Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), will touch the lives of all of us, whether it be through our own personal illness or the illness or death of a patient, friend or loved one. At the time of this writing, the virus continues its march in many nations, severely limiting ophthalmic and glaucoma care to emergent or urgent care situations. Many universities, governments, public health agencies and local, national and regional professional medical organizations have issued guidance regarding the appropriate care of patients and how to best protect physicians, health care workers and our staffs from personal harm. These precautions are rightly geared primarily to emergency departments, hospital-based staff, intensive care units and individuals in front-line care situations during the pandemic. Despite these precautions, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other eye care professionals remain at higher risk of infection because of the proximity to our patients during the physical examination, high patient volumes, and/or lack of personal protective equipment during the early phases of disease spread. The fact that many patients are asymptomatic or minimally affected was partly responsible for the delayed understanding, noted first in China, that health care workers are at high risk and that outpatient settings, with close personal contact, could be responsible for enhancing sustained community transmission. The result of this knowledge has led to social (physical) distancing, closure of schools and businesses and, closer to home for eye care physicians, suspension of the vast majority of our office activities, staff furloughs, mounting business expenses, and fears for the future.