Bright Eyes Family and Bright Eye Kids are now closed to all but eye emergency visits. We plan to reopen for vision therapy sessions as soon as the CDC and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis allow it.
Question: Do patients keep doing vision therapy if my child can't come into the office?
Answer: This question will be answered on a case-by-case basis - contact your therapist!
To all of our patients and families enrolled in vision therapy, Like you, my family is adapting to life at home. My children are doing virtual school and taking online guitar and cello lessons. We have friends that are doing online taekwondo training. That is just how it is for a little while, but we don't need to let it take control of our lives.
With schoolwork and leisure being held on digital devices during this time, helping our patients with visual symptoms is now more important than ever. Fortunately, Bright Eyes staff have experience doing online "remote vision therapy" - we have helped patients in different states and even different countries. There is no reason to lose momentum during this time. If your therapist has not already, we will be reaching out to you soon to discuss how we will proceed in your individual case. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let me know.
If a patient or family member actually contracts coronavirus, they may be too sick to do therapy or assist their child with therapy. If your family is in self-quarantine but the patient feels well, we recommend you continue home therapy activities and contact your therapist - we can email you ideas and variations! In the event that Bright Eyes must close for a period of time, we may offer remote therapy sessions on a case-by-case basis. (While remote therapy sessions are not the ideal way for patients to learn in the long term, we do not want patients to lose momentum, or to take an extended time to complete therapy, if possible.)
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us! We will remain vigilant, constantly monitoring the CDC’s standards, as well as city and state government advisories, and will openly communicate with you as the situation progresses. We care about our patients and staff, and will continue to work hard to keep everyone safe and healthy! Thank you for trusting us with your family’s vision!
- Dr. Nate, Dr. Beth and the Bright Eyes Family