Safety and quality of care are of our highest priorities. We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the California Optometric Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our safety procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients, their family members, and our staff.
Here is what we are doing to ensure everyone’s safety:
- Daily Health Symptom Screenings: All of our employees, patients, and visitors are screened for symptoms and confirm no fever with a contactless thermometer upon arrival.
- Capacity Restrictions:
- We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between patient appointments.
- We have limited the number of patients and visitors in our office at any time. We know that keeping all of our patients safe from COVID-19 must be our first commitment.
- We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied, if possible. For those patients who need a guardian to accompany them, we ask that this be limited to a single family member.
- Safety measures:
- Face Masking: We require all employees, patients and visitors to wear a mask while they are with us.
- Our doctor and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Physical Distancing: We have rearranged our office and internal spaces such that patients, employees can maintain appropriate and comfortable physical distance. Even when physical distancing is not possible, the use of masks still provides necessary protection.
- CDC Recommended Cleaning Protocols: Our practice and all instruments are either disinfected or sterilized per a rigorous protocol. In exam rooms, this protocol includes cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces, including exam tables, chairs, keyboards, computers, chin-rests, and handles after each patient.