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Coronavirus Update – Thursday, March 26

Note to Our Patients:

Thank you for entrusting us with your eye care. Your health and safety are our top priorities, today and every day.

Prairie Eye Clinic will be closed Wednesday, March 25 through Sunday, March 29, due to recommendations from the AOC and CDC. Please know, we are constantly monitoring the guidelines and mandates from the above platforms and will be swiftly updating you on any further closures.

We understand this may interfere with the collection of your glasses, contacts, vitamins, etc. We want you to know we are committed to your care and we are more than willing to address any questions and concerns you may have. Please feel free to leave us a message at 605-624-2020 or email us at

Below are a few tips for contact and glasses wearers:

Discontinue Contact Lens Wear If Sick. Ceasing contact lens wear when sick is advised, consistent with guidance for other types of illness. If you are healthy, you may continue wearing contact lenses but please be sure to adhere to proper wear time and cleaning.

Disinfect your Glasses. Some viruses such COVID-19 can remain on hard surfaces for hours to days, which can be transferred to glasses wearers’ fingers and faces.

If you have additional questions or concerns about this outbreak, we encourage you to monitor updates from the local health authorities and the CDC. Thank you for working with us to keep us all safe and healthy.