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IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

 

Dear Clients & Patients,


As the impact of COVID-19 is felt across the globe, the health and safety of our staff, clients and patients remains our top priority during this period of uncertainty.  


We have implemented the best practice, to prevent the spread of disease, within the clinic.  Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes have been distributed in the store and are being used regularly. Practicing social distancing, implementing telephone medicine, online services, curb side pick-up/drop off, wearing personal protective equipment and making physical changes in the clinic; protective shields are installed on our eye care equipment, ready for post Covid-19.


The Ontario Government announced a list of additional businesses that are permitted to reopen as of Tuesday May 19, 2020. The list includes retail services that are not in shopping malls and that have separate street-front entrances with measures in place that can enable physical distancing.


While this announcement indicates that Ontario is moving forward with its plan to reopen the province, opticians and optometrists are still subject to Directive #2 which limits health professionals to essential or emergency services until further notice. Non-essential opticianry and optometry services cannot be resumed until this directive is amended or rescinded by the provincial authorities.


Market Lane Optical is only allowed to provide urgent care and/or non-prescription retail services at this time, while maintaining the Standards of Practice on safety and infection control in the practice environment. 


What does this mean?


Market Lane Optical falls strictly under 2 colleges; College of Opticians and College of Optometry.


Under their Standards of Practice, Market Lane Optical will not be able to resume regular hours of operation; we will continue to provide and service our clients and patients through our online services and by emergency bookings until the province of Ontario lifts: Directive #2 for Health Care Providers (Regulated Health Professionals or Persons who operate a Group Practice of Regulated Health Professionals) Issued under Section 77.7 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), R.S.O. 1990, c. H.7


As The Vision Care Providers at Market Lane Optical, we dearly miss our neighbours and many individuals in the Woodbridge/Vaughan community. We hope we will be part of the second phase in Ontario's plan to resume services at Market Lane Optical.   




We remain committed to prioritizing your Vision needs,


Joanne Sze
President
Market Lane Optical | MLO Eye Care : Dr. Alan Ng & Associates

Want to make a non-prescription purchase?

 Our Vision Care providers at Market Lane Optical are taking private personal shopping appointments. During this appointment, our professionals will offer a safe one on one shopping experience, while closely following the health & safety criteria set out for retailers by the provincial government.  


Please contact us marketlaneoptical@gmail.com or 416-735-6987 

Need a to place a reorder?

Market Lane Optical will continue to work remotely. Reorder inquires can be arranged.


Please contact us marketlaneoptical@gmail.com or 416-735-6987 

 

Due to the current situation, we will be modifying our clinic hours and ALL doctors will only be available for consultations via phone.  Emergency appointments can be scheduled over the phone for WEDNESDAYS and SUNDAYS.  We apologize for any inconvenience at this time.     


We will continue to monitor the situation closely and are following the latest guidance from local/provincial and federal health authorities, to ensure that our clinic is aligned with the latest recommendations.


If you are experiencing an ocular emergency and require immediate assistance, please call us at 416-735-6987 or email marketlaneoptical@gmail.com and provide the following:


  1. Name
  2. Phone Number
  3. The nature of your ocular emergency (eg. brief description of how your eyes look and feel, including events leading up to the emergency)


Our doctors will review this information and will contact you over the phone.


The following are considered ocular emergencies and require an urgent visit within 24-48 hours.  Please call our office should you experience:


  • Chemicals splashed into the eye within the last hour
  • Sudden loss or decrease in vision or appearance of a cloudy veil in your vision
  • Foreign body in the eye, ocular injury or forceful trauma to the eye or surrounding area
  • Sudden onset of halos around lights and especially if associated with red painful eye or brow
  • Sudden onset or persistent, severe pain in or around the eye or with movement of the eye
  • Sudden onset of flashing lights and/or floaters
  • Sudden onset of double vision with both eyes open
  • Sudden onset of droopy eye lid


ALL RED EYES will be triaged through telemedicine by our doctors.


Not sure if you are experiencing an emergency?  Email our office with your name, telephone and the nature of your problem at marketlaneoptical@gmail.com or call us at 416-735-6987.

All pending orders and ready to pick up orders are available for Curb Side Pick Up/Drop Off.


Please contact us marketlaneoptical@gmail.com or 416-735-6987 to make arrangements.