Our office is currently closed except for emergencies until further notice due to the statewide lockdown. However, our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us for assistance.
Remember — older adults and people who have underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease and diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
For additional information from the AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology), download their guide: Coronavirus and Your Eyes.
For anyone who is admitted to our office, we have instituted a policy of only 1 person accompanying the patient. We are requesting that this individual wait in their vehicle or outside the office during the patient’s visit.
Staff are vigorously cleaning each exam room and the waiting room after each patient. All magazines and reading materials have been removed from the waiting room.
What You Can Do to Help Defeat COVID-19
We’re urging patients and everyone else to follow all CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as this crisis continues to unfold:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when hand-washing is not possible).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (aim for 6 feet apart when possible).
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick (wear a scarf if a facemask is unavailable).
- Clean and DISINFECT frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Life got tougher for all of us worldwide. We are all in this fight together. And by following the CDC guidelines listed above, we can all play a pivotal role in helping to prevent this disease from spreading and overwhelming our healthcare system.
In time, we will beat this thing. Do what you can to help, and try to stay positive. In times of crisis, humanity has always shown its best. It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we all work together.