Oh Winnipeg we are so happy to be able to see you again starting May 5th!!!
Things are going to be running a bit differently at G is for Glasses, to ensure the safety of you, of us, and of our greater community.
For the time being G is for Glasses is appointment based only for all services we offer. This applies to eye exams, glasses selections, glasses or contact lens pick ups, and frame adjustments and repairs. We are very limited on how many people can be in the shop at once, and appointments will help ensure we do not have long wait times and will prevent line ups out front. We also need to ensure we have adequate time between encounters, with all the extra sanitization and sterilization protocols in place. Please call or email to set something up!
COVID-19 screening protocols will be adhered to before every patient/client enters the building. If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of illness (sneezing/coughing/sore throat/fever etc), have been in contact with anyone diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19, have travelled outside of Manitoba or been in contact with someone who has travelled, we ask that you please stay home. All frames, equipment and surfaces will be sterilized after every interaction.
We also ask that you come alone to your appointment. (Of course exceptions apply for children or an aide.)
Please remove contact lenses prior to your appointment for an eye exam.
When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you wait in your car until we are ready to get you. If you arrive by another means no worries, just have a seat on the bench out front!
We are operating under normal business hours, but may close earlier depending on the last appointment.
What to expect when you show up for an appointment to shop for glasses:
After you have been screened, we will ask that you sanitize your hands immediately at the sanitization station set up at the front of the shop. Then you will be paired up with Ken, Kelsey or Bonni and we will set you up at a cute little sterile station to have a physical-distanced-discussion on what style of frames you are looking for. You could even email us some frame inspiration photos before you come in for your appointment to give us a head start. We will bring you frames to try on in a sterilized tray, and all frames handled during the appointment will be immediately sterilized afterwards. Think of this as a carefully curated personalized shopping experience! You get to sit back and relax, and have us bring you things on a platter! After you have selected your dream glasses from one of the lovely independent frame companies we carry, you will be measured to custom fit your prescription in them.
What to expect when you show up for an eye exam:
After you have been screened, we will ask that you sanitize your hands immediately at the sanitization station set up at the front of the shop. There are guidelines in place for personal protective equipment that must be worn during patient encounters in the clinic. You will be required to wear a mask during the pretesting and eye exam, as will Mel and the Drs. Fill and Rad. The optometrists are also required to wear eye protection. We are unable to do visual field exams or new contact lens fittings at this time.
We do encourage if you are part of the vulnerable population and aren’t in an urgent situation to continue to stay home a while longer at this time. If you are in need of new glasses but have hesitations on coming in, we do have a creative curbside frame selection option for you. Send us an email or give us a call for further info, or to book an appointment!
The smiles will be constant, as will the smizing (when wearing masks), the fun will still be flowing. We may be operating in a different way, but we are still your inclusive and friendly neighbourhood optometry and optical shop, and we are here for you. We appreciate your patience and support of this new way of business for the foreseeable future.