- For your safety we are following all strict hygiene and disinfection guidelines as proposed by the CDC.
- Wearing masks and limiting close physical contact is the key to reduce spread of the virus
- We are currently seeing patients in our office and also providing virtual telehealth visits for our long distance patients
- For in-person appointments here are the following ways we are protecting your health:
- Taking temperature with non-contact thermometer
- Recording signs and symptoms of Covid-19
- Installed a Plexiglass sheet at Reception desk
- Reducing patient relatives and patients in the waiting area, we may ask you to wait in the lobby outside or in the car if the waiting area gets crowded
- Scheduling patients at a larger time interval
- All door handles, furniture and equipment wiped down and sprayed with alcohol
- All slit-lamps (eye microscopes for examination) have new plexiglass shield installed
- The eye pressure is checked by using a disposable-covers on the eye pressure instrument
- Frequent hand washing and alcohol cleansing by all staff and wearing masks and PPE
- If you arrive sick, we may ask you to go home
HOW CAN CORONA VIRUS AFFECT YOUR EYES?
- Corona virus can spread through the eyes- just as it does through the mouth or nose
- You can also become infected by touching your eyes after touching something that has the virus on it
- Coronavirus can also cause pink eye or conjunctivitis, but this is not common, do not panic if this happen, call your eye MD
- Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, do not share your towels, utensils with others
PROTECTING YOUR EYES
- If your wear Contact Lenses, try switching them to glasses for a while.
- Contact lens wearers touch their eyes more often
- Also, if you need to wear them, please disinfect and clean them as recommended
- Wearing glasses may add a layer of protection
- Wear safety goggles, eye shields, sunglasses to protect your eyes
- Stock up on eye medicine prescriptions if you can, get a 3 month supply especially your glaucoma medications
- Avoid touching and rubbing your eyes
- If you touch your eyes to administer medications, wash your hands first with soap and water for 20 seconds. Then wash again after touching your eyes.