As Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to decrease in our community, we are making every effort to return to our normal protocol while still maintaining a safe, clean environment at our office. Please review the safety protocol in place as of 06/10/2021.
New Business hours
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please refrain from making an upcoming appointment.
We are excited the mask mandate has been lifted for all vaccinated individuals. However, doctors and patients in a hospital and clinic setting are still recommended to wear a mask by the Center for Disease Control. As a healthcare facility, we are still requiring our doctors and staff to continue to wear a mask and encourage patients to wear a face-covering during their visit. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing everyone’s smiles again soon!
As always, we follow CDC guidelines by disinfecting equipment and surfaces at each station and exam room between patients. We have also provided handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer for patients to use while at our office.
Frame Selecting Precautions
As a health precaution, we provide hand sanitizer to use prior to previewing frames from our optical selection. We are also setting aside any frame(s) that patients try on and disinfecting those frames before returning them to our displays. The ZEISS UVClean disinfects 6 – 10 frames in just 40 seconds and kills up to 99.5% of common viruses and bacteria on the surface of eyeglasses.
Our dedicated team of eye care professionals are here to help if you need further assistance. The changes implemented are only intended to provide the best eye care without compromising the well-being of our patients and staff. As we do our part to keep our office clean and safe, we encourage you to take notice of measures from the CDC for preventing the spread of viruses. We know some of these seem obvious, but following them goes a long way toward staying healthy and keeping our communities safe:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Practice social distancing of six feet in crowded areas and wear a mask especially if you are not vaccinated.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Stay home if you have a fever, difficulty breathing, or cough, and call your PCP immediately.
Please be advised that our current operations may be subject to change as we continue to monitor and evaluate the best course of action for our clinic and community. Thank you for your patience and we hope you stay safe.
Cristina De La Peña, OD
Tel. (281) 370-3030