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CORONAVIRUS CLOSURE UPDATE

03/25/20 UPDATE

EFFECTIVE AT 5 PM TODAY IN RESPONSE TO SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER GIVEN BY GOVERNOR INSLEE-WE ARE CLOSED TO ALL NON-EMERGENCY SERVICES. IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE HAVING AN EYE EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL DR. LARSEN AT 509-490-1960. 

 

WE ARE HOPING THAT THIS CLOSURE WILL HELP SLOW DOWN THE VIRUS AND SAVE MANY PEOPLE FROM INFECTION.  WE, LIKE YOU, ARE ARE ANXIOUS FOR THINGS TO BE BACK TO NORMAL WHERE WE CAN BE AT WORK HELPING OUR PATIENTS.  WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE OUR ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGE AND THE WEBSITE WITH THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION.

Due to recommendations by the CDC and the State of Washington, we are currently rescheduling all routine eye care appointments.

WE ARE STILL OPEN FOR EMERGENCY EYE CARE SUCH AS EYE INFECTIONS, SUDDEN LOSS OF VISION OR TO REMOVE FOREIGN BODIES OUT OF EYES.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience this is and will be in your and our lives, but to be compliant and to do our part to try and stem the spread of the virus we feel this is a necessary step.  Thank you for being our patients and for your understanding.  We will evaluate this situation on a week to week basis going forward and update this information on our website.

​Dr.'s Larsen, LaBissoniere and Ward.

(509)966-8801 Office Number

(509)490-1960 Emergency Number

(Note: New emergency Cell Number)

 

Corona Virus Precautions at AVEC

Many people are worried about their exposure to the new virus COVID-19 or more commonly known as the Corona Virus.  Here at AVEC we take your health seriously.  I wanted to inform you of the processes we currently use at AVEC to avoid infections.  We routinely deal with eye infections which are contagious by contact as well. Our current sanitation process involves wiping down all instruments and other things patients and staff touch and handle with alcohol and Clorox wipes in between every patient.  We also wipe down the front counters and door handles with Clorox wipes several times through out the day.  I also use hand sanitizer in between every patient or wash my hands to prevent infection one patient to another.  We also have hand sanitizer for patients to use at our front desk and in the back by the exam rooms at the technician station.  We also have masks available for patients to use if they feel they need one. Our current policy involves asking patients that  if they are sick or not feeling well to reschedule their appointments.  This is especially important with this viral outbreak.  We thank you for being patients here at AVEC and want you to know we value your health and safety.  

Thanks, Jason Larsen, OD

CALL US TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Many people consider vision their most valued sense. Take care of it with an annual eye exam!

Has it been more than a year since your last eye exam or ocular health evaluation?

Are your glasses or contact lenses getting old or scratched?

Do you have new flashes of light or new floaters?

Do you have red or irritated eyes?

Do you have an eye infection?

If you have diabetes, have you had a dilated eye exam in the past year?

Are your contact lenses uncomfortable or dry?  There are new lenses to help with this.

Call today and schedule an appointment with Dr.'s Larsen, and LaBissoniere !

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ABOUT US

Apple Valley Eye Center has been a part of the Yakima community for over 40 years.  Dr. LaBissoniere started the practice here on 40th Ave in 1976. Dr. Larsen joined the practice in 2017 and purchased the practice from Dr. LaBissoniere in 2018. Dr. LaBissoniere continues to see patients after the change in ownership and doesn't have any plans to retire in the near future.  Dr. Mark Ward will be joining the team at Apple Valley Eye Center as a partner to Dr. Larsen in April 2020.  He will add his expertise and 14 years of experience in Yakima to the clinic.  Together the Doctors have over 79 years of experience fitting glasses, contact lenses and the treatment of ocular diseases. 

SERVICES
  • Emergency Eye Care 

  • Adult and Pediatric Eye Exams

  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Exams

  • Flashes of light or floaters in vision

  • Eye Infections

  • Fashion Eyewear and Contact Lenses

  • Specialty Contact lenses both RGP (hard) and Soft

  • CoManagement of Cataract Surgery​

  • CoManagement of LASIK/PRK Surgeries

  • ​Glaucoma Treatment and Management

  • ​Diabetic Eye Exams

  • ​Plaquenil Retinal Evaluations

Apple Valley Eye Center

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509-966-8801
1121 S 40th Ave
Yakima, WA 98908

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