March 18, 2020
A message from Robert C. Bobell, O.D., Progressive Vision Center:
The world health community continues to monitor closely the emergence of COVID-19 across our country. At this time, no one knows how severe this outbreak will be. Given this uncertainty, and by direction of our respected Public Health Officials, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and the Illinois Optometric Association, Optometrists have been directed to postpone Routine Eyecare visits. This has been a difficult decision and will cause inconvenience to many. However, I feel it socially prudent and my obligation to protect the health of our employees, our patients, and our community.
We will be closing our office effective Thursday, March 19, 2020 for a tentative two-week period.
We will be seeing patients only with extreme emergent needs by private appointment only. Please contact us by our office phone at 309-647-2020. You will hear up-to-date instructions, may leave a voicemail and when appropriate, someone will contact you by phone.
For optical orders: you will be contacted if you have an order in process for contact lenses or glasses. We will provide curbside service for pickup only or mail delivery.
First and foremost, we want to do our part to protect our community. As our world health community continues to guide us, we will provide updates on our website, our Facebook page and on our practice voicemail.
Our prayers for our world health officials as they guide the decisions of our country over these coming weeks, for our community as we have to make these very difficult, life-changing decisions, and for you – our friends and family – who may be affected by this pandemic. We pray for your health and safety.