9000 Lorton Station Blvd Ste M., Lorton, VA 22079
We hope this message finds you and yours healthy during these challenging times. Officials have notified us that it’s safe to reopen. We have implemented the following safety measures as mandated by the state and in accordance with best health practices from the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our primary goal is to provide a safer and sanitary environment for the well-being of our patients, staff, and doctor.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at any time. To request an appointment, please click below.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Clearfinity Eyecare Optometrist
A FEW FACTS ABOUT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) FROM THE CDC:
Person to Person Spread
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from Contact with Infected Surfaces or Objects
It 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.
Masks: Myth vs. Fact
Regular surgical masks are used for those who are sick or have a cough to keep their own droplets inside the mask. They do not prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Only the N95 respirator mask can block out viruses like SARS, H1N1, and the coronavirus. This mask is used for medical personnel who are around a patient with the virus, or a caretaker who is home with someone with the virus. Yes, you can walk around with this mask, but it is sealed tight against your nose and mouth, so it’s not sustainable to wear it for long durations. It is also most important that health care workers have access to the N95 respirator masks.
Basic Steps to Prevent Illness
The same advice your Mom taught you applies to the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are sick, cough or sneeze into your elbow, use hand sanitizer, and stay hydrated.
If you think you may have COVID-19
If you are experiencing initial symptoms of a fever, cough, and body aches isolate yourself at home. Only visit urgent care if you also begin to experience breathing problems that may arise in some cases.