Dr. Niederkorn's Thoughts For The Week
by Michael Niederkorn on 03/20/20
Well the COVID-19 is changing everyone's life right now. My staff & I have decided to try and stay open to help the vision needs of our patients.
Unfortunately, our medical system is having to defer routine care & concentrate on the more serious conditions affecting our patients and community during the current virus pandemic.
Everyday I encounter someone with a medical issue that requires non-routine care. It may be a cataract, retinal detachment, foreign body in the eye, ect. I guess we will have to work together to get proper medical care to everyone in a timely manner one way or another. Someone has to be able to deliver that care.
Sickness doesn't take vacations, holidays, or weekends off. Support your neighbors who may be in need. Take this time to assess your family's ability to live during a future crisis. The Coronavirus will pass, but it is good time to remember to be thankful for all the blessings we have & be prepared to protect them in the future.
Be safe and generous to each other. Our community and country are strongest when we all pull together to help where we can. Everyone will sacrifice something during this ordeal.
This type of event brings out the best and the worst in people. I know you will all try to be your best during this pandemic, and we will try to do our part as a healthcare provider and do our best as individuals to focus on what really matters - taking care of each other.