We are closely following the most current 2021 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.
In accordance with local and state department of health directives, we are open and scheduling appointments and vision correction procedures. Our patient counselors, ophthalmic technicians and surgeons are observing strict COVID-19 health screening, safety and sanitation visits for all patients.
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For patients who will be seen in our office, please note that we have completely remodeled and updated the interior of our clinic to the highest standard. The health and safety of our staff and patients are our most important priorities and to ensure this, we are implementing the following protocols:
- Our entire staff, including receptionists, patient counselors, technicians and surgeons are wearing the highest level of personal protective equipment (PPE) available and are strictly following the six feet social distancing directive.
- Our surgeons and doctors have been vaccinated for COVID-19.
- All testing and exam rooms are extensively sanitized between each patient visit in accordance with SCCHD and State standards.
- We have plexiglass barriers in our reception area and consultation offices and breath guards in exam and testing rooms.
- We are limiting the volume of patients accessing the clinic consecutively to maintain physical distancing in accordance with SCCHD and State guidelines.
- All staff have their temperature taken daily.
- All patients are 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.
- All patients will have their ”no touch,” thermal scanning temperature taken prior to entering the office.
- We have instituted an additional level of screening for your protection. All patients will answer a set of questions to determine if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness prior to scheduling their appointment.
- We encourage you to bring completed paper work to your appointment. If you cannot complete it in advance, a sanitized pen and paper work will be provided for you to fill out in your car to practice social distancing.
- We ask any family members or caregivers to wait in their car if they are accompanying a patient. If you would like to have them participate in the doctor and patient session, you can call them from your cell phone to have them join the consultation when it begins.
We are confident that this additional level of screening and protocols provides 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.
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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.