effort to be more accessible to you during this time, I have done the following:

  1. I've implemented a telemedicine platform. We won't be using this platform for comprehensive eye exams, but if you have a red eye or swollen eyelid for example, please email us at info@envisionboston.com and I can schedule to see you remotely. We will be using this platform during our normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm.

  2. The office phones have been forwarded to my cell phone so that you can still reach me. We will also be answering emails as well.

  3. If you need to order glasses or contacts, this is business as usual for us. Just email us and let us know what you need.

 

I understand that you may be experiencing uncertainty in your life and work during this time. We are in this together. As a brand new small business owner, the financial impact of COVID-19 to my practice is profound. I truly appreciate your support during this time. We need to support each other to get our community back up and running.

Additionally, I want to provide information about contact lens use and COVID-19.

  • Contact Lens Wear is Safe. Despite myths and misinformation that have arisen over the past 48 hours, contact lens wear remains a safe and highly effective form of vision correction for millions of people worldwide.

  • Proper Hand Washing is Essential. When using contact lenses or glasses, careful and thorough hand washing with soap and water followed by hand drying with unused paper towels is paramount. For contact lens wearers, this should occur before every insertion and removal.

  • Disinfect Contact Lenses. Contact lens wearers should either dispose of their daily disposable lenses each evening, or regularly disinfect their monthly and two-week lenses according to manufacturer and eye care professional instructions. My preferred disinfecting solution is Clear Care.

  • Disinfect Glasses. Some viruses such as COVID-19 can remain on hard surfaces for hours to days, which can be transferred to glasses wearers’ fingers and faces. This especially holds true for presbyopes (people generally over the age of 40). Most presbyopes require reading glasses and they may be putting them on and off their face multiple times a day. This age group appears to be among the more vulnerable population for developing COVID-19, as compared with contact lens wearers, who are typically younger.

  • Discontinue Lens Wear Only if Sick. Ceasing contact lens wear when sick is advised, consistent with guidance for other types of illness.

  • Glasses are Not Proven to Offer Protection. There is no scientific evidence that wearing glasses provide protection against COVID-19 or other viral transmissions.

I am here for you and together we will get through this difficult time. Please take care of yourself and those who need you!

Warm regards,

Dr. Garlich

We understand there are many optometry offices out there and we're happy that you've chosen us. Our goal is to provide the best care and customer service possible. We like to think of our relationship less like a business transaction and more like a friendship. Come visit us, you'll see what we mean.

We are a full-scope optometry practice located in the heart of Boston's financial district. Our mission is to contribute to a lifetime of healthy vision, providing each patient with the highest quality vision care and consequent quality of life. If you're looking for an eye exam, contact lenses, eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses, we're here to help. Visit our downtown Boston location in the Financial District.

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One word: Quality.

We believe in the highest standards in everything we provide. From our comprehensive eye exams, to our glasses, to our free 2 year warranty on every frame. We are honored you've chosen to see us and we want to ensure you have a great experience here.

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126 High Street

Boston, MA 02110 

Email: info@envisionboston.com

Phone: 617-426-0100 

Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

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