Outer Cape Health Services (OCHS) today announced the reopening of optometry services at its Provincetown health center located at 49 Harry Kemp Way. The resumption in services comes after OCHS followed state orders to shut down optometry in late March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The optometry program officially reopens Thursday, July 30 with enhanced safety and sanitation measures and procedures in place for the Provincetown-based service, primarily serving the Outer Cape region.
Michael Henderson, OD, of Provincetown, will resume his leadership staffing of the OCHS optometry department. Services include routine eye exams, contact lens fittings and prescription fills, and screening/testing for glaucoma, cataract and other eye abnormalities. Dr. Henderson, a graduate of Indiana University School of Optometry, helped to establish the OCHS optometry program in 2015.
With the program reopening, OCHS will prioritize high-risk patients requiring urgent eye care that may have been delayed. OCHS is also re-scheduling visits that were canceled during the state-mandated restrictions.
Patients seeking optometry and other OCHS medical appointments are asked to contact the OCHS patient access center at 508-905-2888.