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Oldsmar Eye Doctor

Optometry Services For The Oldsmar Community

Oldsmar, Fl, is located in Pinellas County, on the north side of Tampa bay. Started by the inventor of the Oldsmobile, Ransom E. Olds in 1916, Oldsmar includes several parks along Tampa Bay, which include scenic beaches. Veterans Memorial Park is a particularly beautiful and peaceful park on the bay. R E Olds Park is another park along the bay where families enjoy playing ball and having picnics. In addition to spending time at the beach, Oldsmar includes other attractions, such as historic bungalows, a downtown, and a commercial area along West Hillsborough Avenue. In addition, the historical society operates a museum containing information about the early days of Oldsmar.

Looking for something especially fun to do with the family? Visit the Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team. Free parking and admission, and a five star rating, who could ask for more? In between the Ski Show, and picking up your new glasses at Northwood Vision, you can choose from an assortment of great places to stop for lunch. FlameStone American Grill is the number one spot for a great meal, Aki Sushi has been called the best sushi in Florida, and if you are interested in something light, try the Green Market Cafe.

Oldsmar Optometrist

As an eye care expert serving the Oldsmar area, Dr. Keats provides outstanding eye care services for all family members, no matter their age. He provides thorough and professional eye examinations, screening for vision problems as well as eye disease.

At Northwood Vision, we offer comprehensive eye examinations, using the most current technology and equipment. An eye exam at our optometric office will begin with a vision test. This test will determine whether you have any refractive errors, which would require vision correction with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our eye exam also screens for eye disease, such as glaucoma or cataracts.

Designer Frames and Contact Lenses in Olsmar, Fl

When you visit our optical department you will be able to choose from a large selection of designer frames and sunglasses. Our staff are trained in helping you choose the glasses that will both suit your vision needs, and look great with your face shape and complexion. We offer a large selection of popular designers, including Fendi, Gucci and Kate Spade, and specialize in designer sunglasses to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays. If you are interested in contact lenses, Dr. Keats will examine you, and determine which contact lenses will suit your particular eyes and vision needs. We carry contact lenses by leading brands, suitable for daily, or weekly schedule. Today contact lens options are almost endless, so our eye care expert in Oldsmar, Fl will find the best contact lenses for your eyes.

 

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Dear Northwood Vision patient,

COVID-19 has the potential to cause grave harm to many of the citizens in our population. According to Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Mark Lipsitch it is likely that at least between 40-70 % of the population will become infected with COVID-19. This virus is twice as contagious as the flu. About 80 percent will not have severe concerns, but based on the current data, 20% of the infected will become severe or critical, needing some form of hospital care to do well. Currently, about 30 % of those who become classified as severe based on WHO classification, will not survive. These are the unfortunate realities at the moment.

Meanwhile, at Northwood Vision, we want to do as much as possible to minimize this risk, to prevent mortality and long term side effects, while doing our best to provide the services our patients need. We are convinced you care about these same things. (Read more)

Here is what we are asking you to do to make a smaller exposure footprint:

  1. If you have any symptoms of a cold or flu (coughing, fever, difficulty breathing, running nose, etc), please reschedule your appointment for at least one month from now.
  2. Try not to touch any surfaces in the office you do not have to touch.
  3. If you are trying on glasses, DO NOT put the frames back on the shelf. Rather, we will collect them from you for proper cleaning before they are returned to the shelves.
  4. If you are ordering contact lenses, a year supply (and some 6 month supplies) order can be direct shipped to your home at no cost. Please take advantage of this so you don’t have to come into the office more than necessary.
  5. If you do need to come into the office for an adjustment, please call the office at 727-725-5558 when you arrive in your vehicle. We will let you know if there is a wait and will put you on a list so we can call or text you to come therefore minimizing the time you are in the enclosed space of our office.
  6. Please come to your appointment with the least number of people possible to reduce exposure to them and to others at the office.
  7. If you have any loved ones that have been exposed to the virus or certainly if they have symptoms of a respiratory illness, please wear a mask in case you are an asymptomatic carrier, or if possible, wait at least 4 weeks before coming in for non-essential care.

In an effort to protect you, here is what we are doing to help lower your risk:

  1. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned several times per day with antiviral/antibacterial cleaner. Surfaces in the exam room will be cleaned thoroughly in between each patient.
  2. No sick or symptomatic staff will be permitted to work while sick with a known viral respiratory infection or symptoms, or while directly caring for a sick relative/friend.
  3. For your safety, payments can be done ahead of time over the phone if you call ahead. This will decrease the amount of time you are in the store and your exposure risk in our enclosed space.
  4. No glasses frames other patients try on will be put back on display until the frames are cleaned with an antiviral cleanser.
  5. We are actively asking patients to reschedule for 4 weeks later if they have any symptoms themselves or in their family/ social network.
  6. We are giving options for patients to acquire goods by mail rather than coming into the store.
  7. We altering our schedule to decrease the number of patients that might be in the office at the same time to maximize social distancing.
  8. We are practicing frequent hand washing at our office to protect you and each other.
  9. We will ask patients to reschedule if they present to our clinic with a cough or other COVID-19 symptoms.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this stressful and trying time. Let us all work together to lower risk of the spread so that less people die and less people have permanent side effects from COVID-19. Each of us can do our part. May God bless each of you and keep you well. Thank you for your understanding and care for your fellow humans.

Dr. Christopher K. Keats, OD