We are pleased to announce the official reopening of our office on June 1st for in-office appointments. To ensure the safety and health of all patients and staff, our office is following guidelines from public health authorities including the CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Please note the following changes as part of our COVID-19 protocol:
General Office Visit Procedure
Pre-screening for symptoms of COVID-19 when making and confirming your appointment. A reminder that masks will be REQUIRED for entry into the building.
Parking lot check in via cell phone from your car.
Upon entry into the building, temperature screening with a non-contact thermometer and hand hygiene with provided sanitizer.
Expedited testing and examination process to maximize efficient use of time during your visit.
Expedited check out.
Follow up appointments will be made over the telephone to limit face to face conversation and time in the building.
Patient Safety Measures
Masks are REQUIRED for entry into the building. You are kindly asked to provide your own masks. Homemade coverings such as scarfs and bandanas are acceptable if you are not (or suspected to be) COVID-19 positive. Office staff and physicians will be wearing masks for all patient encounters as well.
The appointment schedule will be managed to limit the number of people in the waiting room and common areas in the office. In addition, only the patient is allowed into the office. For children and adult patients requiring a caregiver, one adult may accompany the patient.
Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the office.
Waiting room furniture has been rearranged to allow for proper social distancing.
Enhanced exam room, equipment, and surface cleaning and sanitizing procedure after each patient contact.
Continued deep cleaning of the entire office on a regular basis.
Staff Safety Measures
All staff will be screened on a daily basis when arriving at work for fever or other symptoms of COVID-19.
Physicians and staff will be provided appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks and gloves for all patient encounters.
Plexiglass partitions have been installed at check-in / check-out stations to protect both patients and staff.
Virtual Appointments Remain Available
For any patient concerned about coming into the office, we will continue to offer virtual appointments as an option. During such a visit, the doctor will be able to assess your symptoms and determine an appropriate treatment plan, which may sometimes include a follow-up appointment in the office.
When booking your virtual appointment, please include:
Requested doctor (if there is a preference)
Preferred date & time for an appointment
Brief statement of eye problem