Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patient Update

Updated August 6th, 2020

As part of phase one of Florida Gov. Ron Desantis’s plan to carefully reopen the state’s economy, elective procedures and non-emergency appointments can resume again. Effective Monday, May 4th all our clinics have been reopened to serve your eyecare needs. The safety and health of our patients and staff remains our top priority. We have taken the following critical steps to provide a safe environment for your care:
  • We have reduced our daily patient appointments at each clinic to ensure social distancing in all common areas.
  • All practice employees are wearing face masks or face coverings and are having temperature checks daily.
  • We are asking all patients to wear face masks or face coverings at all times. If you have a mask we request that you bring one and wear it to your appointment. If you do not already have a mask then we will make arrangements to ensure additional protection for you and all of our staff and other patients.
  • We will call our patients the day before their appointment to carefully review screening questions to ensure the safety of you and all other patients and our staff.  For your safety this will be again reviewed on the day of your appointment.
  • We will be screening and checking temperature all patients on arrival.
  • We have a new registration process where you can complete the majority of your patient paperwork online before you arrive at the clinic.
  • To ensure social distancing, we are limiting visitors and monitoring common areas for extra safety for you.
  • We have developed a comprehensive room disinfection protocol that is carried out by our technicians before and after each patient comes into offices. This protocol includes cleaning all surfaces in the rooms as well as any instrumentation used for patient testing.
  • Our offices are disinfected thoroughly on a regular basis throughout the day as well as the evening.
We remind patients to follow all CDC guidelines and encourage our patients to reschedule if they have experienced any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, or any other new symptoms of any type. We have taken this approach as a partnership with you with our goal being to provide excellent health care in a fashion that is as safe as can possibly be.
Thank you for your support during this time. We are honored to serve you.

All patients are required to wear face masks during their visit. To ensure maximum protection and safety for all patients and staff, please be aware of our face mask policies.

Masks with valves may not be used without additional protection. Patients who wear face masks with valves will be provided a surgical mask to place over their mask. Per the Mayo Clinic, masks with one-way valves make it easier to breathe, but because the valve releases unfiltered air when the wearer breathes out, this type of mask does not prevent the wearer from spreading the virus.