(Mosinee, Wisc.) – Pearle Vision in Mosinee is open for business and serving the community during this extension of the Safer-at-Home order. Part of their service to the community is in the form of raising money for the Community Center of Hope, Inc.
“As a locally owned business, taking good care of people in our community is very important to us,” says Dr. Jeremy Goetsch of Pearle Vision. “Many people have critical eye health issues that need to be managed closely. Others may need to pass a visual test to start a new job. Someone might break their glasses and not have a backup pair. We need to be here for our neighbors.”
Another way that the team at Pearle Vision is helping their neighbors in Southern Marathon County is with a new effort to provide support for those experiencing economic insecurity during these unusual times.
“Everyone can use a helping hand sometimes, so we are going to donate $5 from every eye exam this May to Community Center of Hope,” says Dr. Goetsch. “We will get things started by donating for our April exams, too, and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of community support so we can build on April’s donation.”
“We’ve experienced a significant increase in the need for our services since mid-March,” says Amy Bergstrom, Executive Director of Community Center of Hope. “We’re grateful for all of the support our community has shown us, and for the ability to support them in turn.”
Terra Plaisance, Executive Director of the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce, applauds the effort. “I’m so pleased to see two of our members teaming up to support our community like this. It says a lot about the spirit and perseverance in our area that people and businesses are working together like this to support each other.”
Business has changed for most companies in light of Wisconsin’s Safer-at-Home orders, and optometry offices are no exception. Dr. Goetsch and Dr. Kathi Leach are still seeing patients three days a week, but the office is currently open for slightly shorter hours than usual – from 9am-5pm on weekdays.
“Our team has done a great job of updating and adapting how we operate,” continues Dr. Goetsch. “As a healthcare office, we were always mindful of cleanliness. And like many other businesses, we’ve added more steps to our cleaning procedures throughout the day. We also ask patients to come alone to exams if at all possible, and you’ll see us wearing face masks and using other protective equipment.”
Pearle Vision is located at 412 Third St, Mosinee, WI 54455. To support Community Center of Hope, you can book an exam online at PearleVision.com/Mosinee or by calling (715) 693-2400. You can also donate directly to Community Center of Hope at cchope.net/donations.
Support Community Center of Hope, Inc. as they assist individuals and families in Southern Marathon County. We will donate $5 per eye exam from May 1-31, 2020. Book your exam online or call us at (715) 693-2400.