Is it safe to have an eye exam right now?
We have implemented new protocols to ensure your safety and ours. Our protocols were adopted from guidance by local and national health agencies. Due to these new measures in our office, we believe that you are less at risk in our practice than you are when you go grocery shopping as they do not have the same guidelines and much higher traffic.
Is it safe to wear contact lenses now?
Yes, recent studies have confirmed that CL’s are safe for healthy individuals during COVID-19. Remember that good hygiene habits are critical, unwashed hands should be kept away from the face, and if you are sick, you should temporarily stop wearing your contact lenses.
Why is Optomap automatically done during the eye exam now?
Optomap increases everyones safety by reducing the need for extended face-to-face time between the doctor and patient. It improves exam efficiency by enabling the doctor to guide the eye exam based on the Optomap findings. It may also reduce the need for dilating your eyes.
What are you using to disinfect the office?
We use various disinfectants depending on the surface. Pure & Clean is a hypochlorous acid solution. It is the same chemical that our own white blood cells produce to fight off infection in bodies. It is an EPA registered hospital disinfectant with designations for Adenovirus, Norovirus, Rhinovirus, Rotavirus, RSV, Candida Albicans, C-Diff, E. Coli, Listeria, Pseudomonas, salmonella, MRSA, VRE, Tuberculosis, HIV, Influenza A, H1N1, and COVID-19(EPA registration number 92108-1). We also use 70% isopropyl alcohol, bleach-containing wipes, and Lysol as needed.
Why do I need to go to my appointment alone?
We are making every effort to ensure that you, our patients, as well as our staff remain safe. Limiting the number of people in our office will allow us to more effectively practice safe social distancing.
Why am I being asked to wait outside?
This precaution allows us to regulate the flow of traffic in and out of the practice so we can properly clean our equipment and rooms in between patients. This also reduces your exposure to others as another layer of safety.