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Practice Temporarily Closed to Non-Urgent Eye Care Needs

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UPDATE: It is with heavy hearts and much consideration that we update you on our status here at Okotoks Eyecare. As we previously mentioned, we have been closely monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak and have been trying to navigate all the uncertainty as best as possible. We love our patients and our community and we truly love what we do, however we know that ‘lives over livelihood’ is the most critical factor to consider right now.  

To try and contribute to the solution as best as we know how, as of Friday March 20, 2020, we will NO longer be providing non-urgent, routine eye examinations/care. This is in accordance with the Alberta College of Optometrists’ mandate. Going forward, one of our optometrists will be available Monday-Friday for urgent/emergency eye care only. Eye emergencies include things like trauma to the eye, foreign bodies in the eye, or other sight threatening concerns.  

We will also be available to help with optical necessities or other urgent concerns as we will still be answering our phones and responding to emails. If you have glasses or contact lenses to collect, please reach out to us to schedule a pick up time as pick-ups will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email us at or call us at (403)938-4300 for the above services so you can be seen individually and so we can ensure our office is appropriately disinfected prior to your arrival. We are trying to limit exposure and contact as much as possible.  

We do not yet know when we will be able to reopen our doors but please know we are only a phone call away. Please continue to follow us here and on Instagram for all updates. We are here to support the community as best as we can during this time. Thank-you for your support and stay safe!  

– The Doctors and Staff at Okotoks Eyecare

Written by Dr. Mark Pitcher

Dr. Mark Pitcher earned his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah before he graduated with honours from the School of Optometry at the University of Waterloo in 1992. He is a member of the National Optometric Honours Society and Beta Sigma Kappa (1989 to 1992). Following his optometric training, Dr. Pitcher earned his Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent Certification from the North Eastern State School of Optometry in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1993.
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