Telemedicine Prescription Renewals
As everyone deals with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are finding daily that the things we generally for granted are not available to us. Whether it's dinner at our favorite restaurant, a trip to the movies, or your annual eye exam, these options aren't currently available. According to experts, it may be months before we see "life as we know it" return to normal.
If you're due for your annual examination, and in desperate need of more contact lenses or new glasses, Carolina Eye Care has developed an option for you. In March of 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services relaxed medical privacy rules temporarily to allow offices such as ours to participate in Telemedicine. What this means to you is that we can now offer prescription updates and we can order contact lenses for you without an in-person visit.
To qualify for a prescription renewal through a Telemedicine Conference, you must be a current patient of Carolina Eye Care, and your last examination must have been within the last two years. Also, you must not currently be experiencing symptoms that would indicate a problem with your vision or ocular health. If you are experiencing symptoms, Carolina Eye Care can see you on an emergency or medical basis as needed. Finally, to renew your prescription through a Telemedicine Conference, there must be a reasonable expectation that you have experienced no significant changes in your vision in your current prescription.
If you meet these criteria, then great! Let's get started. First, click below to complete and submit the forms that we must have prior to scheduling an appointment. Next, ensure that Facetime, Zoom Meeting or Skype are setup on your device. Finally, call our office at 704-892-3542 to schedule your Telemedicine Conference, and be sure to specify whether you wish to use Facetime, Zoom Meeting or Skype for your conference. That's all there is to it!