We’re closely following the latest updates from the CDC and the Santa Clara County Department of Health and guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology as it specifically relates to the concerns most relevant for our patients and care teams.
Furlong Vision Correction Update – May 1, 2020
In accordance with local and state authorities, we will be resuming procedures and appointments starting the week of May 4, 2020. Our patient counselors and ophthalmic technicians are working hard to reach out to all cancelled patients to coordinate rescheduling. If your appointment or procedure was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to reach out to us as well.
Call Furlong Vision Correction at (408) 453-5600 or email us at .
For patients who will be seen in our office, please note that we have recently completely remodeled and updated the interior of our clinic to the highest standard. The health and safety of our staff and patients are our highest priorities and to ensure this, we are implementing the following protocols:
- Our entire staff, including receptionists, patient counselors, technicians and surgeons will be wearing the highest level of personal protective equipment (PPE) available and will strictly follow the six feet social distancing directive.
- All staff will have their temperature taken daily.
- We have instituted an additional level of screening for your protection. All patients will be asked to answer a set of questions to determine if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness prior to scheduling their appointment.
- All patients will be required to wear their own personal mask or facial covering. If you arrive at your appointment and do not have one, one will be provided.
- A ”No touch,” thermal scanning temperature will be taken for all patients prior to entering the office.
- We encourage you to bring completed paper work to your appointment. If you cannot complete it in advance, sanitized paperwork and a pen will be provided for you to fill out in your car as we continue to practice social distancing.
- We ask any family members or caregivers accompanying a patient to kindly wait in the car. If you would like to have them participate in the doctor and patient session, we ask for you to bring your cell phone and to call them when the consultation begins.
- All testing and exam rooms will be extensively sanitized between each patient visit.
- We are confident that this additional level of screening and protocols will provide the highest level of protection possible for our patients and staff while providing you with an additional level of comfort and safety.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office for any questions or concerns. We have worked diligently to formulate a plan to keep you and our patients safe while in our office.
Santa Clara County Health Department Shelter in Place Order effective May 4, 2020
Read about the revised Shelter-in-Place Order through May 31. More…
More about COVID-19 from the CDC
The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Here are a few tips to protect yourself from this respiratory illness:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
We will continue to update this page as new information emerges, but for additional information, please call us at (408) 453-5600.