Again, not in the same country. We don't even call them eye doctors here. Different regions have different healthcare systems and so the virus requires different action in those different regions. I'm in a badly hit small city.
I have literally been told by a doctor I needed to see that it was hard finding me an appointment because he had to try and fit me into his shifts but he had to see me because he was concerned about my healing from an injury.
So, yeah. This is based on first and second hand experience. In both panels.
The injury I have to see that doctor for is the same one I was coming back from the hospital from and overheard people saying the virus was fake because hospitals were empty.
You saying optometrist indicates you're not in the same country I'm in, anyway. Something you maybe should have considered before telling me that what I wrote is wrong. Region by region is all different in how they respond. This is what's happening where I am. And it's no exaggeration.