CHANDLER, AZ — Back in 2019, Michael Garcia of Chandler launched a mobile optometry office called Sight on Site.
“So we partner with companies and basically we set up inside work places like conference rooms, any open area, and we actually provide all eye care at the workplace all on-site."
He says they were fully booked in March -- and then the COVID-19 pandemic came along.
"Basically every client canceled until further notice,” says Garcia.
The nature of the business is up-close, and for Garcia, safety is a top priority, so he's putting a game plan in place to safely reopen in June.
"Some things we are going to do is have face masks and since we touch frames and get close to people's faces, we are going to have gloves...and then anything they try on, we will disinfect first and then wait to make the frames available to try on again,” he says.
Those are just some of the many precautionary measures he says the mobile set-up is taking, and during this time of social distancing and services by appointment only, his business model is a perfect fit.
"Because it's a private event and not a public event, we have a better way to manage crowd control. It's just a fun and safe eye care experience."
He's hopeful business owners will see his model as a way to provide a much-needed service, especially since most people have gone one to two months with no eye care service.
"Doing it right...that's why we are gonna take time to reopen, do it with confidence so people can come to us with confidence. That's the goal."
For more information on Sight on Site, go to www.soseyecare.com.