We are taking appointments at the office and Elective surgeries are being scheduled. Appointment times are limited as we are staggering the visits to minimize contact with other patients and to allow cleaning. We have made the following practice changes to improve safety for patients and staff.
Purell touchless sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the office
Appointment Screening All patients are pre screened by phone for: - any Cough, cold, fever or told to isolate within 14 days. - any Domestic or International travel within 14 days. - any contact with persons told to quarantine or self isolate within 14 days
Lobby/ Checkout - lobby seating has been reduced and spaced to improve social distancing. - guests or drivers for patient are asked to remain in cars or return at end of visit. - All persons entering the lobby are required to sanitize their hands at our Touchless Purell sanitizing station. - seating, counters, surfaces touched by patient/guests are cleaned with CDC approved cleaners between each visit. - our current approved cleaners are Diversey Oxivir TB or Clorox wipes as appropriate.
Exam rooms/ Equipment/Clinical Staff - All patient contact surfaces are cleaned with CDC approved cleaners after every patient (as always). - Doctor and Nurse are wearing masks for all patient contact - All our exam rooms have sinks for hand washing and Purell stations outside rooms for use before and after patient contact
Telehealth video visits are available for established patients with eye irritation or infection symptoms.