Northwood Vision: Eye Doctor & Optical in Clearwater Florida
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Optometrists near you offer complete eye care services including comprehensive eye exams, as well as the management of ocular diseases. At our in-house optical, for your convenience, you can pick up your prescription eyeglasses; we stock designer eye frames, sunglasses, contact lenses, and provide fittings and style advice.
Dr. Keats pays particular attention to the small details of each eye examination and demonstrates the new prescription in a trial eyeglasses frame, taking you out of the exam room and into in a real-world environment. This gives you confidence that your new eyeglasses or contact lens prescription will be to your liking before you make the investment.
Northwood Vision accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost of your eye care. Visit us at our vision center today! Call (727) 205-0445 to schedule an appointment or click here. We are conveniently located in Clearwater, Florida, and service Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Largo, and the entire Clearwater area. We are the local optometric practice near you with unsurpassed customer service.
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Appointments are for Emergent Care but not Routine Care during the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the difference?
Routine Care: “I see pretty well in my glasses or contact lenses. I just want to update my frame and / or get some new lenses to optimize my vision. I don’t have any pain or headaches and my eyes feel good and look normal in the mirror to me. I have never been told I have a disease in my eye that needs to be managed. I should definitely wait to come in until the “Shelter at Home” mandate is over. If I am a contact lens wearer, I understand Dr. Keats will allow me to get 3-6 months of contact lenses mailed to me even if my contact lenses are recently expired or close to expiring.”
Emergent Care: “I see poorly and am having difficulty functioning to drive, read, or see my computer. It is affecting my work. Waiting to be seen in 2 months would be very difficult for me to conduct my life.” Another form of emergent care… “I have other symptoms like headaches, red eyes, discharge, or I might have a disease that threatens my sight like diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, a recent onset of flashes and floaters in my vision and so on.”
A final type of emergent care would be a patient who realizes, “I am a patient who has a previously scheduled appointment for a medical condition Dr. Keats is managing to protect my sight, so I should plan on coming in for my visit. However, if my overall health is poor and the benefit to risk ratio says I should push this appointment off until the “Shelter at Home” mandate is lifted, it may be wise for me to reschedule for a later date.” In summary, emergent care means it is important that you be seen quickly for the protection of your visual health and current discomfort, or medical health, so you can function to do your work efficiently now and in the future.
What Makes Northwood Vision Unique
Our eye doctor, Dr. Christopher Keats provides quality eye care services and vision care products in Clearwater, Florida. We truly care about the health of your eyes and provide comprehensive vision care to all family members. At Northwood Vision, Dr. Keats is known for his detail-oriented approach to patient care, from the extensive history to better understand any symptoms or conditions you may exhibit, to the way your eyes work individually and together. Dr. Keats spends extra time with each patient and tailors his examination to best treat each individual.