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What to expect when visiting us.

Patients & Staff Remain Our #1 Priority 

COVID-19 Update05/13/20   -   In effect until further notice - 

Forrester Eye Associates OPEN normal hours as of May 18th. EyeMart will also reopen on this date. 


Optometrists are designated as essential providers in SC during the COVID-19 state of emergency.


We are working hard and making every effort to balance being available to care for your emergency and urgent eye care needs with your safety in mind of reducing the risk of transmission of the virus.


Actions we have taken:


  • 1) Practicing social distancing by allowing only a few people into the building at a time. A family member accompanying the patient remains in the car with the exception of one parent with a minor or a patient requiring a caregiver.

  • 2) The door will be open. We request patients come inside and check-in to get paperwork and return to their cars until the tech comes to bring you inside. 

  • 3) Curbside dispensing of contacts.

  • 4) Most contact orders will be shipped to your home free of charge. Call 864-642-1889 if you need more contacts.

  • 5) While in the building maintain a six-foot distance from others. Our doctors and staff wear face masks. We request patients to bring their own face mask for protection. 

  • 6) Plastic shields on the microscopes between doctor and patient. ( These are on order.)

  • 7) Thorough cleaning and disinfection process at the start and end of each day with continual disinfection procedures throughout the day including all frequently touched surfaces and exam room equipment

  • 8) We will be checking temperatures at the time of check-in for the safety of all. 

Our Protection Against Coronavirus


        Each day we are learning more about the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact as an international public health concern. Forrester Eye Associates takes great pride in providing patients with the most compassionate and high-quality care. We want to take a moment to assure you of the precautions we are taking for the health and well-being of patients and staff.

     As healthcare providers, every day our teams maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and sterilization in our practices. To further safeguard you, we are closely monitoring and following guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and have proactively implemented new infection control protocols above and beyond the rigorous procedures that already take place.

     If you have an upcoming appointment with us or would like to create one, we encourage you to do so with confidence. We look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to provide a compassionate and safe patient experience.

Here is what Forrester Eye Associates is doing:

  • Extra cleaning and disinfection measures have been implemented for patient treatment areas, lobby/waiting room, surfaces, equipment, and tools.

  • Employees wash hands regularly with soap and water and use hand sanitizers

  • Employees have been instructed to stay home if they are feeling ill or have been around anyone who is ill

How to help prevent the
spread of coronavirus
Take Care of Yourself.

Please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days or you are experiencing:

  • Flu-like symptoms, including a fever, cough, or shortness of breath

  • Have symptoms of a respiratory infection

  • Have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, the flu or another communicable disease

We encourage you to visit a medical doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. We will always be here for you when you are ready to reschedule your appointment.

Follow these best practice tips to keep yourself and loved ones safe.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you’re sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Your health is our top priority,
and we look forward to seeing you at
Forrester Eye Associates  

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