How our office keeping patients safe?
We are following CDC (Centers for Disease Control), AOA (American Optometric Association), and other regulatory agencies guidelines daily for the safest patient protocols. We have adjusted many things in the office to help provide the cleanest and safest environment for patients and staff.
Some of those include:
Requiring all patients to wear a mask during their visit.
Please Note: masks with valves are not permitted, while the valve filters for the wearer, it does not offer protection for others.
- Reduced our schedule to limit the amount of people in the office.
- Reconfigured waiting rooms for maximum space between patients.
- Increased our frequency of medical-grade cleansing of our office furniture and equipment.
- Removed all literature in the office to reduce spread of any bacteria or virus.
- Our staff will be wearing masks.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that is highly contagious and can cause a range of symptoms from no symptoms (asymptomatic), very mild symptoms, to very severe respiratory issues which can lead to hospitalization or even death. Studies show that severe cases are more common in the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, hypertension, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus.
How does COVID-19 affect my eyes?
Your eyes are mucous membranes, just like you mouth or your nose. This means that it is possible to receive and transmit various bacteria and viruses through your eyes. Some studies have shown that patients with COVID-19 may present with conjunctivitis either as an early sign of infection or during hospitalization in severe cases. The CDC recommends increasing the frequency of handwashing and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to help prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19.