COVID-19 Practice Guidelines
We have significantly increased sanitation efforts in the office. Disinfecting everything the patient comes in contact with including every counter surfaces after all encounters.
- We are taking precautions and we are asking our patients do the same by using hand sanitizer or washing your hands upon entry to the office.
- We require a health screening to be filled out prior to the visit to ensure you are healthy. You will receive the screening via text or email. If you do not wish to fill out the screening with either of those methods our Practice Care Coordinator will call you.
- We take our staff and patients temperatures upon arrival to office.
- Our office staff will wear masks and at times gloves for both your and our protection at times where we cannot social distance. We will be disinfecting every surface you come in contact with throughout your visit.
- Generally, our office will not provide patients with gloves or masks. During your visit, you are welcome to bring your own. We are recommending that all patients wear a mask.
- We ask that if you are sick, do not come into the office. If you are sick and have a serious enough ocular emergency, you will be referred to the nearest hospital for treatment.
- If an *ocular emergency is required to be seen by our doctors, we ask that you wash your hands upon entry and a technician will take you directly to an exam room.
- We are limiting our schedule – to keep to a minimal the number of patients in the office, we ask that patients not bring family and friends with them to the office.
- Within the office, we will be practicing social distancing. This includes limiting the overall amount of discussions to essential elements during the exam process.
- If glasses are needed, we request patients not roam the optical but to stay in your designated station. The opticians will bring select frames to you, based on your style preferences, to minimize patients handling frames. Afterwards, every pair that has been handled will be thoroughly sanitized.
- We are scheduling all glasses dispenses, adjustments, repairs, and frame selections.
While we have given every precaution, there is still a risk. We give each patient the choice to be seen and therefore will be submitted to a health screening upon entry. It has been proven that if you have the virus and you CAN spread it before onset of fever or any symptoms, but the risk of transmission is much higher once signs and symptoms set in.