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At Pacific Eye Institute, we continue to work with our physicians and staff to provide a safe environment for visitors. We’re following the latest updates from the CDC and the California Department of Health and, in particular, guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology – as it specifically relates to the concerns most relevant for our patients and care teams. We continue to focus on patient safety in each of our offices. We look forward to caring for you in the safest way possible.
Pacific Eye Institute has instituted the following procedures to manage all in-office visits:
With increased safety protocols, our physicians’ surgical schedules are open as normal.
A recent article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology noted that several reports suggest that COVID-19 can cause conjunctivitis (commonly known as “pink eye”). Although not as common of a symptom as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, this is something our scheduling team will take into consideration.
The virus is known 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:
Please contact out office if you have any questions related to our COVID-19 protocols.
Sources: www.cdc.gov, www.aao.org