COVID Eye Visit – What to Expect

The following measures have been put in place at Lakeland Ophthalmology to minimize the risk of infection:

1. PRE-APPOINTMENT SCREENING: Patients are screened by phone prior to their appointments and asked the following:

  • Do you have a cough?
  • Do you have a fever of 99.5 or greater?
  • Do you have fatigue?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have a loss of smell or taste?
  • Do you have trouble breathing?
  • Have you been in the presence of someone with known COVID-19 in the last 2-14 days?
  • Have you been outside New Jersey in the past month?

2. MEDICAL HISTORY IS OBTAINED PRIOR TO VISIT: To minimize time spent in the office, a technician calls each patient prior to their visit to obtain a full medical history.

3. RESTRICTED VISITORS: Patient escorts/companions are restricted from entering the office unless it is medically necessary.

4. TEMPERATURE CHECKS: All patients have their temperatures checked prior to being admitted to the office.

5. CLEAN OFFICE ENVIRONMENT: Strict procedures are in place to routinely sanitize all high-touch areas and exam rooms with hospital-grade disinfectant.

6. MASKS ARE MANDATORY: Medical-grade surgical masks are required. Cloth masks are not acceptable. Patients who do not have a medical-grade surgical mask will be provided with one.

7. SOCIAL DISTANCING: Doctors, staff, and patients follow social-distancing guidelines (except when medically necessary).

8. FREQUENT HANDWASHING: Doctors, staff, and patients practice frequent handwashing with soap & water or hand-sanitizer gel.

9. VIRTUAL EXPRESS CHECK-OUT IS AVAILABLE: To minimize time spent in the office, follow-up appointments and copay collection can be handled by phone after the appointment is completed.

10. TELEHEALTH: Telehealth visits are available when necessary.

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