Office Policy Related to COVID-19

 

  • We are open on a limited schedule, seeing patients for vision correction care.
  • We will limit patient flow in the office, to respect the need for social distancing.
  • All prospective clients visiting our office for consultation will be required to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth.  Please arrive with your mask in place.
  • Prior to a scheduled appointment, all patients will be asked if they are feeling in good general health. Any suggestion of mild flu-like illness, dry cough or other symptoms possibly suggestive of COVID-19 infection will be noted and affected individuals will be asked to seek medical care from their physician. Any pending appointment in our office will be rescheduled after they have been medically cleared and/or tested for COVID-19.
  • Our staff will all wear surgical scrubs and masks. Technicians and providers will wear disposable gloves and protective eyewear during patient care.
  • Normally we encourage prospective clients to bring a friend or loved one to their consultation. Unfortunately, we cannot support this practice at this time. Any friend or visitor will be asked to wait outside our office, either in their vehicle or in a public space with adequate social distancing. There is a Coffee Bean on the ground floor of our building.  The only exception will be if there is a language barrier that can be assisted by a partner, relative or friend.
  • All visitors (patients, prospective clients, etc.) will be asked to wash their hands upon entering our office.
  • All visitors will have their temperature measured with a digital forehead thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.5 or higher will be asked to consult with their personal physician.  An evaluation for vision correction care is not appropriate if an elevated temperature is present.
  • We request that bulky personal articles not be brought into our office if at all possible. This includes large bags, backpacks, coats, etc.  If you do need to bring a bag, please place it on the floor, not on chair seats, tables or work surfaces.
  • All magazines have temporarily been removed from our reception area.

 

We feel it incumbent to be maximally cautious for the foreseeable future.  We do this to protect our staff and all of the patients we serve.  We desire that our office set an example and also be a ‘safe haven’ for patient care.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

David A. Wallace, M.D.

Sima Tabanfar, O.D.

Sandra X. Zhang, O.D.